Interweave Yarn Fest 2017 Book Signing
We're Going To Camp Again! This Time In Our Neck Of The Woods
The reviews and comments keep coming in... our Design It class at Camp STITCHES is a big hit!
We keep hearing from students from all over the globe about the new skills they took away from Camp STITCHES and how much they loved learning about crochet and knit garment design in such an immersive setting.
Class was awesome! I attended to get some pointers on fit and designing garments for myself and left with dreams of "designer" in my head!
Click on the link below to get full details on our class, the venue, and cost (tip: book early and take advantage of Early Bird pricing and their great payment plan). Bring your significant other for a weekend getaway you both can share. They can enjoy amenities like the spa or world class golf course while you are in class with us during the day; you can explore and shop downtown Coeur d'Alene together during the evenings and the free afternoon on Saturday! (Just a thought).
We're looking forward to seeing you in Idaho this October. It's going to be EPIC!
The Shibaguyz Will Be At Yarn Fest!
Wow, 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for us... that means even MORE opportunities for us to share the skills with you live and in person! WOOHOO!!
And now we can announce that there's another chance to take a class (or 5) from us live! Yup… we're going to be teaching five classes at Interweave Yarn Fest 2017!
Crochet & Knit Garment Design Online Class!
Check out this introduction video for more details about this exciting class!
Win a Free Class with The Shibaguyz and a three-day marketplace pass at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena.
Reading & Understanding Crochet Patterns with Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby - A NEW Craftsy Crochet Class and Giveaway
You've got your yarn, your hooks, and are ready to sit down and start creating that beautiful piece from the pattern you just purchased. You turn to page 44 and start looking at the pattern... what the heck is HDC? What direction am I supposed to be working? There's something that looks like Egyptian hieroglyphics on the next page... what have I done? GAH!!
Fear not intrepid crocheter! Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby and Craftsy are here to give you all the answers to finding, reading, and understanding crochet patterns.
Yep, Shannon and the folks at Craftsy have been working on another FAB crochet class and this one is all about Reading & Understanding Crochet Patterns. In fact that's what its called, "Reading & Understanding Crochet Patterns" (direct and to the point!).
This course was created to teach new crocheters all the skills you need to read and successfully navigate crochet patterns. This will also be a FAB reference tool for the "I've been reading crochet patterns for fourty years" experienced stitchers. Regardless of your skill level you'll be learning tons about the in's and out's of crochet pattern reading and you'll be able to keep the class as an instant reference tool anytime you need it!
You will learn by watching Shannon complete each stitch, while at the same time seeing the stitch's name, abbreviation, and chart symbols on your screen, so you'll recognize them in multiple formats... That's just the start!
You get to apply what you are learning right away by making the "Modern Sampler Scarf" pattern that comes with the course. Shannon helps you with reading the written pattern AND the chart and how it all translates into actual stitches and rows. Before you know it you'll be piecing together your own sampler scarf with stitches so true they must have been blessed by a Pink Fairy Armadillo (which incidentally is a real animal… GAH!). I'll be there with you every step of the way!
When you’ve completed the entire course, you'll be shocked by how easily you can read through crochet patterns and get to stitching more and more advanced pieces. Don’t worry about forgetting any of the tips and techniques because the BEST part of all Craftsy classes is you can watch them whenever, and wherever you like and you can watch them as often as you like since your purchase never expires! Have a few minutes to watch a segment? Need to go back and see one of our tips & tricks again? Want to watch that technique one more time to get it juuuuust right? You can do ALL that with a Craftsy class because you own it forever!
GIVEAWAY OF MY CRAFTSY CLASS!
To celebrate the release of this new class the FAB folks at Craftsy are giving away a free enrollment to Reading & Understanding Crochet Patterns with Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby to one lucky person. To enter, click on the special link below and be whisked away to register for a chance to win my new class on Craftsy for free!
Yes I said FREE!
The winner will be chosen at random the morning of April 18, 2016 so You need to register to win before it launches April 18th! What are you waiting for? You did read that we're giving this away right? Enter Now! Yes, now… stop reading and enter… We'll wait right here while you enter to win.
ADDED BONUS: As a Craftsy student you have exclusive access to me personally in our virtual Craftsy classroom. If you have questions or want to show off your FAB stitches, you will always know where to find me. I'll be right there to help out and celebrate with you!
We also have a lot of fun in my classes... I mean a LOT of fun… So click that button and get your entries in today!
