Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby, known as the Shibaguyz, are the dynamic design duo behind hundreds of great designs in popular magazines in just the past few years. They have also published 9 books, most recently “Designer Crochet” and “Crochet Geometry” which present stunning wearable crochet garments for sizes from small to 5x.
In June 2016 they will take Lion Brand Yarn Studio by storm with 4 Master Classes , kicked off by a book event and trunk show of selected designs from both of these amazing books.
For the first time ever, we’re offering short, lunch time Master Classes on Friday afternoon:
Friday June 17 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, in Stitch and Click: Take Professional Photos with your Phone! Jason shares his considerable photography expertise to teach crafters of all varieties how to best utilize the cameras everyone has handy these days: cell phones and tablets! Learn to take amazing photos in both natural and artificial light using just your phone or other mobile device,
Then, from 1:00 – 2:30, Shannon will teach crocheters to be the boss of their charts with Crochet Charts in 90 Minutes! Decipher the squiggles and dashes and turn them into swatches before you know it. You’ll never pass up a project because of a chart again!
On Sunday June 19 the Shibaguyz join forces to share their technical skills and design expertise with both knitters and crocheters in two Master Classes:
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Couture Finishing for Crochet and Knitting will help everyone achieve the amazing, polished results we see in their garments. From weaving in ends and blocking, to perfect, invisible seams learn the pro tips to make your hand made garments look their absolute best!
In the afternoon, from 2:30 – 5:30 we’ll explore the mysteries of design from Fiber to Fashion for Crochet and Knitting. Learn how professional designers approach the myriad of options for pairing yarn and stitch patterns, learn about the specific qualities of fibers from natural to synthetic, understand more about how they combine in different
yarns, and then explore the best ways to create beautiful fabric with your yarn. Lion Brand Yarn Studio will present a smorgasbord of our yarns for your swatching pleasure, come play with all the yarn!