Three Tapestry Crochet Classes!

I just found out that three of my tapestry crochet class proposals have been accepted for the Crochet Guild of America Summer Conference in Buffalo, NY! On Thursday morning (August 6th), I’ll teach how to make the Bead & Felted Tapestry Crochet Cell Phone Ribbon Bag shown below.

Bead Felted Tapestry Crochet Ribbon Bag
Bead & Felted Tapestry Crochet Cell Phone Ribbon Bag before and after felting.

As some of you already know, felting and bead tapestry crochet were made for each other! 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. Participants will crochet a bag and also learn how to design a motif on tapestry crochet graph paper. Students only need to know the single crochet stitch. Felting instructions are included, but due to time constraints, the bag will have to be felted in a washing machine at home.

You asked for it! So I’ll also be teaching an in-depth class about Tapestry Crochet Project and Motif Design on Thursday afternoon. Several different tapestry crochet papers will be used for drawing and tracing images. I’ll show how to transfer designs from other sources, then everyone will try it out. Students may also bring their own designs to transfer onto tapestry crochet graph papers during class.

My Bead Tapestry Crochet Cuff Bracelet is scheduled for all day Friday – enough time to finish the bracelet.

Bead Tapestry Crochet Cuff Bracelet
Bead Tapestry Crochet Cuff Bracelet project.

Tapestry crocheting with beads is revolutionary! Since more than one color thread is used with tapestry crochet, each one only needs to be loaded with a single bead color. The pattern is formed on one side of the cloth by adding a bead to each stitch and on the other side the colored threads create a design. This method offers fantastic design potential, since the motif doesn’t have to be pre-planned. Students will bead tapestry crochet a bracelet and also learn how to design with tapestry crochet graph paper. Students only need to know the single crochet stitch.

I hope to see you there! If you’ve never been to a CGOA conference, then you’re in for a real treat!

3 Responses to “Three Tapestry Crochet Classes!”

  1. […] teaching the same classes that were so popular during at the CGOA show Buffalo, NY, in 2009. They are all designed to teach […]

  2. LEONARDO says:

    HI CAROL!

    I HAVE BEEN TO YOUR WEBSITE SEVERAL TIMES AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SEEN A WAY TO CONTACT YOU.

    I AM A GRAPHIC/DESIGNER AND CROCHETER. I HAVE MADE SEVERAL TAPESTRY CROCHET ITEMS, BUT HAVING NEVER TAKEN ANY INSTRUCTION, I QUESTION MY METHODS.

    UNFORTUNATELY, THIS POST IS FROM 2012. ARE YOU TEACHING ANYWHERE NEAR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; LOS ANGELES?

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