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‘Crochet’ a Bowl or Rug with @Big Sky Textiles
February 3 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm£18
Come and spend a relaxing couple of hours making a circular rug or bowl using a crochet hook!. Not quite crochet, not quite weaving, but a great way to create with yarn and textiles. It doesn’t matter if you can’t crochet, Caroline will teach you what you need to know for these projects. Choose whatever material you like – from recycled fabrics, to wool roving and chunky rug yarns – and choose how big you want to make it – from mug rug to large floor rug, from trinket bowl to a yarn bowl (ready to hold your knitting and crochet projects). Caroline will also bring some examples of her work to inspire your own creativity and give you ideas for future projects.
Caroline will bring lots of materials and you just pay for what you use on the day. As a guide, recycled fabric will cost just a couple of pounds, while wool roving for a larger rug could cost £15 or more – the technique is the same regardless of material so just choose whatever you fancy and is within your budget. If you have materials at home already that you think will be suitable and would like to bring, please feel free to. You will also need a crochet hook – again, you are welcome to borrow one to use at the workshop or do bring your own if you prefer (any medium sort of size hook is fine, an exact size is not important).
About The Tutor: Caroline is a local spinner and hand weaver, who uses traditional and modern spinning and weaving techniques to create unique yarns and textiles for everyday use. A firm believer in the power of creative craft for well being, Caroline teaches students how to weave in ways that encourage relaxation and self-expression.
What do our customers say about our workshops?
What was the best thing about the workshop?
I am not very artistic , so it caters for all levels, and still the end product looks good. (Fused Glass, February 2018)
Really helpful teaching and nice small group. Loved it! (Claire, Beginners Machine Sewing January 2018)
Very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere, learning new techniques. (Jan, Weave Pattern and Texture on a Peg Loom, January 2018)
Making something I’m proud of, learning new skills, and the social side. Cheese scone recommended! (Jan, January 2018, Beginners Patchwork)
A good way to spend time with friends; the finished product; swishing around with my new skirt; learning how to use my sewing machine. (Mar, Darcy, Lizzie, and Isabella. January 2018, Children’s private group sewing)
Lovely relaxing thing to do in the build up to Christmas. (Claire, Fused Glass, December 2017)
Very relaxing and enjoyable, will definitely do more at home. (Sharon, Needle Felting, December 2017)