Phyllis Bell Miller

Class List

Working with Pattern Repeats

Working with Pattern Repeats

A virtual class with Phyllis Bell Miller Jan 13, 2:00-4:00pm and Jan 14, 2:00-4:00pm CST Placing repeat patterns into knits might be mysterious but it is just is a bit of math and simple logic. Phillis will share what you need to know to do so. Note: This class has been revised from the previous 2-hr offering to allow you to learn by doing through hands-on exercises and samples.
How to Work with Repeat Patterns

How to Work with Repeat Patterns

Yellow City Skyline Stitches SoCal Logo - Sacramento, CA - March 2-5, 2023
An in-person class with Phyllis Bell Miller Mar 2, 1:30-4:30pm Say "Good-bye" to plain stockinette or simple crochet fabrics by learning how to substitute repeat patterns into your work!
The Hole Truth: How to Knit Perfect Buttonholes and Bands

The Hole Truth: How to Knit Perfect Buttonholes and Bands

Yellow City Skyline Stitches SoCal Logo - Sacramento, CA - March 2-5, 2023
An in-person class with Phyllis Bell Miller Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm Learn how to plan, position, size, and create the perfect, knitted button-band. Also, discover everything you need to know about selecting, planning, sizing, placing, and spacing buttons and closures.
Design by Numbers: Using Proportion to Improve Every Aspect of Your Designs

Design by Numbers: Using Proportion to Improve Every Aspect of Your Designs

Yellow City Skyline Stitches SoCal Logo - Sacramento, CA - March 2-5, 2023
An in-person class with Phyllis Bell Miller Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm Discover how to use proportion to improve every aspect of your projects — whether designed by you or someone else. Learn easy ways to apply time-tested concepts like The Golden Mean, Fibonacci numbers, and Goethe’s color ratios to design dilemmas—from the ideal jacket length to just the right amount of each color.

About Phyllis Bell Miller

An avid knitwear designer, dyer, and embroiderer, Phyllis Bell Miller’s travels (77 countries and counting!) are reflected in her designs. As a teacher with degrees in fashion and design, Phyllis creates tools that simplify and improve the design process for everyone, regardless of medium. As a child, Phyllis Bell Miller learned to sew, embroider, and crochet from her mother, who was assistant to one of Washington, D.C.’s leading designers. Recently retired as professor and head of Mississippi State University Fashion Design and Merchandising program, Phyllis is a former Singer Sewing Teacher and also taught as a Fulbright Scholar at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the University of Mauritius in Port Louis. She is author of AutoCAD for the Apparel Industry, the world’s first book on applying generic CAD software to the fashion industry. In addition, she developed the ApparelCAD, Instant Designer International, and Display Shop software, for which she holds more than 30 copyrights.