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Thursday Classes | TNNA Winter Trade Show

January 7, 2016 | San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, California

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Twigg Stitch (T203T)


Technique (Knitting)
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 3:00 PM
Room: 23A
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 12
Presented by: Vicki Twigg
Sponsored by: F+W/Interweave

Twigg stitch is a new method of knitting, creating a two-sided single fabric with many possibilities for color patterns and textures. In this class we will cover the various ways of knitting, look at some stitch patterns, side edges, correcting problems and any other aspects of the technique that come up in conversation.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Students should bring: Two colors of the same type of yarn with enough contrast to tell them apart. Sport to medium weight and fairly smooth is the best yarn to learn on. The recommended size needles for the yarn. Any kind is fine (I like metal but it is a matter of preference). Twigg stitch book (copies will be available in class for $25)
Material Fee: None.
Homework: It is useful to be able to work with either hand. So try to become familiar with how to knit the 'other' way from your usual method. Twigg stitch can be worked with both yarns in one hand, either left or right or with one yarn in each hand. We will start with this last method and move on to the others as students want to.

Creating Schematics with Illustrator (T204B)


Business
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 3:00 PM
Room: 23B
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 20
Presented by: Elizabeth Whiteside
Sponsored by: TNNA

Segments make you doubt your sanity? Beziers driving you round the bend? Learn how to make the pen tool obey in this class on drawing garment schematics with Adobe Illustrator. In addition to building pen tool proficiency, class will cover: using basic workspace elements like guides and grids; creating and manipulating shapes and points; using fill and stroke options; adding text; using align and distribute tools; scaling, rotating and reflecting objects; and exporting schematics for production.

Business
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Students should bring: Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Adobe Illustrator CS 4 or later (Mac or PC) must be loaded on your laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 19.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. You must have a basic understanding of how to use computer applications, and do all pre-class Homework. View PDF

Increasing Sales Through Increasing Happiness: Creating Your Organizational Culture. (T207B)


Business
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 3:00 PM
Room: 27A
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 36
Presented by: Courtney Kelley
Sponsored by: TNNA

In this class you will learn to make the most of what you have in a positive way. Through writing exercises we will talk about "who" your shop is, or who you want them to be to best meet the needs of your local knitting community. Discover and refine the culture you want to create within your shop, to attract knitters and to keep your space true to who you are. Finding your shop's heart and soul will help you tell the story of your brand, allowing you to make better marketing decisions, help you attract a clientele that feels comfortable in your store, and manage staff. Learn to recognize the culture of your competitors so you can coexist productively and make better buying decisions. Leave class having created your own set of guidelines to assist you in making the best business and buying decisions at the show and beyond.

Business
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Students should bring: Notebook and pen. If you made a business plan, bring it, or a synopsis of it, as a guide.
Material Fee: $10.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Potting Shed (T208T)


Technique (Needlepoint)
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 3:00 PM
Room: 27B
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 20
Presented by: Sandra Arthur
Sponsored by: TNNA, The Point of it All, Gloriana Threads, Rainbow Gallery, Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc., Vineyard Silk, brown paper packages, EdMar

This 8" x 8" design from The Point of it All is entitled Potting Shed. Techniques to create this atmosphere include rucking, laying threads split backstitch, encroaching Gobelin, manipulating ribbon, darning, bullion knots and many more. Threads of cotton, silk, specialty threads and beautiful silk ribbons will be experienced for you to share with your customers.

Technique: Needlepoint
Skill Level: Intermediate
Students should bring: 13" x 13" stretcher bars, method to attach canvas to bars, sundry needles including 20, 22, 24.
Material Fee: $10.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Stumpwork Flower Sampler (T201T)


Technique (Needlepoint)
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 6:00 PM
Room: 21
Mbr: $95.00
Non: $115.00
Max: 25
Presented by: Kelly Clark
Sponsored by: Lee's Needle Arts/Colonial Needle Co., Kelly Clark Needlepoint

This is a technique class to acquaint stitchers with the basic techniques of Needlepoint Stumpwork. The painted canvas images will be stitched in a variety of exciting dimensional techniques. Several methods include: Needle Lace, Wrapped Beads, Picot Needleweave, Applique with Felt and with Ultra Suede, Messy Beading, Needle Felting and a few Ribbon Embroidery stitches.

Technique: Needlepoint
Skill Level: Intermediate
Students should bring: Stretcher bars: 11" x 12"
Material Fee: $20.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Rigid Heddle Weaving - Manipulate Your Warp Threads (T205T)


Technique (Weaving)
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 6:00 PM
Room: 23C
Mbr: $95.00
Non: $115.00
Max: 24
Presented by: Deborah Jarchow
Sponsored by: TNNA, Foxglove Fiberarts Supply, Trendsetter Yarn, Hiya Hiya

Take it to the next level! If you already know the basics on your rigid heddle loom, learn to create beautiful lace-like patterns using pick-up sticks. The complicated-looking patterns can be achieved with relative ease. Make a beautiful sampler while mastering this technique and learning many patterns.

