CLASS REGISTRATION: Tunisian Crochet Basics with Karen Whooley
Photo credit: Karen Whooley, 2019
Tunisian crochet is becoming incredibly popular - designers like Aoibhe Ni and Lori of Aklori Designs are making crafters buzz with excitement over the possibilities.
You asked and we listened - Karen Whooley, local crochet designer and author of the books A Garden of Shawls and Coastal Crochet, is going to join us on Saturday, July 20 to teach a three-hour workshop on the basics of Tunisian crochet!
From Karen: "Tunisian crochet is a crochet technique in a category all of its own. Worked in paired forward (picking up loops) and return passes (working off the loops), unique stitches of all kinds can be created. If you are a knitter wanting to learn to crochet, Tunisian is the perfect way to learn to maneuver with a single hook. In this workshop, you'll learn how to pick your hook size, work up a Tunisian stitch sampler scarf to lay the foundation for your Tunisian crochet adventures, and how to finish your work with lots of tips along the way. If time allows, how to increase and decrease will be included, too!"
Date: Saturday, July 20 - please note that registration will close at 5 PM on Saturday, July 13.
Time: 1 PM - 4 PM
Location: Stilly River Yarns Classroom**
Appropriate student skill level: Beginner
Prerequisite skills: Must know how to make a chain, yarn over, and pull up loops on a crochet hook
Student supplies: Solid light- to medium-colored DK-weighth (#3) or worsted-weight (#4) yarn so that you can see the stitches; Tunisian (also called afghan) crochet hook 2 sizes larger than what you regularly use OR 2 sizes larger than what is recommended for the yarn.
**Accessibility: our classroom space is located in the upstairs portion of the shop. If you would like to enroll for this class but cannot negotiate stairs, please leave us a note at checkout so that we may make appropriate alternate arrangements for the class location. Thank you!