Knitters and crocheters are both welcome! Some familiarity with making sweaters or designing projects is helpful but not required. You will need to have access to MS Excel, Google Sheets, or another up-to-date spreadsheet application.
In the four weeks of this live virtual class, you will:
Most importantly, this class will give you the tools to confidently calculate basic sweater design math.
Class is currently being offered at the following times:
September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 2022 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Eastern (US)
Edie teaches a wonderful class on how to use spreadsheets to do sweater grading, and the concepts can be applied to anything that needs grading. She manages and paces the class beautifully and checks in regularly to make sure everyone is comfortable with the information presented.
I liked the focus on a single sweater to learn and better understand the skills to transform the schematic to the spreadsheet, references to other resources to deepen understanding and widen application to other garments, and the confidence to explore on my own. Through her teaching, Edie demonstrates great knowledge and experience for the topic. She is enormously patient and strives to engage students as opposed to solely lecturing. Classes were supplemented with keys providing formulas and answers, both extremely helpful!
I have used Excel for many years but your class taught me a more logical way of working through the numbers. Your way of teaching works well with the way I learn. I don't learn very well if I only listen to a class. Being able to go back over the material, several times if necessary, helps internalize the material for me.
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Edie has been designing knit and crochet patterns for over 25 years. She has been teaching for 20+ years, and tech editing for almost 20 years. Her passion is making patterns as understandable as possible to the greatest number of crafters possible. She wants everyone, from the absolute beginner to the advanced professional designer, to be confident in their skills.
One way she does that is to help designers and teachers craft their written patterns to be clear and accurate. Well-written patterns make for happy crafters!