See you in the Craftsy classroom!
Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena 2016 - Classes with The Shibaguyz
The Shibaguyz are proud to announce that we are have been asked to teach a series of classes at this year's Vogue Knitting Live Spring Event in Pasadena, California, May 13-15. WOOHOO!
We'll be teaching four classes including one full-day seminar on making adjustments to existing patterns to achieve the perfect fit, Fashion, Fit, Form, & Function; and another full-day course on designing your own patterns, Design It!.
Below are the four classes the Shibaguyz will be teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena this year. Click on any of the photos to be taken to the registration page then click on the dropdown box next to "Teacher" and select Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby. From there you can learn more about each class and, of course, register for them all!
You can also go directly to the registration page by clicking this box:
Friday, May 13, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
If you have any questions about classes, don't hesitate to get ahold of us through our contact form and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible!
See you at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena!
Welcome to National Craft Month 2016!!
March is National Craft Month, and all this year we will be celebrating with a series of fun blogbosts, exciting news, and of course the GIVEAWAYS! We all like a little free stuff right? How about 5 weeks of giveaways?! WOOHOO!!
Lets start off this month with a bang! We're going to give one of you lucky readers an enrollment to Jason's brand new class on how to take FAB photos of your handmade items using your smartphone or tablet.
This Nation Craft Month Week #1 prize is provided by our friends at F&W Media in association with their Craft Online University. This class officially goes live March 15, and one of you lucky folks gets to take this course free!
I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it, I’m about to lose control… forgive that Pointer Sister’s moment.
This class will teach you how to create photography tools out of common objects to use in conjunction with your smartphone or tablet to produce images to help you sell or exhibit your work.
If you want to take better photos of your handmade items, and have a mobile device you owe it to yourself to enter this contest for a chance to win this course free.
Enter through the Rafflecopter widget below starting at 12:00am PT on February 28, 2016. The winner will be randomly chosen at 12:00am PT on March 6, 2016. Some of the entry points can be earned daily so take advantage of that and be sure to come back every week to see what FAB National Craft Month fun we have in store for you!
UPDATE: March 7, 2016 WINNER ANNOUNCED
Thank you to everyone who entered this week's contest. The winner of the Week 1 Giveaway is....
Drum roll please... Linda K.
I've sent an email off to Lynda with information on how to register for Jason's class.
Be sure to check back often this month and register for our other weekly giveaways as well as our Grand Prize. Directions for entering the grand prize are in all subsequent weekly giveaway posts all month.
Good Luck and Stitch On!
iCan Click – Professional Quality Photographs of Handmade Items Using Smartphones and Tablet
Inspiration… weeks of work… elbow grease… the occasional tear… They’ve all gone into making perfect handmade item. It’s finished! Time to show it off on social media or sell it online; but alas, photography is not a skill you’ve honed. Now what?
It’s time to pull out your phone… Your smartphone camera is the ideal tool for taking that perfect shot of your handiwork; compact, powerful, and almost always found in your front pocket. It’s capable of capturing any special moment. You only need to learn to harness its full potential.
In my course you will learn the basics of how Smartphone cameras work, find the right light for photographing any handmade project, create a professional environment for taking your photos, explore a few downloadable apps to assist you in your quest for the perfect photo, and I’ll give you one sure-fire tip that is certain to take your photos from drab to FAB.
I’ve spent the past 10 years learning how to take breathtaking photographs of handmade items on any camera. Come and learn the simple techniques you can use to get professional quality photos of your handmade projects with your Smartphone.
The class runs from March 15th – May 9th 2016, and covers topics such as:
To make learning simple and because we know you're going to want to practice each technique before going on to the next, only one segment will be released weekly. You'll never feel pressured to sit down and try to absorb everything one evening. You can register anytime during these weeks but I recommend you register now to take full advantage of the time available to re-watch previous lessons. Here's an added bonus... I'll be monitoring the forum/gallery, answering your questions and giving feedback to all your posted projects.
Who should enroll in this class:
Now's a great time to learn all the tricks to using your cell phone for taking amazing photos of your handmade items! Enroll today by clicking the button below.
Come see Shibaguyz LIVE classes at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival
This class includes our designer tips for how to make linked stitches, 6 types of ribbing, how to create crochet fabrics that drape and move beautifully, and how to make our very own Non-Stick Lace stitch. We'll also get into how to invisibly carry your yarn up the side of your work with changing colors or working with hand-dyed or variegated yarn. And, for the first time, we're going to share with you how we make crochet i-cords and Romanian cords AND how to make them as attached as-you-go borders! Y'all are NOT going to want to miss this class!
