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June 13, 2016

Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC

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Shoot Your Stitches 2 (M101B)

  Business
Start: 7:45 a.m.
End: 9:45 a.m.
Room: 204A
Mbr: $45.00
Non: $65.00
Max: 30
Presenter: Kellie Nuss
Sponsor: TNNA

Learn the basics of technical photography as well as how to make the most of any location. Learn a basic lighting set-up and some tips for DIY lightboxes and backdrops. Bring a camera, and do some shooting in the classroom and around the venue to submit for friendly review.

Business
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring a camera with all media and cords necessary to transfer photos to the instructor’s computer.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Study the manual for your camera, and understand how to make basic adjustments. Learn the basic definitions of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Blocking: The Perfect Finish (M102T)

  Technique (Knitting)
Start: 7:45 a.m.
End: 9:45 a.m.
Room: 204B
Mbr: $45.00
Non: $65.00
Max: 40
Presenter: Patty Lyons
Sponsor: TNNA

Blocking is what makes a knitted piece look perfect, but bad blocking can ruin a garment. In this class, you’ll learn when to steam block, when to wet block, when to spray-bottle block, how to block unusual shapes, and more. You’ll learn about blocking wires, boards, and how to make your finished garment perfect! Help your customers’ finished projects look professional!

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Supplies: Students should bring a pen or pencil to take notes.
Material Fee: $1.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Take Your To Do List and Make it Ta Done! (M103B)

  Business
Start: 7:45 a.m.
End: 9:45 a.m.
Room: 204C
Mbr: $45.00
Non: $65.00
Max: 40
Presenter: Gwen Bortner
Sponsor: TNNA

Is your task list a management tool or a guilt-driven torture device? If you struggle to get things done, maintain an empty inbox, or manage your schedule, this class is for you. Stop feeling defeated, and learn to take control. Discover multiple methodologies and tools for creating order from the chaos. Gain insights on tying your task list, inbox, and calendar together into one effective tool. Apply what you learn every day, and find the joy that comes with the check mark!

Business
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Supplies: Students should bring information and tools associated with homework and a pen or pencil for taking notes.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Bring your task list and/or calendar in whatever format you utilize (paper or electronic). Record and bring the following stats from your inbox: total count, total unread, and oldest date.

Weave a Mini Wall Hanging (M104T)

  Technique (Weaving)
Start: 7:45 a.m.
End: 9:45 a.m.
Room: 207A
Mbr: $45.00
Non: $65.00
Max: 24
Presenter: Deborah Jarchow
Sponsors: Foxglove Fiberarts Supply, Trendsetter Yarn, Knit Collage

With absolutely no prior experience, you can weave a beautiful wall hanging in this short class. Learn how to set up the loom, and then let your imagination run wild while you create your own small piece of art. At the end of class, you’ll be able to take home your individual creation. Use a variety of special yarns that make this project easy, and unleash your inner creative genius!

Technique: Weaving
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Supplies: Students should bring scissors, a tube from inside a paper towel roll, one brown paper grocery bag, tapestry needle, and ten yards of waste yarn.
Material Fee: $4.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

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