I’m very pleased to let you know I’ll be heading back to Farfield MIll for two workshops in 2022. Farfield Mill is a beautiful setting in the village of Sedburgh, close to Junction 37 of the M6 and serves particularly nice lunches!
ON 25th June I’m running an “Improvers” day, which will be suitable for anyone who has mastered the crochet basics or has attended one of my Learn to Crochet Workshops (here or at another venue). The focus for this workshop will be motifs, we’ll start with a granny square and then move on to other motifs and I’l teach you some easy ways to join your motifs together. WE’ll also take a close look at crochet charts and symbols as these can be especially helpful when learning to crochet motifs.
If you can already crochet a granny square, but need some advice on trying different motifs or how to turn your squares into projects this is the perfect dau for you. While the others get to grips with squares, I’ll show you how to make granny circles, triangles and hexagons!
I have a couple of lovely patterns to send you home with. The first is my lovely Floribunda Cowl, which first appeared in Issue 89 of Inside Crochet magazine (gorgeous photo taken by Leanne Dixon and used with permission of Inside Crochet). This uses just one 100g ball of 4 ply or sock yarn, so it’s not an expensive make. This pattern includes a crochet chart, so you’ll be able to practice the skills you’ve learnt in the workshop. You’ll also take home a copy of my Tiny Pops of Colour Cowl. This also featured in Inside Crochet (issue 125, with beautiful photos by Kirsten Mavric) and is available as a free download from Eden Cottage Yarns, who kindly supplied the yarn for the magazine sample. This motif features a circle inside a square and can be used to make scarves, blankets or the lovely cowl featured in Inside Crochet. It’s also the perfect way to use up all those tiny scraps of wool that accumulate when you knit or crochet!
This is a full day workshop and you can book directly with Farfield Mill – the online booking facility should be available this week.
Before that. I’ll be teaching a Learn to Crochet Day on 30th April. This is suitable for complete beginners or “improvers”. The main project of the day will be a simple flower wreath and during the day you’ll learn several different techniques for making flowers and practising basic stitches. If you attended my previous workshop at Farfield Mill, this would be a perfect “next step” if you still need a bit of confidence building – or be brave and book on my Motifs day – you’ll be able to keep up I promise!
I hope to see some of you at 2022 workshops – do let me know if you’re coming or if you have any questions.
Credits: I am eternally grateful to Inside Crochet Magazine for permission to use the photos from the magazine for these patterns and to Claire Montgomerie for her beautiful styling – all images are (c) Tailor Made Publishing and used here with kind permission of the editor.