So don't wait! Click on our special link below to get $10 off the price of enrollment and get started on your new crochet skills today!
(There's also a pretty cool introduction video… so be sure to check that out!)
Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Show
Classes with The Shibaguyz
March 4-6, 2016
Our schedule at this year's festival include classes for crochet cable techniques, design classes for crocheters and knitters, garment making class for crochet and knitting, and our photography class that will encompass ALL of your projects from crochet & knitting, to quilting, painting, and spinning.
In addition, we've partnered up with the FAB folks at Furls Crochet Hooks and they will be sponsoring a joint Furls and Shibaguyz Designz booth. You're not going to want to miss THAT team up! If you haven't check out our friends at Furls Crochet Hooks, just click HERE and treat yourself… you deserve it.
Registration is LIVE as of Monday, November 30, 2016 so don't wait! Check out our list of class offerings below then click on the class and you will be taken to the festival website for that class. Once you are there, you can read a description of the class then click on the REGISTER NOW button at the bottom of the page to register electronically.
Classes fill up quickly so get your schedule together and register today! We can't wait to see y'all in Pittsburgh and share the skillz!
Friday, March 4, 2016 Classes
Saturday, March 5, 2016 Classes
Sunday, March 6, 2016 Class
Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Festival
Classes With The Shibaguyz
April 1-3, 2016
The Shibaguyz are thrilled to be returning to the Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Festival as a team in 2016 and we're offering a VERY exciting lineup of classes for you all including classes for crochet and knitting, photography, and our special Saturday workshop for designing crochet and knit garments. And check it out… you have TWO chances to catch Jason's class on Photographing Your Fibers. You do NOT want to miss any of these exciting classes so make sure you get your registration in right now!
Registration is LIVE as of Saturday, November 14, 2016 at 10am Central Time. Don't wait! Check out our list of class offerings below then click on the REGISTER NOW button and get your class reservations in before all the seats are filled!
See you in Texas!
Friday, April 1, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Crochet and Knit Garment Design Classes with Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby at the 2015 New York State Sheep and Wool Festival
One of our most requested class subjects is in the area of designing crochet and knit garments. Unfortunately, there are quite a few folks out there who believe we can just write this up in a tutorial like teaching a new stitch or a technique. That just simply isn't the case.
Designing crochet and knit garments takes an in-depth knowledge of yarn content and construction, textile design, stitching techniques, and garment construction. There is a certain level of "design eye" that a person must have as well in order to create garments that people want to make and wear.
While we can't fit all of this into a three or even a six hour class, we do have a unique opportunity to present a big chunk of the skills it takes to design crochet and knit garments at the upcoming New York State Sheep and Wool Festival.
On Thursday and Friday at the 2015 New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, we are presenting two classes, Fashion, Fit, Form & Function and Design It! These classes can be taken separately or, as some folks are doing, as a two day course to give them the tools they need to start designing crochet and knit garments.
We'll kick off things on Thursday, October 15, 2015 with Fashion, Fit, Form & Function. This all-day class is designed to help you alter existing crochet and knit patterns to fit your body and your style. Whether the pattern needs a little better fit or you like the silhouette of the garment but want to use a different yarn and a different stitch pattern, we'll give you the tools you need to make good choices and then alter patterns to better fit YOU… in every way. Proper body measurements, stitch patterns, yarn choices, and garment functionality are all covered in this six-hour class.
Then, on Friday, October 16, 2015, we'll dive into our Design It! class. This all-day class covers everything from body measurements through fabric design and making a pattern schematic. You will leave with a working knowledge of crochet and knit garment design and will have the tools you need to delve into your own design work. Whether you are designing just for yourself and your friends and family or if you have always thought you had some of that "design eye" it takes to be a professional designer, this class is the place to start.
Again, these are two very strong stand-alone classes with very distinct goals. So you will take away a ton of great information and skills whether you take one or both. Fashion, Fit, Form & Function focuses on fitting existing patterns to your body and your life. Design It! is focused on starting from scratch and creating your own designs. Both good classes to take on their own and are very appropriate for the hobby stitcher or professional design students.
