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  • Chris Bylsma - designer for the way we live

    August 03, 2013 2 min read

    I've just posted the Chris Bylsma classes on the website, so registration is open!  The classes will be taught at the shop - Saturday in La Plata, and Sunday in Leonardtown.

    Chris in Interlude
    Chris in Interlude


    It's been a while since Chris has been able to visit us, and I have missed hosting her.  She is a lovely person inside and out, and it's always a pleasure to see her.  Although you've all seen and admired her designs in the shop, if you're new to Crazy for Ewe, you may not have had the opportunity to take a class with her. So, let me take a minute to introduce Chris, and tell you why I like her so much.

    As a designer, Chris is talented and unpretentious - her garments are a perfect match for the Crazy for Ewe knitter -- she deigns for the way we live.  Her garments are stylish without being trendy - chic without being fussy or pretentious.  They are your BFF garments.  You know, the garments you reach for time and time again because they're attractive and great-fitting, and they're easy to wear.  Chris Bylsma garments are wonderful wardrobe items that become an essential part of your life.

    Being wardrobe essentials, does not mean that they're plain or boring.  Chris' designs are full of beautiful chic details that make them a special.  The effect is not one that shouts "Hey, look at me."  It's more the quiet confidence that comes with any well-tailored piece of clothing.  They are very much at home in every situation - professional, casual, or dressy situations.  They just work.  I have knit nearly a dozen of Chris' designs, and I wear them often.  Every time I wear one of Chris' designs, people compliment it.  It's not just knitters either -- ordinary people who simply admire the garment always ask me about it.

    We all appreciate these details - who doesn't want to look pulled together and  polished?  As a knitter, however, I especially appreciate how easy Chris makes it to get that effect.  She's all about making it easy and accessible.  Special techniques like pockets, trim, edgings, and interior structural elements - Chris makes them all easy and available for you to incorporate into any garment you knit.  It's a day of creative color play and technique development.  You'll learn something useful, regardless of how long you've been knitting, and I guarantee, you'll have fun.

    Registration is now open, and class size is limited.  I encourage you to sign up now, because you don't want to miss out!  Call either shop to register  301-475-2744 or 240-349-2853

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