Oh this year is getting exciting already! I am lined up to teach at two yarn festivals this year.
The first show of the year is Unravel 2015 at Farnham Maltings on February 20th to 22nd. I’ve been trying to get to Unravel for the past three years but each time events have conspired against me so I am very excited to be attending and honoured to join the fantastic line up of workshops.
I’ll be teaching Vintage Crochet Edgings which is a great class suitable for everyone apart from complete beginners. We look at several traditional crochet lace traditions and how to apply them to various projects to liven up your home and your wardrobe. The cost of the class is £30 including day entry to the show (bargain!)
You can read more details and sign up here.
Lots of my favourite yarnies will be exhibiting and I’m hatching plans to meet up with various internet friends to catch up and meet some of them in real life for the first time. Its going to be yarnie heaven!
And as if that wasn’t enough excitement, less than a month later I shall be at the other end of the UK at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival on 15th and 16th March. Not only am I teaching but I will also be running a stall for the very first time.
Kat and I were invited to host a stall for The Crochet Project and run a class each as the feedback from the last show is that lots of people wanted more crochet at the show. Its our first yarn show (although Kat has done the Glasgow Country Living fair a couple of times) so we are quite nervous. We’ll have lots of samples for you to drawl over and stroke, patterns to buy, a small selection of kits and a wide variety of hooks for you to try and buy. And! And! And! We will be launching our new collection – I don’t want to spoil the surprise but its fantastic, you should get excited about it!
Do come by and see us if you are at the show. Or why not take a class with us?
Kat will be teaching Crochet for Knitters which shows you all the ways that wielding a hook can improve your knitting prowess, from easily repairing mistakes and dropped stitches to decorative edgings and finishing techniques. Equally suitable for crocheters and those who’ve never held a hook before in their lives! Its a 3 hour class on the Saturday afternoon and costs £47 including a day ticket or £53 including a weekend ticket. At the time of writing there are only 3 places left so you might want to hurry over and book!
On the Sunday afternoon I’ll be taking an in depth look at crochet fabric and its construction in my class Making Crochet Wearable. If you’ve ever wondered why people think of crochet as stiff and for homewares or always lacy, decorative (and too holey to wear) this is the class for you. We look at which stitches and patterns are best for making garments and how to make crochet fabric that drapes beautifully and fabric with elasticity. And you get a chance to see me at my most passionate – geeking off about crochet technicalities! (now is that a selling point or will it put people off I wonder!?) The three hour class is £47 including a day ticket or £53 including a weekend ticket and it also only has 3 places left. Go book now if you are interested!
Again I’m excited because Kat and I will get to spend some time together (YAY!) and we will be rubbing shoulders with the kniteratti – the class and vendor list is a veritable who’s who!
I’d love to know if you will be going to either show. What are you most looking forward to? And if you are coming to Edinburgh do you have any special requests for crochet related stock?