Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shannon Okey Class Schedule: Sign Up Today!

Hey Y'all,
As promised, here is the schedule for Shannon Okey's upcoming classes. I just interviewed Shannon and will post that real soon. I can't wait to meet her and hope you can find time to check out her classes-- she is doing so many cool things.

Shannon Okey is Coming to HCW!

Shannon OkeyWe are pleased to announce that Shannon Okey is coming to HCW! Shannon, a super crafty person, has written a number of books including our perpetual favorites for beginner knitters: Knitgrrl 1 & Knitgrrl 2, Spin to Knit, Felt Frenzy (co-authored with Heather Brack), How to Knit in the Woods, Alt Fiber, and a couple sewing books: AlterNation (with Alexandra Underhill) and The Pillow Book. Her newest book The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design is the first-ever book targeted to designers of all experience levels who want to create, communicate and sell their work professionally. Shannon also runs her own publishing venture (Cooperative Press), owns and operates Knitgrrl Studio.

Friday: Knitting Design

The Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear DesignDesigner Bootcamp
Friday March 11, 2-5 pm

Whether you've just published your first pattern or you've been doing it for years, learn to maximize your efforts and your profits with Shannon's systematic approach to the pattern business. We'll discuss opportunities for selling your work, pitching to magazines and publishers, common dilemmas facing designers and much more.

Book Signing

Details to be announced!

Saturday: Classes That Take You New Places

Sweater Map
Saturday March 12, 10 am - 1 pm

Learn Shannon’s 'treasure map' technique to design your own dream sweaters, sized to fit you, working with the yarn and knitting techniques you like to use. Dyed yarnWe will discuss top-down raglan and bottom up one-piece fitted sleeve construction, and related topics such as measuring and fit, choosing appropriate styling and features, and making gauge work for you.

Saturday March 12, 2-5 pm
plus fee for materials kit

Learn to dye yarn the easy and fun way with acid dyes!

Sunday: Short Techniques That Deliver
Sewing Patterns for Knitting
Sunday March 13, 9:30-11:30 pm
plus fee for materials kit

If you want to start designing your own patterns but you don't know where to begin, learn how to take an existing sewing pattern and adapt it for knits. We'll learn how to measure paper patterns and alter them for knit-fit.

Sunday March 13, 12:30-2:30 pm

Yes, you can cut your knitting without fear. Learn how to knit cardigans in the round and easily open them up with crocheted steeks, and other applications for this needlessly-terrifying-yet-amazing knitting technique!

Provisional Flexibility
Sunday March 13, 3-5 pm

Provisional cast ons have more uses than you may know! We'll explore how to use them even in patterns that don't call for a provisional cast on, how to create openings for patch pockets, improve raglan underarms and much, much more.

Monday: Sewing

On Monday March 14 Shannon will teach a class at Common Thread Fabric Store! Stay tuned or contact Common Thread for more info.

Class Special
Take 3 or more of Shannon's classes at HCW and get $5 off EACH class!

For more information visit the classes link at
Spaces are limited. Call today to register! 512-707-7396

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