Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School

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Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Instructors

Edel MacBride and Julie Steinhafel

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Teaching A01: Irish Knitting

This year instructor Edel MacBride teams up with Julie Steinhafel to deliver a wonderful knitting experience. Edel will be available online from Ireland while Julie will work through the new design in class. Julie Steinhafel has led a variety of knitting project classes for some years and has recently published her first patterns. Having taken part in Edels classes both at Summer School (2015, 2016, 2017) and in Ireland (2017) the ladies have been inspiring each other in knitting projects from Aran to Brioche.

Growing up with the tradition of aran knitting at home in Donegal, Edel MacBride starting knitting aran for her younger siblings and progressed to study fashion at Limerick School of Art in the 1980's.

An aran knit coat brought her international attention and numerous awards followed for her skills with the pins and design originality. Edel was recently the mentor for knitting and crochet on RTE's Craft Master television series. Her label "Edel MacBride" is made in Ireland and sold internationally. Edel's business "Knitfield" runs workshops and sells original content patterns and kits for knit and crochet. A passion to inspire others to take up yarn craft and a dedication to design and quality of workmanship is at the heart of "Knitfield."

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