The tentative launch date for the new Freeform & Textural Looping online course is early February 2014. I'll keep you posted on when registration opens. In the meantime, here's a little info.
The course explores different ways to divide space and fill it, ways build on small units called motifs or scrumbles, and some amazing dimensional textures you can create with looping. And as with all my courses, you'll learn to integrate design considerations, then relegate them to the barely-conscious level that makes working freeform so much fun.
This course will not review basic looping skills taught in the online courses New Age Looping Basics and Cross-Knit Looping. Those courses emphasize thread control, which is really important in freeform, and cover techniques like how to make round and oval starts, how to work back and forth, how to manage thread additions, how to work increases and decreases while controlling the allocation of thread, how to work needle chains and other live edge equivalents. You'll need all of those skills in the freeform course.
If you've only had the free Intro To Looping class, you may want to consider doing Basics or Cross-Knit before setting your heart on the Freeform course. You won't be sorry. And the solid foundation of skills you build in a full course will prepare you for lots of fun challenges.