Pittsburgh's Knit, Crochet, Quilt & Creative Arts Festival!


April 6, 7, 8, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


Mix Your Six: A Game of Modifications with StevenBe

Class Title: Mix Your Six: A Game of Modificationsmix-your-six

Teacher: StevenBe (Steven Mark Berg)

Class Day/Time: Sunday, 9:00 to 12:00 noon

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee:  $50.00

Class Description:

You’ve heard Steven say it, now experience it: A Pattern is Only a Guideline! Pick six things from our playlist to create your custom Mixify Menu and find playful ways to incorporate them into a base pattern from a StevenBe accessory or garment pattern. Free yourself from the traditional boundaries of a pattern by learning to modify the written instructions to make your imagination come to life. Steven will teach you his famous tips and tricks while you learn to let go and knit with wild creative abandon. Add even more whimsy to a visit from StevenBe, which will leave a memorable impression on your students.

An added BONUS!!!Mama Christa and Steven

The Legendary duo host a morning with a little bit of learning, a bit of stitching, and a lot of fun. The matriarch and star of Steven’s new book will join the group to impart her wisdom and famous cast on techniques during this special morning exclusive to the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival. Relive all of their favorite “Knittsburgh” moments with our extended family gathering. Games and giveaways will be in full effect to energize your morning. There’s no better reason to stay in the city for one more day!


Registration necessary, class size limited to 22


Supplies Needed:

A work-in-progress or finished project for show and tell (the desire to be admired is not required—but it is recommended!)

A StevenBe pattern to use as a template (choose from the following: Shawlvest, Eyelet Ponchini, Short Jackette, Cirque du Soie). This pattern will be the foundation for your quick knit while incorporating your newfound freedom from the rules—your finished project may turn out nothing like you expected and even better than the original!

Minimum 3 yarns to work with, we love to experiment with a variety of weights and fiber contents. Yarns should be chosen and wound prior to the wor shop so we can begin immediately. More yarns can be added during class. Choose a color palette when bringing your stash to make it cohesive. An unusual element like wire or cassette tape or any continuous strand to use as “art fiber” in your creation is highly recommended.

A skein of smooth worsted weight yarn and needles to match for experimenting and swatching techniques

A variety of needle sizes will be needed so bring a good selection (we recommend an interchangeable set) and even a crochet hook or two

A notebook or design sketchbook to keep notes

Steven’s goodie bag of most preferred notions, including:  Stitch markers, Stitch holders, Tapestry needles (2 or 3 of varying sizes; sharp, blunt and a large-eye— Chibi is a great choice) Tape measure (as cute as possible—fun tools are the best tools) Scissors, The Knit Kit is the perfect solution for gathering all of these notions in one spot. It is StevenBe’s perfect travel companion.


Materials Fee: None


Homework:

We recommend that you practice with your chosen yarns and needles for a sampler swatch. Cast on 20 stitches and experiment with your various yarns by using them individually and also combining them on a variety of needles to find your ideal fabric. This will acquaint you with the direction you would like to go with your design. These swatches will be assessed in the beginning of class by Steven to provide design direction.

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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