Interweave Yarn Fest 2018
 

Workshops by Daniela Nii

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04/12/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1080, Shuttle Tatting - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

It is amazing how learning one simple knot can create such a variety of elegant, yet dainty hand-knotted lace designs. Let me introduce you to the basics of traditional shuttle tatting and show you how to form chains, rings and picots to join motifs. Become familiar with typical tatting instruction types so that you can successfully explore the fascinating world of tatting.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: steel crochet hook size 11 (1.1 mm) or smaller to pull thread through a picot, something pointy like a tapestry needle to unpick your knots, sharp small scissors

Homework: None

1080, Shuttle Tatting - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
04/12/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1079, Infinity Cables - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

We all love the look of the traditional cables and have successfully made a project or two (or more) and are ready to spice things up a bit. Let's break the mold of vertical cable panels and learn how to create horizontally connected infinity cables without changing the knitting direction. Many more cable possibilities will become possible with this technique, including knitting raised rings.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Should have worked basic, standard cables before

Materials you are required to bring: Smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches, knitting needles suitable for the yarn, cable needle.

Homework: None

1079, Infinity Cables - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
04/12/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1077, Tapestry Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Have you ever wondered how to make one of those fancy looking graphic design crochet bags but thought it's beyond your skill level? Well, what if I told you that you will be using basic crochet stitches in combination with yarns in a few colors to create all those lovely designs? It's much easier than it looks. This colorwork technique is called tapestry crochet and it creates a dense fabric with no strands showing on the private side of your work, making it ideal for baskets, bags, coasters, and placemats. Join me to learn how to work the tapestry crochet technique in the round and flat, how to incorporate multiple colors and change colors, read charts and even create your own little design. We'll practice your new skills by creating a coffee cup cozy or wrist warmer and a coaster.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to work basic crochet stitches (chain, slip stitch, single crochet)

Materials you are required to bring: 3 colors in a smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches; Crochet hook in size suitable for your yarn and hooks both 1-2 sizes smaller and larger than the recommended size for your yarn (to find which size will work for you).

Homework: None

1077, Tapestry Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
04/13/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1076, Tunisian Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Tunisian crochet is often thought of as a way to create the look of knitted fabric using crochet, but it is really much more than that and lies in a category all of its own. Worked in paired forward (picking up loops) and return passes (working off the loops), a myriad of unique stitches can be created. In this workshop, you will learn how to pick your hook size, work up a Tunisian stitch sampler to lay the foundation for your Tunisian crochet adventures, how to increase and decrease, and how to finish your work with lots of tips along the way.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to work basic crochet stitches (chain, slip stitch, single crochet)

Materials you are required to bring: 2 colors in a smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, DK (#3) or worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches; Tunisian (also called Afghan) crochet hook, or standard crochet hook will work too for this class if shaft is straight, i.e. does not widen in the middle, typically 2 sizes larger than what you regularly use or is recommended for the yarn.

Homework: None

1076, Tunisian Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
04/14/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1081, Beginning Needle Tatting - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

If you love the look of tatted lace but have been struggling to master “the flip” needed for traditional shuttle tatting or your hands are not quite as nimble as they used to be, then you should try needle tatting. You can produce nearly all of the same motifs as with shuttle tatting but you place your knots on a tatting needle instead. Let me introduce you to the basics of needle tatting and show you how to form chains, rings and picots to join motifs. You will become familiar with typical tatting instruction types so that you can successfully explore the fascinating world of tatting.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Steel crochet hook size 10 (1.3 mm) or smaller to pull thread through a picot, sharp small scissors

Homework: None

1081, Beginning Needle Tatting - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
04/14/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1078, Tunisian Colorwork - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

In the fascinating world of Tunisian crochet there is even more possible than just many unique Tunisian crochet stitches for texture once you add color to the mix. Just like for knitting, you can work up Fair Isle or stranded colorwork designs and work in intarsia to “paint” pictures or create color blocks. By taking advantage of Tunisian crochet’s peculiarities and a double-ended crochet hook, you will also be able to create different looks for Tunisian crochet stitches and horizontal stripes and work with 2 colors in the round to create some unique colorwork designs.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Knows how to work basic Tunisian crochet stitches

Materials you are required to bring: 3 colors in a smooth, solid, light- to medium-colored, DK (#3) or worsted weight (#4) yarn so that we can see our stitches; Tunisian (also called Afghan) double-ended crochet hook, typically 2 sizes larger than what you regularly use or is recommended for the yarn.

Homework: None

1078, Tunisian Colorwork - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii
04/15/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1082, Shuttle Tatting with Beads - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

You have tatted now for a little bit and are ready to add a little sparkle and fun to your work, create a different look, shine for a night out, or create jewelry pieces by adding beads of different sizes to your shuttle tatting work. Find out about the different possible bead placements, how to plan for them, how to adjust existing patterns for beads, and learn a few more advanced tatting techniques along the way (e.g. tatting with 2 shuttles, mock rings, split rings).

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to shuttle tat rings, chains, picots, and basic join

Materials you are required to bring: 2 empty shuttles; steel crochet hook size 12 (1 mm) and/or size 14 (0.75 mm); something pointy like a tapestry needle to unpick your knots; small sharp scissors

Homework: None

1082, Shuttle Tatting with Beads - $120 [More Info]
Daniela Nii