The Well-Rounded Designer

About The Well-Rounded Designer

How many times have you had a great idea but couldn't actually stitch it? How often have you created something but then not been able to re-create it for yourself or others?

Concept, Execution and Communication are all vital parts of design, and each aspect requires a certain skill set. Successful designers understand how these parts are interconnected and the subtly different ways of thinking that are required for each. This overview will help you identify the skills you need to take your idea from thoughts to action, and then on to sharing it with others.  Please note that this is not a design-your-own-garment class, but rather a way of thinking about the design process which should make you a more efficient and well-rounded designer.

NOTE: This is a hybrid of lecture and creativity class. The mix of what we do will depend a lot on who attends and how much they are willing to play!

This class is limited to 50 students.

Class Materials Needed

Materials are optional, but you'll have more fun if you "play along" with me as I talk. You may want to have paper, color pencils, tear sheets or digital files of garments that appeal to you (whether or not they are made using your techniques of choice).


Find 2-3 knitting/crochet/weaving/sewing patterns you like, and take time to study them. What attracts you to a particular design? What makes you decide to actually make something? What particular hurdles do you face when attempting to follow someone else's instructions? Is there a particular designer, pattern line, or pattern publisher you particularly like? Why?

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level


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Single 2-hour session on Saturday, July 8, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
The Well-Rounded Designer
Edie Eckman

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward. This class, and all lessons and classes on Lessonface, are covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. Her comfortable and encouraging teaching style empowers students to gain the skills they need to confidently and enthusiastically take on any crochet or knitting challenge.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

About Lessonface, PBC

Lessonface's mission is to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. Since 2012, we've hosted more than 30,000 students and 2,000 teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons and classes online.

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