Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lifters and Uplifting

First, if you have yet to go to a Stitches Event, Go! they have events in all directions... East, South, West  and Midwest.  These events are worth going for the yarn as well as learning opportunites.  whether you knit, crochet or wishing to learn either or both.

The second class, I  picked was Extreme Tunisian with Marty Miller.  I appreciate Marty for sharing her wealth of information and expertise.  She is a former Math teacher as well as crochet expert.   She confirmed my understanding that Tunisian crochet it has infinite possibilities.  As I mentioned in my last blog post about being a squatter or a lifter in crochet, The same is true with Tunisian.  If you have ever explored Tunisian is in know for a curl, The most important tidbit I learned from Marty is if you lift your stitches, (that's right lift)  you can eliminate that curl.  As we all sat making our swatches lifting our stitches we discover how true it is... She share with us 3 different ways to create shorts rows in Tunisian.  I loved how she walked around the room wearing a gorgeous Tunisian Filet vest and  her crochet, helping learn discover and practice... it was great.
Here is one of my short row swatches....


This one is a Ruffle swatch...




The 3rd class and the class that was a must have... From Hobby to Profession, Becoming a designer with the one and only Marly Bird.  I love as well as appreciate Marly for sharing her wealth of knowledge and expertise.  It is worth it to go to any Stitches event and meet Marly, I am not kidding. She shared with us her amazing start in the design business.  She knew it is what she wanted to do and she made it happen. Awesome!!   She had us sketch sharing how to make our sketches look better  and how to set up a proposal.  Designing is only one part of what she does.  She teaches classes on Craftsy  as well as Stitches Events.    She has a fabulous podcast ... Yarn thing with Marly Bird, it is great, I am enjoying listening to all her latest episodes as well as past and  I am learning so much.  She gives away prizes every podcast,  awesome!!

 How true it is ...we are all on our own path filled with infinite possibilities.  

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