Crochet Classes at Knit and Crochet Show

The class list has now been announced at the Knit and Crochet Show website. If you look on the list for the Summer Show, you’ll see a familiar name. 🙂 (The fall show listing can be found here).

That’s right, I’ll be teaching at the Summer Knit and Crochet Show in Minneapolis, MN. The show is from July 28-30 (with Professional Development Day on July 27th) at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. All the details for travel and such are located on the main page I linked above.

So, what are these classes I’m teaching? Well, let me tell you, I’m very excited about them. I did some poking around in Ravelry forums to see what people would want to learn, and designed classes around that.

Intro to Thread Crochet is just what it sounds like. If you’ve ever been daunted by crocheting in thread, don’t fear! I go over the tools needed (and tools that will make it easier), how you can still work in thread and not have to use tiny tiny hooks, and we’ll slowly step down from yarn to thread in the hands on portion of the class.

Design Your Own Filet Crochet is going to be a lot of fun. I love filet work and think it holds a ton of possibilities. It’s not just for thread work, either. We’ll discuss how to design and make projects in filet, and these can be done in anything from thread to worsted weight yarn (and above if you’re really adventurous).

Broomstick Lace Cloth is based off of my pattern by the same name. It’s a great intro to broomstick lace and when you’re done you have a pretty little cloth to give as a gift or keep for yourself. Last year this class was a lot of fun with everyone giggling and enjoying themselves. I’m looking forward to teaching this again.

Organizing Your Space is going to be a lecture based class where we discuss all different ways to organize your stash, patterns, tools, and your work space. I’m going to have a ton of resources available ranging from really snazzy ready made options to do-it-yourself options. What makes me capable of teaching this? Well, if y’all remember back a couple of months, I’m living in 225 square feet of space with no closets. Not only am I living in here, but I’m maintaining a full working studio space in here as well. My studio takes up half my room and I am very organized. I have to be or I wouldn’t have room for the rest of my space (which is my bedroom and pseudo-living room). So, I’m going to share what has and hasn’t worked for me (because what might not have worked for me, may work for you). I’ve been collecting tons of great ideas and links and such that will be in a super packet available in the class.

I’m really excited about these classes. I hope that they all “make” (which means I need to have at least 5 people to sign up for them so they don’t get canceled) so I can teach them all. Also, depending on how my classes go at the summer show will determine if I will be able to make it up for the Fall show (in Greensboro, NC).

The website says that more information on the classes will be available in March. I hope you’ll consider going to the conference. I’ve been two years in a row and it has been awesome every time. It’s so neat to be with people who are like minded and understand the need to have crochet with you at all times. And it’s just so much fun.