DELICATE CROCHET Book-signings

Delicate Crochet has been published! Come see all 23 of the luscious projects—maybe even model a few—and get your signed copy.

December 9, 2018, 1:30-3 p.m.: Luv2Knit&More, 610 Old York Road, Suite 121, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Phone 267-886-2000. More info, click here.

December 6, 2018, 6-7 p.m.: Lion Brand Yarn Studio, 34 W 15th St, New York, New York 10011. 212-243-9070. Free reservations, click here.

December 4, 2018, 7-8 p.m.: West Chester Public Library, 415 N. Church St., West Chester, PA 19380. 610-696-1721. More information, click here.


CLASSES

I love to teach! Whether it's a private lesson or a class at a major venue, I'm passionate about the craft of crochet, and about helping others experience this joy. My classes are known as the place where expert technique meets fashionable design in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If you, your small group, or your yarn shop would like a class, please contact me. Topics can be anything from crochet techniques, to project-based classes, to “crochet clinics” where I help you figure out where you went wrong with a project. Let me know what your needs are, and we can discuss the details.


ONLINE CLASS

LEARN TO CROCHET RIPPLES! (VIDEO CLASS)


Catch the wave! Ripples and chevrons are fun and versatile. In this online class you'll learn how ripples are structured, will master the basic skills you need to crochet ripples, and will expand your repertoire to include colorwork and several different techniques for a variety of looks. Five original projects are included.

 

INTRODUCTION TO TUNISIAN CROCHET

Tunisian crochet doesn't have to be dense! It can be used to create lace, colorwork (including Fair Isle, intarsia, and entrelac), textures that look knit or woven, and unique designs only possible with this technique. This comprehensive class covers all basic Tunisian stitches (Tunisian simple stitch, knit, purl, and full), how to read symbol charts, and understanding Tunisian crochet patterns. Students will leave with an understanding of the anatomy of Tunisian stitches, and will be able to take on a wide variety of projects successfully.


MoRE TEChniques in Tunisian Crochet

Once you’re familiar with Tunisian crochet basics, you’re ready to explore the myriad fabrics you can make with this technique! The class includes a brief review, then we move on to honeycomb stitch, full stitch, frosted stitch, clusters, X-stitch, lacy stitches, and colorwork. By the end of class, students will be fluent with a variety of stitch patterns, and will understand intermediate-level written patterns and charts. Students will receive extensive handouts they can refer to later.


BEADED CROCHET

Jazz up your crocheted projects with beads! There are several ways to use these embellishments, and this class teaches you the ins and outs of the various technique. We’ll go over how to string beads using a big-eye beading needle, how to work with pre-strung beads, and how to “apply” beads to your work without pre-stringing them. The class includes a pattern for a beaded wrap.


 TAPESTRY CROCHET

The tapestry crochet stitch is worked in the round with one or more yarns carried. This technique creates pieces that look woven. They can be simple geometrics or elaborate pictures. In this class you’ll learn how to carry threads successfully without floats and how to read a tapestry crochet graph. The class project is a geometric-design basket using three colors.


CROCHET PATTERNS DEMYSTIFIED!

Ever been confused by the abbreviations, symbols, repeats, brackets, parentheses, asterisks, sizing, ease, gauge, and other codes in crochet patterns? At sea when it comes to understanding symbol charts? This class is ideal for anyone who wants to improve pattern-reading skills and reduce frustration. We’ll go over all of the terms and shorthand you could find in a pattern, and I’ll show you some tips and tricks for translating all of that into understandable English! Common pitfalls and how to avoid them are also on the agenda. By the end of class, you’ll be able to comprehend and execute any decently written pattern, and will understand how to read symbol diagrams.