Technique: Weaving
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Students should bring: Scissors, tube from inside a paper towel roll, 2 brown paper grocery bags, measuring tape, two 12" wide rulers or pick-up sticks, 12" x 3" piece of light colored cardboard or manilla file folder.
Material Fee: $4.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Profitable Creative Design Generation (T206B)


Business
Start: 12:00 PM
End: 6:00 PM
Room: 26A
Mbr: $95.00
Non: $115.00
Max: 30
Presented by: Cat Bordhi
Sponsored by: TNNA

Would you like to have an exclusive set of shop patterns that are trending (so they take off) and classic (so they endure), that mature into a carefree source of profit? We'll use my foolproof formula for generating original designs, combining personal preferences and trending elements and then refine and translate your results into a knitting pattern with a clean layout that delivers clarity and success to your customers. This process is so engaging that you can share it with a group of favorite customers, who can become a design team for your shop. We'll also talk about kitting up the patterns and how to use them to sell odd lots of yarn. I have written ten knitting books and mentored many best-selling knitting authors and will share an abundance of hard-earned design and pattern-writing knowledge with you, with a goal of helping your shop thrive for years to come.

Business
Skill Level: Intermediate
Students should bring: Colored pencils, mechanical pencil, eraser, tape, scissors and graph paper, along with a set of interchangeable needles, some yarn to experiment with and the usual small bag of knitting paraphernalia.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: None.

Creating Symbol Charts with Illustrator (T303B)


Business
Start: 3:30 PM
End: 6:30 PM
Room: 23B
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 20
Presented by: Elizabeth Whiteside
Sponsored by: TNNA

A picture is worth a thousand words. From needlepoint to knitting, symbol charts are used as visual explanations of what to do where on canvas and fabric, needle and hook. Learn how to draw and style grids; use layers to manage objects; create and manipulate objects using shape and drawing tools; turn shapes into symbols; combine grids, symbols, and text to form charts; and export completed charts for production use.

Business
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Students should bring: Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Adobe Illustrator CS 4 or later (Mac or PC) must be loaded on your laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as $19.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. You must have a basic understanding of how to use computer applications, and do all pre-class homework. View PDF

Meet Your New BFF: Knit Companion (T304B)


Business
Start: 3:30 PM
End: 6:30 PM
Room: 26B
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 50
Presented by: Heidi Sunday
Sponsored by: Create2Thrive Inc., Plymouth Yarn

Smarter crafters are fearless and buy more projects. All your patterns are in one place, no more printing, loose pages, highlighters, magnifiers and confusion = more confidence! Knit Companion is a revolutionary App for iPad that allows the Knitter (and Crocheter…anyone with a pattern), to take absolute control of their pattern life: organize and manipulate your patterns to work the way you want to knit, crochet, tat, weave. People who use Knit Companion never want to go back to the dark ages of paper patterns. Learn all the basics of Knit Companion in one session from Heidi, who is a Certified Knit Companion Instructor and become a Knit Companion Shop.

Business
Skill Level: Beginner
Students should bring: Wifi capable iPad with latest iOS version, 8.3 or higher. Student must provide own hotspot. Knit Companion installed, purchased, and registered.
Material Fee: $10.00
Homework: None.

Shy Snowman (T305T)


Technique (Needlepoint)
Start: 3:30 PM
End: 6:30 PM
Room: 27A
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 16
Presented by: Timmy Schultz
Sponsored by: Pepperberry Designs, Sundance Design, Fleur De Paris

Come meet our Shy Snowman. You'll have a great time stitching him. You will learn interesting borders, couching, padding and beading techniques. Join the class before he melts!

Technique: Needlepoint
Skill Level: Intermediate
Students should bring: Two sets of 14" stretcher bars, scissors and other stitching tools you use regularly.
Material Fee: $10.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Shape Up Your Knitting (T306T)


Technique (Knitting)
Start: 3:30 PM
End: 6:30 PM
Room: 27B
Mbr: $60.00
Non: $80.00
Max: 25
Presented by: Christine Bylsma
Sponsored by: TNNA

Are you a whiz at shawls and socks and even intricate lace knitting but blanch at the thought of shaping a garment? Relax! Learn the effortless shaping of necklines, armholes and set-in sleeves, what decreases to use where and how, how to reshape or resize a neckline or armholes for a custom fit and the secrets to a never-fail and EASY set-in sleeve. These nuanced details will make knitting shaped garments not only beautiful but a joy!

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Students should bring: Bring swatches, more yarn and the same needles for additional swatching in class, scissors, T-top or shirt with neckline and/or set-in sleeves that fit you well, straight pins, a cloth tape measure, removable stitch markers, a blunt tip tapestry needle.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Work 3 swatches in a smooth, light-colored worsted or aran weight yarn and appropriate needles of your choice. Cast on 30 sts and work for 3 inches in stockinette, place on holders, do not block.

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