Alabama in October

Looking for a bead tapestry crochet workshop? You’re welcome to join the all day (6 hour) class I’ll be teaching for the Huntsville Fiber Guild at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama, on Saturday, October 18th.

Participants will learn how to bead tapestry crochet, how to design on tapestry crochet graph paper, and how to crochet a cylindrical shape in rounds while tapestry crocheting the basket below with J&P Coats Royale Fashion size 3 crochet cotton and size 8 seed beads from Fire Mountain Gems.

The instructions for the zig-zag motif may be followed, or an original motif may be incorporated into the basket. Participants will also learn how to block their tapestry crochet pieces. Due to time constraints, students must be familiar with the single crochet stitch.

Bead tapestry crochet basket
This basket will be bead tapestry crocheted during the workshop.

The class will only cost $25 for Guild members and $35 for non-members, but you need to pre-register. For more information, please contact the guild at It would be great to see you there!

5 Responses to “Alabama in October”

  1. AmyS says:

    Carol, I can’t believe you’re going to be down here teaching a class no more than 30 minutes away from me! I would love to come take that class and meet you in person. However, I’ll be stuck at my church all day long overseeing the craft/vendor bazaar that’s part of our fall festival/bicentennial celebration.

    Best of luck with the class!


  2. Bummer! Maybe next time! But wait a minute – I’ll be giving a weaving workshop there Friday night. Maybe you could attend my talk about Guatemalan brocade at 4:00 before the workshop begins.

  3. Barb says:

    Ooooooo and you’re so far away! *pouts*

    What’s the size on that basket? It looks like it’s going to be such a wonderful piece of work when you’re done!

  4. Carol Cathey says:

    I haven’t hear that Community college name since I went there. I was there during 1982 and 1983. Wish I could have come to the class.

  5. The basket is tiny – only 2 1/2” wide by 1 1/2” high – so that class participants can finish (or almost finish) it in class. It’s crocheted with size 3 cotton and size 8 seed beads.

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