However, if you have ever had ambitions of being a full-on crochet and knit garment pattern designer, you should consider taking the two classes together. Between the two classes, you will have a very strong foundation for developing your design skills and even becoming a professional designer… if that's what you want.
Either way, together or separate, you will leave these classes with a clearer view of how crochet and knit garment patterns are created and how to make them work for you.
For more information and our fun intro video about our classes at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, jump on over to our page by clicking this link:
Classes with the Shibaguyz at New York State Sheep and Wool Festival 2015
And make sure you get registered today to reserve your seat. Space is limited!
And we'll see YOU in the classroom!
In The Classroom With The Shibaguyz
Join us for an exciting full-day workshop at
So Much Yarn in Seattle!
Join us for what is sure to be a FAB fun-filled Saturday on September 26th from 10am – 6pm.
This one is for crocheters AND knitters and will apply to men's AND women's styles… so EVERYONE is welcome!
Check out the details below about this one-of-a-kind workshop. Space for this workshop is limited so call today to reserve your seat!
If this is your first time visiting these FAB folks, So Much Yarn is located right in the Pike Place Market shops on 1st Avenue in Seattle. We've included a map below just in case.
Call 206-443-0727 today to reserve your seat and we'll see you in the classroom!!
Crochet and Knit
Men and Women
Advanced Newbie through Advanced Not-So-Newbie
Must know how to read a written pattern and should have a basic understanding of how a garment is put together (i.e. A garment is made up of separate parts that are put together to make one finished wearable.)
Who should take this class?
Men, women, crocheters, and knitters… this class covers you all. If you have ever wanted to make your very own custom garment, you should be in this class. If you have every wanted to understand the basics of how a garment is designed and patterned and try it for yourself, you should be in this class.
What's it all about?
The thought of making your first custom garment is a task so daunting and, seemingly, insurmountable that it can send the sturdiest stitcher into a vortex of fear and self-doubt. But fear not intrepid ones! We will stand by you and take the fear and doubt out of garment making so all you are left with is the knowledge to create a FAB finished project that will have you hooked on making your own fashionable wearables.
This class applies equally to crocheters AND knitters as well as men's AND women's styles. We use the versatile silhouette of the classic cardi to build your knowledge base for making your very own custom garment. We’ll start from scratch and design a custom made cardi just for you! Pick the stitch, the fit and the drape, apply your own measurements and… Voila! You’ll go home with the perfect pattern for the perfect multi-functional garment that will remain a classic in your wardrobe longer than those parachute pants from 1985. What?? Just me??
We will set you on the track to create your perfect cardi… whatever that might mean to you! Do you favor the luxe and stylish look of the waterfall or drape front cardi or prefer a more tailored, sharp look? Do you like long and luxurious or short and sassy? Do you see yourself in a lightweight cardi for layering or big and snuggly for getting cozy on those chilly winter days? Maybe all of the above! YOU decide and we'll help you get there!
- Basic understanding of the design of a cardigan pattern and how to adapt that base cardigan pattern to fit YOUR needs and YOUR body
- How to take correct measurements
- Making a schematic based on your body measurements
- Matching the swatch to your schematic and filling in the numbers
- Leave with the ability to finish your custom pattern
10x10” BLOCKED crochet or knit swatch in the stitch pattern and yarn you want to make your cardi in (if you can’t decide, bring two… or three…).
Supplies To Bring To Class
• Crochet or Knit kit with yarn needle and scissors
• Writing utensil
• Small amount of scrap yarn (a few yards should be fine)… nothing fancy here. We're going to be using it as a measuring tool.
• Tailor’s measuring tape (soft, non-metalic measuring tape)
Materials Fees: $5.00 – Includes pattern template with measurement and sizing charts; calculation worksheet.
Crochet and Design Workshops by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby at Annie's Craft Festival - October 30 – November 1, 2015
Shannon will be teaching six classes focused on crochet skills, stitches, and design that range from beginning to intermediate levels. Whether you are looking for new crochet stitching skills, FAB finishing techniques for a professional looking project, or you want to start digging in to altering and designing garments yourself, you'll find it in this set of six classes.
"Some of my first published designs were for Crochet!, Crochet World, and Creative Knitting magazines and I've been honored with five covers for Crochet! magazine. Teaching at this first Annie's Craft Festival is an honor for me and I can't wait to meet all the folks in person who I've been able to share my designs with over the years through Annie's publications."
