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Hey hey! 

The second Tunisian workshop of the summer is this weekend in Invergowrie!

There is still time to book a place on this full day exploration of this popular form of crochet.  You do not need any prior knowledge of crochet to learn this one!  Everything you need will be provided, except for lunch!  You will need to bring your own.  I will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.

The workshops costs £60.00 and a non-returnable deposit of £30 is needed to confirm your place. Please message me for the payment link.

Saturday 22 June – Tunisian Crochet Workshop

10.00 – 16.00

at  Invergowrie Parish Church Hall, 4 Errol Road, Invergowrie,DD2 5AD

Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Teas, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

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Ever since I heard of it I have wanted to have a go at yarnbombing. So when The Fit O’ The Toon Community Association in Arbroath decided to have a go at doing some at Danger Point, I join them.

It’s a lot of creative fun getting together once a week with a group of lovely creative people, who chose the name the Wooly Workers.

The bombing targets are the restored drying green poles, lampposts, gateways and other street furniture in the immediate area. The full installation is due to go up at the end of May and will stay in place for a couple of weeks.

There are lots of inspired works already completed or in progress. We now have a facebook group where you can catch up on progress and the latest news of the installation of the bombing!






I love seeing and celebrating success by my students, especially when they complete a project they have chosen to work on over a period of time.  One of the students I taught over the winter has gone on to do marvellous work!  She has kindly sent me these two pictures of her completed Stylecraft Spice of Life CAL Blanket.  

Well done that woman!  Thank you for sharing this with me.  



There has been a massive upsurge in interest in Tunisian Crochet this year.  So in response to requests to teach it I am currently setting up workshops in June and July to pass on this skill. 

Tunisian crochet is sometimes called Afghan Crochet or Tricot.¬† It is easy to learn, and you don’t need any prior knowledge of crochet to start.¬†

I will post details as soon as each workshop is finalised.  Please watch this space for information!

Here are some examples of how to turn a small piece of work into a pretty bracelet.  





Crochet is a wonderful pliable way to work with yarn.
I will be in Alyth Town Hall over the weekend demonstrating some tips for getting started.
Here is a wee example.¬† I wasn’t terribly impressed with this motif and initially laid it aside.¬† I then decided to add some surface crochet and changed the look entirely!


You can download the full Alyth Creates guide here :-




My crochet evening classes start again in Invergowrie Hall on 22 April, and has had a lot of interest. There are only two places left, so don’t delay if you want one!¬† ¬† The course costs ¬£45 for 10 weeks. To enrol, please visit the CACE website.¬†¬†

Therapeutic Art of Crochet – Monday