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NEXT SUMMER WORKSHOP!

TUNISIAN CROCHET WORKSHOP

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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ALYTH CREATES 24-26 MAY – FUN WITH FREESTYLE CROCHET

ALYTH CREATES

 

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 :-

https://www.alythartsandcraftsguild.co.uk/section855514.html?fbclid=IwAR25l90illrVxoUSH_RouAykfSU3JPBiuzV7OnwNf64q929WPOAyvU60EiA

 

 


What shall I make with this? The results of my test squares.

I ended up trying four sizes of hook.  First my favourite is the 8mm aluminium It gave a firm texture, which would be fine for a rug or placemat.

Second is a 10mm hook.  The texture if this is coming out feeling good, not too tight with a bit of flexibility. 

The third one is a 12mm knooking hook. The texture of this initially came out feeling very soft, but a bit loose and slabbery.  However, as I carried on, my tension evened out and become tighter.  Hence the fourth hook.

The fourth hook is a 15mm.  I liked the result I got from this best of all.

So here are my stitch and row counts from a 10 x 10cm square (4″ x 4″) for the four hooks, and photos in a gallery for you.

8mm hook –     8 stitches, 10 rows

10mm hook –   8 stitches, 8 rows

12mm hook –   7 stitches, 9 rows

15mm hook –  7 stitches, 7 rows.

 

In searching for a project to use this yarn for I found a crochet version of Claire’s Outland Cowl on Ravelry. I rather like this.

The link for it is here.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/outlander-claires-cowl-crocheted

 

 


What shall I make with this? The value of test squares.

 

I have 650g of super chunky in my yarn stash, which has languished unused for too long, so decided to exlore what I can do with it, or whether I want to pass it on.  I tried it out as a first round of a granny square, and it looks good.  I like the nubbly texture it has

So now to try and work out what size of hook to use and how far it will go by doing a test square.  The recommended hook size is 10mm.  I know that I tend to work tightly, so a looser hook might be better.

 

I always make a test square bigger than the 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) recommended.  This means that I can lay a 4″x4″ cut out square on top of the test piece and count the stitches and rows, without pulling the work out to “fit” the ruler, and getting a false reading.

I am trying three sizes of hook, because I have these immediately to hand.  First my favourite is the 8mm aluminium but see immediately that this is a bit small for the yarn.  It gives a firm texture, which would be fine for a rug or placemat.  But that is not what I want.  Still will continue for comparison.

Second is a 10mm hook.  It’s actually a knooking hook, but I like this one as it is polished wood, not bamboo.  I did try a bamboo hook, but it isn’t as smooth and didn’t move as easily through the work, so I didn’t like the snaggy feel as I worked with it.  The texture if this is coming out feeling good, not too tight with a bit of flexibility. 

The third one is a 12mm knooking hook. The texture of this is coming out feeling very soft, but it looks a bit loose and slabbery, so don’t think this will end up being the best.  We shall see.

 

 


CROCHET EVENING CLASSES 2018, HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE

Spring term is here!  The enrolment evening for Spring 2018 is on Thurdsay January 17th in Harris Academy, Dundee.     These classes are due to run again during the Spring Term.   Enrolment night is on January 17th at Harris Academy from 18.00 – 19.30.  For more details please visit Harris Education and Recreation Association –

https://www.facebook.com/HERAdundee/


MAVERICKS ART CRAFT GROUP – YULETIDE FAIR 2 and 3 DECEMBER

The Mavericks Art Craft Group are holding a  Yuletide Fair on 2 & 3 December.   This event is being hosted by Amy Mason at her Bluebird Arts Premises. 

If your looking for something delightfully creative and hand-made you will find plenty to choose from here – including some of mine 🙂

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You can find out more about Bluebird Arts by visiting Amy’s facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/BluebirdartattheMill/


CROCHET CLASSES START TONIGHT! INVERGOWRIE HALL AT 7.00PM

I am looking forward to this evening! This is the first session of crochet classes I will be delivering over the next 12 weeks at Invergowrie, in Church of Scotland Hall at 7.00pm.

FULL DETAILS FROM

http://www.caceclasses.co.uk/product/yarn-autumn-2017/ 


NEOS AT HALLGREEN CASTLE OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

WE did have fun dressed up in mediaeval garb for the opening night of NEOS at Hallgreen Castle. You can always spot the artists in the Great Hall when you come up to view our work – we will be here until Sunday 17th!


CROCHET WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITION DURING NEOS 9-17 SEPTEMBER

It’s getting nearer every day!  As a member of the Mavericks Art Group I will be at Hallgreen Castle on Saturday, 9th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th,  exhibiting my work and giving demonstrations of crochet.  

There is also a huge amount of delightful work by other artists and more demonstrations.  

For full details see Mavericks Art@MavericksArtGroup. 

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HARRIS ACADEMY, DUNDEE – THERAPEUTIC ART OF CROCHET CLASS

There has been a good uptake for my crochet class, so it will run from next week.

