As we’re well into December by now, we can talk about the C word all we want! As is tradition by now, the final craftnight of the year will be a sugar-fuelled glitterfest where we try to finish Christmas gifts while raising our blood glucose levels. By the time your insulin sorts that mess out, the crochet class on Saturday 14th will let you return to the scene of the sugarcrime and see what you recall.
Sugar craftnight kicks off from about 6:30pm in TOG on Tuesday December 10th. All are welcome, and all sorts of tasty treats are welcome too! There’ll be hot chocolate to wash down the Christmas cookies, and I’ll have some spare felt and sparkles for anyone who’d rather build decorations than destroy their pancreas (of course you can do both). Coordination of baking will happen through the craft mailing list (anyone can join the list and get regular reminders of craftnights during the year). As with all craftnights, you can just pop down on the night. Our first craftnight of 2014 will be on January 7th.
There will be a crochet bauble workshop run on the afternoon of Saturday December 14th from 2:30pm till about 4:30pm. Participants don’t need any prior experience at crochet, and will still make a pretty netted bauble for the tree. The class will cost €7 including materials (or €2 for members for the materials). Sign-up form for the class after the break.
So you started to crochet, but never quite got further than a square that turned into a triangle? This is the class for you. We’ll look at some further techniques, such as crochet in the round starting with a magic circle and stitches for decreasing. During the class you’ll get a reminder of the basics, and then we’ll make a sphere, which combines increases with decreases and is a great starting point for making hats or amigurumi toys.
Now that it’s December, we can officially discuss Christmas in public! As always, there’s plenty of crafting to do for the season. On Saturday the 8th, Tríona will be running a crocheted baubles workshop and on Tuesday 11th will be the final craft night of the year (sadly, we won’t be meeting on the 25th, nobody’s available for some reason…).
The crochet workshop will run from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 8th of December. No prior crocheting experience is required, all levels will be welcome. During the workshop you will learn very basic crochet skills to create a beautiful net to go around a bauble to hang on the tree. The workshop will cost €2 for members and €7 for non-members. Spaces are limited, so sign up below if you can make it.
Last Christmas, our final Craft Night of the year was a sugar fuelled craft fest, and this year will be no different. Crafting will occur as usual on the night but we’ll be making biscuits and hot chocolate to help the panicked-Christmas-is-here-and-Ive-no-presents-ready frantic making. Feel free to bring some baked goodies of your own, it’s a busy night and we have lots of sugar loving crafters! The night will start earlier than normal at 6pm and will most likely run later than normal (later than 9pm anyway). To keep an eye on the plans for this special Craft Night and for details on future craft nights, you can sign up to the mailing list here.
Back by popular demand! Want to learn how to crochet?
There will be another wonderful beginners’ class run by Tríona on Saturday 28th of July from 2pm to about 4pm.
During the class you will learn the basics, how to hold the hook and yarn, how to do chain stitch, how to do double and treble stitches. By the end of the class you should be well on your way to starting your first granny square. Continue reading “Beginners’ Crochet Class”
There will be two beginners’ classes run during May, one from 7pm on Thursday 24th and the other on Saturday 26th from 2pm. Both classes will be identical and will run for two hours, so feel free to pick whichever date suits you better.
During the class you will learn the basics, how to hold the hook and yarn, how to do chain stitch, how to do double and treble stitches. By the end of the class you should be well on your way to starting your first granny square. Continue reading “Beginners’ Crochet Classes”