Intermediate Crochet Workshop
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We are delighted to host a full day intermediate crochet workshop taught by Wendy Irvine.
Wendy has been teaching knitting and crochet classes for Edinburgh Adult Learning for over three years as well as teaching with the Knitting and Crochet Guild. Feedback has been very positive and a student who has been with her for three years tells friends she is still learning new crochet skills! She teaches a variety of crochet skills including Tunisian, Broomstick, Irish Lace and Hairpin along with traditional crochet.
Come along to this full day intermediate crochet workshop, learn to create these wonderful motifs and join them to make a scarf as well as making your own buttons.
The example in the photo was created by Wendy so that the maker can use fabric colours to make buttons which will personalise the garment.
The intermediate crochet workshop will help you to develop your existing skills in double crochet, treble crochet, double treble crochet and then join motifs. To complete your piece you will make your own handmade buttons.
You will need approximately 600g of chunky yarn, appropriate crochet hook and fabric from your ‘stash’. The amount of yarn will depend on the size of your finished item, which you can choose to suit your requirements. A yarn kit, including buttons and fabric will be available to purchase if you aren’t bringing your own.
There are just six places available, so book soon to avoid disappointment!
Tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. There will be a 40 minute break for lunch and there are several supermarkets and cafes close by to buy sandwiches etc.
Crochet, according to a book published in 1844 by Miss Lambert, is “a species of knitting originally practised by the peasants in Scotland, with a small hooked needle called a shepherd’s hook, which has, within the last seven years, aided by taste and fashion, obtained the preference over all other ornamental works of a similar nature. It derives its present name from the French; the instrument with which it is worked being by them, from its crooked shape, termed ‘crochet.’ This art has attained its highest degree of perfection in England, whence it has been transplanted to France and Germany, and both countries, although unjustifiably, have claimed the invention.”
Perhaps a controversial assertion but interesting nonetheless!