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knitting and singing a twisted stitch at StevenBe, Minneapolis

July 26, 2013

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Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch
Knitting & Crochet Classes with Lisa Daehlin
at StevenBe August 2013

Thursday, August 1st

Hairpin Lace & Broomstick Lace Crochet  10:30am-1:30pm

Hairpin Lace and Broomstick Lace Crochet are examples of taking tools made for common everyday tasks and reinterpreting their use to create openwork fabric of a graceful or dramatic quality.  The harmony of these closely-related techniques easily flow into each other in how they are made as well as when used together in design.  The hairpin fabric is made by first crocheting several long strips/braids. These pieces are then combined in various ways (this is where the fun begins!) to create the larger fabric. Broomstick crochet features larger than usual loops of yarn gathered into groups and embellished with other crochet stitches. One particular distinction of these among most other crochet techniques is that hairpin and broomstick lace crochet allow one to easily create “drape” in the fabric, also showcasing and leaving visible long strands of the yarn. It is, therefore, an excellent stitch choice for supple blankets and flowing garments. Beginning with the basics of these two sister-techniques, advance to explore various possibilities of combining the lacy openwork stitches and develop your very own design for a scarf, shawl or afghan.  PREREQ: know how to make a chain and single crochet stitch.

Opera Luncheon  1:30-3:30pm

Knitting a Triangular Lace Shawl  3:30-6:30pm

Create a vision in lace as if an angel’s wings draped about your shoulders. Using the elegant technique of yarn-over increases paired with decreases, learn to knit lace in a triangular shape.  The class begins with how to make a garter stitch tab as the cast-on at the nape of the neck and covers the skills (including various ways to incorporate beads) needed to work down to the shaping of the bound-off edge. Practice chart reading by working on a stitch pattern which could be incorporated into the shaping of your triangular shawl.  PREREQ: know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off.

Sunday, August 4th

Tunisian Crochet  10:30am-1:30pm

The technique of Tunisian Crochet is a hybrid of crochet and knitting, resulting in a fabric with a woven quality in its most traditional version and a lace-like quality when using openwork techniques.  Learn how to make the basic Tunisian Crochet stitches (simple/knit/purl), work increases/decreases, then expand those skills to incorporate the use of two colors, and to create variations of texture (bobbles) and lace (openwork, netting, fan-shaped motifs). PREREQ: know how to make a chain and single crochet stitch.

Opera Luncheon and Garden Party  1:30-4:00pm

INSTRUCTOR:  Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She teaches in venues including the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, Harlem Knitting Circle, Vogue Knitting Live, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. A continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union for seven years, she has the honor of having been the first teacher of knitting and crochet courses at this historic institution. A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, gracing the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines as well as featured in Lace Style, Bag Style and The New Tunisian Crochet books published by Interweave Press, and Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Hat Book and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps by Sixth and Spring Books. and

LOCATION:  StevenBe – 3448 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

REGISTRATIONS: 612.259.7525

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