- Location: Fraser High School
- Start Date: Tuesday 1st Nov, 2022.
- End Date: Tuesday 6th Dec, 2022.
- Time: 6:00-8:45pm.
- 6 Weeks.
- 3 hours per week.
ENROLLING NOW FOR TERM 4 - START DATE 1 NOVEMBER
Tutor: Andrea Dobbs
Now that you have mastered the basics of crochet, know how to read a pattern and have completed a few projects, you’re ready for your next challenge. Still Hooked on Crochet is a continuer’s class for past attendees of Hooked on Crochet or for those who already crochet and want to learn some advanced stitches and techniques.
For this class you are welcome to bring along any crochet project you are working on. Or perhaps it’s a project you would like to work on and need some assistance - I’ll be happy to help. Don’t worry if you don’t have a current work on – you are bound to be inspired! For ideas and inspiration - check out Pinterest before the first night!
While the class will be largely led by the needs and requirements of the participants, I will provide lessons and handouts on tapestry, reversible and mosaic crochet, crochet mandalas and overlay work, cables and aran stitches. I’d also love to introduce you to the world of amigurumi where you can enjoy making gorgeous little creatures or toys. If you are inspired to make your own bag, I can assist you in designing and working your own pattern or you are welcome to work up one of mine.
Now that you have learnt the basics, this class is sure to be inspiring and relaxing. You may even experience the healing power of crochet as Kathryn Vercillo attests to in her book: Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet.
What to bring?
- Inspiration and /or ideas for future project/s
- A current crochet work-on (if you have one)
- A selection of coordinating DK yarns from your stash & 4mm hook (the first night we will make a small mandala)
Some would say I am an obsessive crocheter. Very rarely am I seen without a crochet hook and my latest project either in my hands or tucked into my bag (ready to pull out at any spare moment I can get a few stitches in). I’ve been crocheting since I was seven and remember spending hours making my dolls’ clothes and accessories. Over the years I have made countless blankets and baby shawls for family and friends. I have especially loved designing and making a unique special blanket for each of my grandchildren. Many of my projects are inspired by the amazing talent of fellow crocheters who have pinned their creations on Pinterest. While I’ve made my own designs for years, I am currently beginning to write my own patterns.
One of the joys I gain from crocheting is sharing the skill and pleasure with others. I can also personally attest to the therapeutic and healing nature of creating with hook and yarn.
This course is supported by the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) to assist with literacy and numeracy needs of students. You must attend 80% of the class. At the same time we hope you will learn other useful and interesting skills and have a lot of fun learning with us.