If you have any questions about classes, don't hesitate to get ahold of us through our contact form and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible! See you at Annie's Craft Festival!
"And we're live in 3... 2... 1... GO!"
We are thrilled to announce that you can now have unlimited access to my new Craftsy crochet class: Crochet Technique Toolkit. This class is full of tips and techniques you can use daily to make your crochet totally AH-MAY-ZING!
My goal with this class was to pack into it as much of the information I wish I had when I was first starting out as well as the skills and techniques we have developed for use every day right here in the Shibaguyz Designz studio. I present techniques like getting started without using a slipknot, 4 different Foundation Stitches (including our Foundation Slip Stitch) to make your starting rows arrow straight, 9 types of decreasing (count them... NINE), ways to make your colorwork look sharp and crisp, and finishing up with with a little world class finishing and seaming. There are sections on evaluating patterns too, and even a step-by-step worksheet for how to estimate yarn amounts.
Here's the great part: Because Crochet Technique Toolkit is a reference class, it is presented in a way that you can find and go directly to any section you want to watch without having to fast forward through other material. Finishing a garment and want to see how we do the Locking Mattress Stitch to give our samples a polished seam? How about our special End Cap Finishing Stitch for invisible finishing? Just click on that section in the class video menu and away you go. In addition, you also receive written instructions for techniques and patterns for the swatches I use in class so you can practice your new skills!
Added Bonus - You have exclusive access to me personally in our virtual Craftsy classroom anytime you need me. If you have questions or want to show off your FAB stitches, you will always know where to find me. I'll be right there to help out and celebrate with you. Just send me a message or question or upload a photo of your project and I'll answer you and help you out!
Here's the link: Crochet Technique Toolkit - the new Craftsy crochet class by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
See you in the Craftsy classroom!
Y'all know I have long been a fan of Craftsy, having taken classes from such greats as Shirley Paden, Gwen Bortner, Carol Feller, and Faina Goberstein. And, as of this year, I am more than a little proud to be counted amongst those world-class instructors as a Craftsy instructor.
And now I am proud to announce that I HAVE A BRAND-SPANKIN’ NEW CRAFTSY CLASS. So, without further delay, here is the official announcement that my second Craftsy crochet class, Crochet Technique Toolkit, is going live, July 6th... in just a few days.
AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I'm more excited than a Pointer Sister!
In the Classroom With the Shibaguyz
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival
October 15-18, 2015
We’ve been selected to teach 6 classes beginning Thursday morning and going right through to Sunday evening. This is our first year teaching at Rhinebeck and we could not be more excited to have this opportunity to share the skillz with y'all in such a FAB setting!
Our classes range from all day sessions on crochet & knitting design on Thursday and Friday to photography, crochet, and math on Saturday and Sunday. We wrap everything up on Sunday with, appropriately, our very popular Foundations and Finishing class for crocheters. What a weekend!
We are so looking forward to spending a few FAB days with out in Rhinebeck! Here's a quick lineup of our classes.
UPDATE 05/11/15: Registration is LIVE! Register NOW for classes before they sell out. You can get more details and register for our classes at Rhinebeck here:
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival Website
To be sure you don't miss out, sign up for our newsletter here: Shibaguyz Newsletter Sign Up
You can read in-depth descriptions on our Classes page here: Shibaguyz Classes
And full details will be up on the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival website once registration opens here: New York State Sheep and Wool Festival Website
Remember: Registration opens sometime around May 1, 2015 so mark these pages and get your registration in before classes fill up! Classes are expected to sell out so you’ll want to register for classes early to ensure a seat.
UPDATE 05/11/15: Class registration is LIVE! Register today to ensure your seat here: New York State Sheep and Wool Festival Class Registration
We will keep you informed when the registration goes live and give you links to each of our classes… but save those dates in October and we'll see you in the classroom at Rhinebeck!
Be sure to not miss out on future announcements about this and other events as well as special offers and exclusive tutorials you won't see on our website. Sign up for our newsletter today and we'll keep you up to date so you don't miss a thing! (It goes without saying that we never sell your email addresses… right? There… we said it anyway.)
Sign up is easy… just click here: Shibaguyz Newsletter Sign Up
LIVE Web Seminar: Photographing Your Projects Like A Pro
Tips and tricks for taking professional quality photos of handcrafted items
This webinar is presented by F&W Media, the folks who bring us publications like Interweave Crochet, Beadwork, Interweave Knits, Quilting Arts, Spin-Off, and so MANY more!
