Upcoming chances to take a class with Stacey!

My early 2013 teaching schedule is shaping up… so I thought I’d share the info (and sign-up links) with you!

If you live in one of the areas I’ll be visiting, I sure hope I’ll see you in one of my classes!

January: Amigurumi Workshops in Sydney, Australia

January 7th, 2013

I’ll be teaching two amigurumi workshops in Sydney… Australians, this is your chance!

I’m being hosted by the NSW Knitter’s Guild, and they’ve arranged for the workshops to be held in the Customs House Library, a stunning venue right by Circular Quay. Aren’t we lucky ducks?!?

Join me for Introduction to Soft Toy Crochet or Make your Own Owl (or both! The classes are largely non-overlapping). For details and to sign up online, visit the NSW Knitter’s Guild website.

March: Class and awesomeness in Pittsburgh, PA

March 15-17, 2013

Do you remember last year when I went to the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival? I loved it so much that I’m back for another year!

This year, the festival is taking place in March, so will hopefully avoid the snowy weather that tried to derail our crocheting-fun last year!

I’ll be teaching an amigurumi course (learn to crochet Mal the duck!) and vending for the weekend, as well. You’ll want to stop by my booth because:

  • Tim (Mr. FreshStitches) is going to learn to crochet this year… check in on his progress!
  • there will be an early bird opportunity to sign up for the Summer 2013 Kit Club!
  • you’ll get to have the first in-person peek at the new 2013 kits!
  • I’ll be signing books and excited to chat with people!

Seriously, I love the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival. It’s a barrel of fun! I hope to see you!

For festival information as well as details about registering for my class, visit the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival website.

April: Crochet Workshops in Atlanta, GA

April 11-14th, 2013

Who’s going to Stitches South? I am!

I’ll be teaching 3 classes: Troubleshooting & Pattern Reading for Crocheters, Make a Stuffed Animal and Techniques for Crochet Colorwork. Even if you’re a pro at stuffed animal making, I hope you’ll find one of my other courses enticing!

You’ve probably heard me chatting about Stitches East, which is always a blast. And I have every reason to believe that Stitches South is going to be just as much fun!

There are already whispers about a FreshStitches meet-up happening, so you’ll want to stay tuned for details!

For details and to register for my classes, visit the Stitches website.

Will I see you?

Am I going to be seeing you at any of these events? I hope so!

I also travel to LYSs to teach workshops… if you think I’d fit in at your LYS, let me know! I’d be happy to email your LYS owner and see if they’re up for having me teach near you.

A big hug to our December Sponsors!

I want to take a minute to give a shout-out to two lovely companies that are sponsoring the super-awesome tutorials on the blog this month. They both offer fabulous goodies for us crocheters… so let’s have a peek!

Knitter’s Pride

Don’t be fooled by the name… have you seen Knitter’s Pride crochet hooks?

I can say from personal experience that the Dreamz hooks are a pleasure to work with. If you’ve read my Crochet Hook Review, you’ll know that there are lots of different shapes of hooks, some suited to certain crochet styles over others. The shape of the Dreamz hooks dances right in the middle of all of my definitions: it’s mostly inline, but has a slight taper. The tip is rounded, but carved to a taper so it still inserts easily into stitches. It’s a style that will suit a wide variety of crocheting styles.

The hooks are available at an LYS near you either individually, or in a limited addition set. Uh… can you say ‘holiday present’?

Crochet Happy

I fell in love with Crochet Happy when I spotted them at Stitches: they make notions and accessories that make the perfect accompaniment to your crochet. Some of my faves?

These little sticky tabs are the perfect thing for helping you keep track of where you are in your pattern. I know some folks write on their patterns… but that’s just confusing for next time when you want to use it! And you can’t write on your Kindle (which is how I read a lot of my crochet patterns). These tabs are fabulous, just move them along to keep track of the row you’re on… and they come in an adorable ‘Crochet Happy’ case!

And I think these little zippy pouches are great for storing your notions. They’re big enough for keeping your hooks, and clear so you can always see what’s inside!

Oh, and there are totes, water bottles… however you want to scream, “Crochet Happy”! All items are available for purchase on the Crochet Happy website. Go ahead and treat yourself!

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Dec 3, 2012 | Posted by in Blog, Fresh from Stacey | 4 comments

Comments (4 Responses)

  1. Vanessa says:

    Knock on wood, I’ll be at Stitches South! I would love to see you!

  2. Oh yay! I’m going to be teaching in Pittsburgh, too! I’m going on a road trip up there with my mom, which will be super fun, and I’ll look for you at your booth.

  3. Christine says:

    OMG I’m so thankful that your partner is Australian!! I’ve just booked into both Sydney classes. I can’t believe the venue, there is nothing like crocheting and looking over the harbour. I can’t wait to meet you in the new year!

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