2.5 hour class
This is the class for you if you just want to dip your toes into the world of crochet, a is more freestyle technique than knitting, great for lacey designs and 3D shapes, or it can even be used to embellish and join your knitting!
This is the first class of a two-part full day course, to attend the full day, click here.
In this class
You will learn how to hold the crochet hook and yarn with comfort! Specifically, you will be able to make a Slip knot and get started, complete a chain stitch, slip stich and double stitch, and - of course - finish and sew in loose ends. You will also learn to create rows (going back and forth!) or circles (going round and round!), introduce a new ball of wool or new colour, work around a ring and add beads as a starting point for jewellery designs.
Now you can
*get to grips with the basics of crocheting *discuss ideas with our resident experienced crochet tutor *be a confident crochet - er!
You will be provided with a free starter pack that includes a hook, yarn and booklet.
During the Great Potato Famine in the 1840's, desperate Irish women took to trying to sell their crochet to feed their families. Once Queen Victoria started to add intricately crocheted lace to her garments, crochet popularity soared, and many Irish women were able to support their families.
Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
7 Broadway Market, Hackney
Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.