Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Workshop Wednesdays: Crochet

 Last Fall I was contacted by the very talented Darla J Fanton, who wanted to know if I would like to add crochet classes to the CGFF schedule! It was actually perfect timing because I had thought about adding crochet classes, but didn't have anyone in mind to teach them! Darla came with a very impressive resume too! She has been an instructor at several of the larger shows all over the country including several of the Knit & Crochet Shows put on by XRX Books.

The two classes I chose look pretty impressive, but actually require no previous crochet experience! If you already know how to crochet then these classes will expand your crochet knowledge!

The first is the Double Helix Crochet Beaded Necklace and Bracelet Class. In this class you will learn how to crochet with beads. If you haven't crocheted before then the bracelet is the perfect size for you to finish in class. If you have previous experience then you should be able to finish the necklace. Darla pre-strings all the beads for you and provides all the materials necessary for you to complete both the bracelet and the necklace!

The second class is on Tunisian Crochet. I actually have done a bit of this myself and it is really fun. I like to think of it as a hybrid between knitting and crochet. It uses what looks like a knitting needle with a crochet hook on the end. I only learned the basic stitch, so I was happy to hear that this class goes into so much more! I was amazed with just how many things you can do with Tunisian Crochet. No previous experience required. No crochet or knitting experience required either. Darla provides you with the hook and a color booklet to take home with you. All you need to do is bring yourself and some yarn!

For More Information about the Double Helix Beaded Crochet Necklace and Bracelet class check out here:

For More Information about the Tunisian Crochet Class check out here:

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