Summer 2012 Crochet Show

Are you looking for a fun way to learn more about crochet and knitting? Well, if you’re able to get to Manchester, New Hampshire, June 29th through July 1st, you’ll be able to learn from twenty one teachers and designers (including me!) at the Summer Knit & Crochet Show.

I’m teaching the same classes that were so popular during at the CGOA show Buffalo, NY, in 2009. They are all designed to teach specific tapestry crochet skills, but the projects are small enough that most participants are able to finish them during class.

The first class features bead tapestry crochet. As you probably already know, tapestry crocheting with beads is revolutionary! Since more than one color thread is used, each thread only needs to be loaded with one bead color, eliminating the need to load the beads in a specific sequence ahead of time! A pattern is formed on one side of the fabric by adding a bead to each stitch and on the other side the colored threads create a design. The motif does not need to be pre-planned and offers fantastic design potential. Using the single crochet stitch, create a bracelet and also learn how to design with tapestry crochet graph paper.

My next class features felted and bead tapestry crochet. A large hook and loose single crochet stitches are used to make the bag, then it’s felted in a washing machine. The finished felted tapestry crochet fabric is thick and patterned on both sides. Using the single crochet stitch, students will crochet a bag and learn how to design a motif on tapestry crochet graph paper. Felting instructions are included, but the bag must be felted at home.

The focus of the last class is what I call flat tapestry crochet. Unlike traditional crochet, flat tapestry crochet does not show the back of the stitch on every other row; the front of the stitch is always on the face of the tapestry and the back of the stitch is always on the reverse of the piece. Two methods to do flat tapestry crochet with the single crochet stitch will be taught. Students will also learn how to design on tapestry crochet graph paper, how to crochet a border around their piece and how to block flat tapestry crochet.

These classes are just three of more than ninety others that feature everything from Tunisian, Color, Fair-Isle, Bruges-Lace, to Illusion crochet and more! Registration begins March 30th. Hope to see you there!

7 Responses to “Summer 2012 Crochet Show”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Theres are georgeous. I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet for a while now but havent been able to find any good tutorials for beginners. I’ve bought some crochet cotton from http://www.alacraft.com.au/crochet-cotton-and-accessories-cat6
    but am not really sure where to start. Do you know of any places i can find some basic info for beginners?

    PS please keep posting your projets, they are great!:)

  2. My web page at http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/ has free tutorials and projects. Have you seen it?

  3. Reyna says:

    Love the beaded tapestry crochet! Wish I could take the class, but I will check out the tutorials. Thanks! (captainhook on Ravelry)

  4. Kristina says:

    I love your work and have made the cat bag from a post about your work on another site.
    http://www.crochetspot.com/tapestry-crochet/

    Now I went back to your site and found you mention fair isle crochet. I am too far away in Amman, Jordan, to have attended the classes mentioned earlier this year. However, please explain the difference between tapestry crochet and fair isle. Another site mentioned that in tapestry crochet you do the sc in both loops of the stitch and in fair isle you do it in the front (?) loop only.

    I hope to hear your explanation.

  5. Fair isle crochet is a type of tapestry crochet. With fair isle, the hook is usually inserted only into the back loop and the colors are changed every few stitches to create intricate repeat patterns.

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