These webinars are the perfect solution for those of you who want to take classes with us but just can't get to where we are teaching. Now you can just turn on your computer and interact with us live and in person from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you can stream content on your devices. WOOHOO!!
Here's the details:
Live Web Seminar Date: February 25, 2014
Start Time: 1 pm EST
Length: 60 Minutes
Yup… that's an hour of instruction with a professional photographer for under $20. AND you get an archived version of the class to watch over and over again!
Can't make the live event? No worries! The archived seminar will be available to all who register and will include any class materials given during the live event as well as ALL questions asked during and AFTER the class. That's right… no question goes unanswered!
So… jump on over to the Interweave site via the link below. There are more details about exactly what Jason will be covering in class and you can get registered TODAY!
Tips and tricks for taking professional quality photos of handcrafted items
Oh yeah… if you want to see more of Jason's work, hop on over to ShibaguyzPhotography.com and check out all of his work in fiber, fashion, and portrait photography.
See you in the virtual classroom!
There's a lot of good things happening at Shibaguyz Designz and we're looking for folks to partner with to build our community and share in the fun!
There's a LOT going on at Shibaguyz Designz and we are looking for good folks to partner up with for book tours, product reviews, events, promotions, and general FAB happenings. We love the community we have become a part of over the past five years and we can't think of better people to work with to get the word out.
Right now we are working on events for the release of our NEW book, Designer Crochet, coming out in April from Sterling Publishing. WOOHOO!!
For our book release, we're going to be looking for book reviewers (bloggers, podcasters, makers… that's YOU!) and folks to work on a FAB sponsored giveaway we are doing around the pre-release of the book. We are also setting up workshops based on Designer Crochet, as well as book signings, and trunk shows.
Want to review one of our online classes or webinars? We have those opportunities as well related to our Craftsy and Interweave classes.
We also have a few events where we are conducting workshops that offer some unique sponsorship opportunities and we would love to chat with your company about getting involved.
Have some ideas we haven't thought of before? We LOVE creative thinkers! Don't be shy about creative ideas for promotions and events.
So… wanna come along for the fun? We'd love to have you with us!
Just go to the Contact Us form and let us know how we can get in touch with you. We'll be planning and scheming the fun times right away!
Looking forward to a FAB 2015 (and beyond!) working with you all!
Folks who follow our escapades on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram know I took a little trip to Denver, Colorado back in December. If you were watching closely, you even noticed me posting a photo like this.
Yup… that's me on set in front of THE Craftsy logo!
(Note the inclusion of the cover of our new book Designer Crochet in the set dressing… hehehe…)
As you can see, this class is a FAB fav topic of ours: Crochet Cables. We LOVE crochet cables and in this class I take you step-by-step through the process of how to make basic crossed stitches all the way through those glorious sweeping, turning, dramatic cables we all love. Along the way, I share all of my tips and tricks to make crochet cables fun and easy!
The exciting part is I teach you all of this using a FAB project! You get to apply what you are learning right away without wondering how you are going to use these stitches in real life.
The class project includes a written pattern, a chart, and finishing instructions. But ya know what? Because this is a Craftsy class, I'll be right there with you to walk you through how to make the cable stitches AND how to easily read a cable chart AND how to finish the project. You have me personally taking you through step-by-step from the very first stitch through weaving in that last end (there's a special trick I share there too).
Oh yeah… if you've been around here very much, you've probably noticed one of the small photos is of our WILDLY popular Woven Cables crochet pattern stitch. Yes, there's even a segment of this class where we walk you through the Woven Cables pattern stitch step-by-step!
We designed this class with so much FAB information… when you are finished, you'll be shocked by how nimble your crochet hook is around cables!
The BEST part of these Craftsy classes is you can watch them whenever, and wherever you like and you can watch them as often as you like since your purchase never expires! AND you have exclusive access to me personally! No kidding! I'll be following along with you and answering your questions in the Craftsy forum JUST for this class.
I have been a big fan and have taken many Craftsy courses myself in the past to build my skillz. Now… I'm a Craftsy instructor too!! I can't tell you what a thrill it is to be able to teach you all on this amazing world-class platform. And the good news…
By the time we are finished, you'll have a FAB finished project. Here's a sneak peek at the class project pattern. In class we turn your cables it into a FAB envelope clutch!