Still a couple of places left, in fact most classes still have one or two spaces.

If interested in any of them please contact Liz Allardice direct on 01382 435827, or email liz.allardice@dundeecity.gov.uk


GLENESK FOLK MUSEUM – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

Come along – meet the handicraft experts – bring your handiwork and textile treasures to show and share 🙂 

 


CROCHET WORKSHOP, ALYTH TOWN HALL, 15 JUNE

Crochet workshop 15 June @ 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street PH11 8AX

Suitable for both beginners and those who already have some skills.  

To confirm your place please contact me on 01307 466354.  

£2.00 discount for early sign up before the day.


CROCHET WORKSHOP, ALYTH TOWN HALL, 15 JUNE

Crochet workshop 15 June @ 1.00 – 3.00 pm

Alyth Town Hall, Albert Street PH11 8AX

Suitable for both beginners and those who already have some skills.  

To confirm your place please contact me on 01307 466354.  

£2.00 discount for early sign up before the day.


ALYTH CREATES 26 – 28 MAY

As from tomorrow I will be tutoring in Alyth for 3 days.

Please feel free to come along to any of these sessions, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some skills.

Materials and equipment are provided, but please bring along any patterns, wip, or tools of your own if you wish.

Tools and materials will be provided.  


Taster session in Montrose – Change of date to 19 May 2017

Taster Session 19 May @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


Montrose

Taster Session Friday,9 June @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


CROCHET WORKSHOP IN MONTROSE

Taster Session 19 May @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.  This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with existing crochet skills.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


INVERBERVIE

Inverbervie

NORTH EAST OPEN STUDIOS

9 – 17 September 

I will be exhibiting and delivering workshops at Hallgreen Castle, Inverbervie during NEOS.  More details to follow. In meantime see NEOS website for more details  http://www.northeastopenstudios.co.uk/neos-2017/


Harris Academy

Harris Academy evening classes 26 April to 28 June.

Demystifying and learning specialist forms of crochet. Learn the basics of Tunisian, broomstick and hairpin crochet over 10 weeks.

What are Broomstick, Hairpin, Tricot/ Afghan/ Tunisian crochet? Three workshops giving a short introductions to these forms which are easy to learn, whether you are a complete beginner to crochet or already know how to.  Left-handers welcome.  Enrolment evening 19 April, 6-7.30 pm.


Alyth

Alyth Creates a 3-day festival 26 – 28 May

WORKSHOPS! Ever wanted to crochet and no idea how to start? Or do you know the basics and want to learn different techniques..? I am a contemporary crochet artist and tutor. I will be running a series of workshops through Fri, Sat & Sun 26-28 May at the Alyth Festival.

Each day there is a BEGINNERS workshop 10am – 2pm, advanced in the afternoon 2pm – 4pm. I cater for left-handers. £10 per class. 

 

SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS – £15 per class.

Fri pm – BROOMSTICK CROCHET Worked on a broomstick! This simple method creates loose fabric which has many uses. Why not start with a simple scarf?
Sat pm – HAIRPIN CROCHET Traditionally made on a shell hairpin this work grows quickly.
Sunday pm – AFGHAN CROCHET Working on an elongated hook this work sits somewhere between knitting and crochet. Quick and easy to learn, produces fabric from firm to lacy.
Contact Ellie on 01307 466354 to book.  

You can pay me easily through Paypal at  https://www.paypal.me/EllieFiddes


Montrose

Taster Session 21 April @ 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Paint Patches and Pearls  

113 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JQ

An introduction to crochet or a chance to come along with your own projects and ask for advice.

Further classes can be arranged to suit demand.

To book a place please telephone Vicki on 07900 243640.


FORFAR CLASSES END OF COURSE

Big well done to the learners at the F.A.C.E Woolcraft Class in Forfar for all their work!  So good to see people learning according to their own interests.  Thank you for permission to share your work.

Big thanks to F.A.C.E. (Forfar Assocation of Continuing Education) committee for their tireless work setting up their classes.   Follow them on facebook to keep up to date with the classes on offer next session.

https://www.facebook.com/Forfar.FACE/?fref=ts


FUN A DAY DUNDEE

Thanks for all the fun Dundee Fun A Day!

(It all started off on Hogmanay when somebody handed me a strange object and asked – “What can you do with this? Take it away and have a go!” So my Funaday project was finding out what I could do with a six foot shed skin from a boa constrictor!)

If you want to see what I did come along to the FunADay Exhibition this weekend.

It’s in WASP studios, Meadowmill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee.  The opening night is on Friday 10 February from 7 – 9pm.  The Exhibition runs from 10.00am – 7.00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some photographs I took of the fun I had during the month.

 

 

 

 

 


KIRRIEMUIR FEEL GOOD FESTIVAL

Big thanks to the organisers of this festival.  What a superb event.

Thanks also to everyone who expressed interest in future crochet workshops.  I will be running workshops in Kirriemuir and Forfar in the near future, and in Alyth on 26-28 May.  More details to follow!

 

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