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Jane Crowfoot - Creative Crochet - How to Work in a Freeform Way

  • Water of Leith Centre 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom (map)

Freeform crochet breaks all the rules! 
Working in a freeform way means that no written patterns, charts or instuctions are used in order to create a unique and unplanned crochet piece.
Rather than being a scary exercise, working in a freeform way can be incredibly rewarding and therapeutic and can help you find an avenue for fun creativity whilst using up loads of oddments of yarn from your stash!

This is a fun workshop with the aim of helping participants to have the confidence to play with their crochet techniques and work in a more freeform way. Participants will make a small crochet piece, which they could use as a key fob, bag decoration or brooch. Various techniques will be shown including bobbles, bullion stitches, frills, loops and beading.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: This workshop is suitable for crocheters from intermediate level upwards – its important that you know your basic stitches and are aware of abbreviations, but you do not need to know how to read a pattern or a chart.

Materials to bring: Yarn and beads will be provided, but it is much more fun if participants also bring along a few bits and bobs from their stashes to use in their projects – fashion/variegated yarns are ideal, as are ribbons, buttons and beads. 

Participants will also need to bring along a selection of crochet hook sizes and a notebook and pen/pencil. A small sewing kit including scissors, a knitters sewing needle, and a fine sewing needle and thread is also required.

Any "homework"?: It is preferable for participants to have an understanding of UK crochet terminology, but this is not essential.

Class size: 10