Yay! It's back!! The monthly Works-in-progress post with linky is back!!
For new readers and those older ones who may have forgotten, the WIPSLinky was a monthly post where I showed you what various crafty projects I was working on and I invited you to show me yours via the little linky widget at the bottom of the post (here are a couple of earlier WIPSLinky posts to give you an idea - you may recognise a certain Butterick pattern that was featured on The Great British Sewing Bee this year! Way ahead of my time, me!!)
So what am I up to right now?
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Well if you live in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border country you may be interested to hear that I have been invited to teach a crochet course at the lovely Sew Sew Studio in Newent!!
Situated just 15 mins drive from the city of Gloucester, The Newent Shambles Retail Village is a quaint courtyard populated by local artisans and independent shop keepers and is a project I have been involved in since it's conception (you can see more about The Shambles here)
Nic opened Sew Sew Studio at the end of 2014 and it has gone from strength to strength as her sewing classes for adults and children have proved extremely popular. Now she is offering the chance for yarn lovers to extend their skills too!
I have put together a three day workshop (running one morning a week over three weeks) aimed at absolute beginners where you can learn all the basic crochet stitches you need to know to get you going.
Starting with a basic granny square, with colour changes and tips on weaving in the ends, moving on to joining the squares together then creating a beautiful granny stripe back, the course includes everything you need to complete a fabulous cushion - all yarns, pattern and tip sheets, cushion inner and even a crochet hook are provided (along with a cuppa or two and some homemade cakes and cookies!)
Course DetailsWhen: 3 x 3 hour sessions 10am- 1pm on 29th April, 6 May and 13th May 2015
Where: Sew Sew Studio, Unit 19 , Newent Shambles Retail Village, Newent, Glos
Cost : £90 for the course
What's included: Everything! Yarn, cushion inner, time spent one-to-one if needed, pattern, tip sheets to take home, and even your very own crochet hook!
And refreshments too - Tea and coffee will be available plus I will be baking muffins and cookies especially for my students!
Week one - we will focus on the granny squares - including how to add in new colours and weave in the ends (please note you won't have time to complete ALL 9 granny squares in this session - unless you take to crochet like a duck to water! - so please be prepared to do a little homework!)
Week two - we will be joining the squares together and hooking up a little border and then making a start on our granny stripe cushion back!
Week three - Finishing off the granny stripe back and then joining the front and back together around the cushion inner before patting ourselves on the back for completing a fabulous Granny Cushion!
Spaces are very limited so if you are interested please don't hesitate to get in touch with either Nic at Sew Sew Studio or myself (you can email me at email@example.com )
For more information and to book please visit Sew Sew Studio's website www.sewsewstudio.bigcartel.com
I am so excited to be given this opportunity and I cannot wait to introduce some new people to this highly addictive and bang on trend skill!