Even if a clutch isn't your thing, I'll be sharing in the class forums how I used this exact pattern to make a special project just for myself! You'll have to wait till class starts to see that one…
My class Introduction to Crochet Cables is coming out REALLY soon! WOOHOO!! To celebrate, the folks at Craftsy are letting us give away FREE access to my class to one of our fans. That's YOU!
All you have to do is follow this link to enter:
This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to Peta P for winning!
Didn't win? That's okay! Our Craftsy Crochet Class is now LIVE and you can join us in class by going to:
Can't wait to work with all of you to make you masters of crochet cables!!
Live Web Seminar: The DIY Photography Studio
How To Create A DIY Photo Studio
- Get Professional Results At Home.
This webinar is presented by F&W Media, the folks who bring us publications like Interweave Crochet, Beadwork, Interweave Knits, Quilting Arts, Spin-Off, and MANY more!
We hear from so many of you who want to take classes with us but just can't get to where we are teaching. This is the PERFECT solution! Now you can just turn on your computer and interact with us live and in person from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you can stream content on your devices. WOOHOO!!
This LIVE event is on January 21, 2015 and begins at 1pm PST. Can't make the live event? No worries! The archived seminar will be available to all who register and will include any class materials given during the live event as well as ALL questions asked during and AFTER the class. That's right… no question goes unanswered!
How To Create A DIY Photo Studio - Get Professional Results At Home. Live web seminar with Shibaguyz Photography.
See you in the virtual classroom!!
The Shibaguyz Take Manhattan!
We will be conducting two workshops on February 14th: The Joy of Ribbing & Crochet Cables: Put a little twist in your stitches!
At the time of this post, seat are almost sold out! So… if you are a member of the NYC Crochet Guild (or know someone in the guild) hurry and sign up today!
Crochet, Knitting, and Photography Classes by Shibaguyz Designz
Class Details and Registration Information for Shibaguyz Designz Classes at Knit Fit 2014
As a designer, I spend most of my time in the studio, sketching, writing, and… well… doing designy things (yes… I made up another word…). When Jason isn't in his studio, he is always running off to shoot photos of some event or someone marking a momentous occasion with a photo session.
As teachers, we get to interact with crocheters and knitters who look to us to help them build their skills. Whether they are hobby stitchers or looking to become designers, it is always a thrill for us to take a classroom full of students on a journey during a class session.
Fortunately, we have the opportunity to teach at some great events and Knit Fit right here in Seattle is one of our favorites. This year we are honored to be teaching for the third year at Knit Fit and we have two FAB classes to share with y'all.
Motif Madness! (Crochet)
Teachers: Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby (Saturday AM)
From hexes to circles to granny squares… motifs make us happy with all of their colors and textures and versatility. They can be anything from couture garments to a cozy afghan to a funky vest or skirt or a car cover for your sedan, or rugs or hats or jackets or sweaters or… There’s hardly anything the enduring and endearing motif can’t do.
We will start with a basic chain circle and work our way outward to granny glory, beginning with basic color changes then get a little funky with in-line color changes and maybe even delve into the mysterious spiral! We will also learn three ways of starting your motifs for ultimate versatility, and three ways to join your motifs together.
Skill level: All
Materials Fee: None
• Crochet kit with various hook sizes
• Light-colored, non-variegated, smooth, worsted weight yarn (no kitchen cottons or similar types of cotton yarns)
Fashion, Fit, Form & Function: Designing Garments for Everyone (Crochet & Knitting)
Teachers: Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby (Sunday PM)
There are a million patterns in the naked city… and wouldn’t it be nice if just ONE of them fit?!
We will teach you the basics of fit, form and function that we use daily as fashion designers so you can see a garment and make it for yourself or someone else. You will create a template that you will be able to use for every garment you ever want to make… EVER. No matter whom you are making for, no matter what the body type, you will be able to create a garment that anyone would be thrilled to wear.
We will start with measurements and form – what measurements do I take from where and how do I apply them to my template? Then we’ll talk about fit – how do I make a garment that fits a certain style or body type? Then we’ll move to function – whom am I making this for and where will they wear it? Finally… fabrics – how to take your swatch and convert that into a pattern.
Skill level: All
Materials Fee: $5 for Master Pattern template, sizing chart, and calculation formulas.
• Soft (non-metal) measuring tape
We do love teaching and we always have a lot of fun in class. We hope you can come be a part of the learning process with us!
See you at Knit Fit!
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