Meet me in Lansing this weekend

This weekend (Feb 20-22) is my last book tour stop and I'm going out with a BANG! I'll be at Threadbear Fiber Arts Studio in Lansing all weekend long. I'll be teaching and showing off projects left and right. If you are in the area, please stop by I'd love to meet you. I am really excited to come to Rob and Matt's shop. I have heard a number of great things about it. I can't wait to check out their yarn and stock. These book tour stops have been really cool checking out stores all across the country and I am just thrilled to see how the Midwest differs from the all the other regions I have been.

Here's the list of classes. You can contact Threadbear for more info on cost and such.

Julie Cuff and Heather Earrings
Friday, February 20th, from 6 to 9pm
In this class, we will learn how to make some fun jewelry from Robyn Chachula's new book, Blueprint Crochet. All you need is a ball of yarn and crochet hook plus some basic knowledge of crocheting granny squares. We will be discussing the secrets behind symbol crochet diagrams, working with thread and wire, and tips for customizing the jewelry for your own taste. We will also discuss working with beads and jewelry supplies. PERFECT for knitters looking to add a little crochet to their toolbox!

Beyond the Afghan Saturday, February 21st, from 10am to 1pm
We will learn how to transform granny squares into amazing lace for sweaters and fun motifs for unique jewelry! Along the way we will learn to read crochet symbols, practice different fun lacy motifs and modular pieces, learn how to read layout diagrams, how to play with blocks to get your own customized sweaters, and learn how to join squares in a variety of ways using only crocheting. That's right, no sewing required! Lastly we'll talk about finishing techniques to transform your projects from ho-hum to wow-wow.

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Baby Sweater Saturday,February 21st, from 2 to 5pm
In the class, we learn how to become our own crochet designer. Focusing on design techniques and tricks, we use a baby garment as an example (because they're smaller and quickly accomplished, even if you don't have a baby in mind for gifting). We talk about what yarns are good to use, what styles are easy to wear, and what stitches are best for kids. We will learn how to plan out a garment from stitch count to row count. Baby sweaters are a great stepping stone into garments since they do not require much shaping. By the end of the class, everyone will have their own design planned out for their unique baby sweater. This is a great class for any advanced beginner crocheter that is ready to take that next step into garment projects or for any aspiring designers that are looking for some tips.

Crochet Like a Pro Sunday, February 22nd, from 10am to 1pm
In the class, we learn designer tips and tricks to make your crochet projects look sensational! We discuss the joys of blocking, the ways around frogging some of the worst mistakes (like how to move a button hole, and how to cut your crochet), and finishing techniques that will make your garment look store bought. We will also try out different techniques to crochet colorwork and crochet with beads. The perfect skill builder for those who know the basics of crochet stitches, you won't want to miss this great class!


My Little Corner said...

Oh that would be so great to go to.
Do you ever go international? Could you come to Canada?

crochetcollection said...

I wish I could justify coming to Lansing again, Rob and Matt's shop is really amazing. Full of everything! You'll have a blast, I'm sure!