Crochet Summer Workshops Lynda Forgues at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian Entrelac Crochet

Saturday, 4 July 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$30.00
Instructor:  Lynda Forgues
 
Know how to crochet the Tunisian Simple Stitch? Want to put it to good use? Then, why not learn the secrets of Tunisian Entrelac? Just like its knitted cousin, this entrelac technique is made of squares constructed tip to tip. That means very few yarn tails to weave in! (Yea!!!) Fill in the “triangles” around the edge to make it smooth or leave its natural zig-zag as is—your choice. Add a border. Or not. We’ll cover it all in the workshop!

Basic Tunisian Crochet skills required.

Please bring two or three colours of contrasting yarn—light colours are easiest to learn with—and appropriate-sized hook to class. (A Tunisian crochet hook is not required as there will be very few stitches to work at a time.)

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Tunisian Crochet 101                

Saturday, 29 August 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$45.00
Instructor:  Lynda Forgues

Kinda like knitting with a very long crochet hook. Kinda. Tunisian Crochet (aka Afghan Crochet) is often described as a hybrid of knitting and crochet. But however you choose to describe it, it sure is fun! And relaxing. And unique.

Learn the basics of this unusual and increasingly popular technique as well as a few tips and tricks and you’ll be sure to mystify and delight the uninitiated with the beautifully distinctive results. (No doubt, you’ll enjoy them too!)

No previous crochet or knitting experience required although basic crochet would be advantageous.

All materials included in the cost.

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Basic Crochet              

Saturday, 11 & 18 July 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$55.00
Instructor:  Lynda Forgues

A two-week course designed for the beginner with no previous crochet experience or as a refresher for those whose hooks are a bit “rusty”. Learn all the basic stitches plus how to read a yarn label and choose an appropriate hook and yarn. Also covered will be how to start, finish, wash, and block your work. Several handouts and tips & tricks will be sprinkled throughout the journey.

No previous crochet experience required.

All materials included in the cost.

Building on the Basics                

Saturday, 25 July & 1 August 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$50.00
Instructor:  Lynda Forgues

In these two sessions, learn to follow written instructions and diagrams (read a pattern), change colours, and crochet some stitch combinations and variations. Perhaps add a border or two.

Basic crochet skills required.

Please bring a light-coloured yarn and appropriate-sized hook to class.
Building Higher

Saturday, 8 & 15 August 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$50.00
Instructor:  Lynda Forgues

More stitches, more handouts, more edgings, more complicated patterns to read. Learn to crochet in the round (think hats, baskets, tablecloths, doilies, motifs, and medallions) and join motifs.
Instructor Bio ~ Lynda Forgues, also known as “The Snowflake Lady”, has been crocheting for more decades than she’d care to admit to—ever since, as a teenager, her mother passed on the skills learned in a crochet class at night school. From that point on Lynda was, as you might say, “hooked”.

For information on any of these workshops, please contact Lynda at 613.256.9381 or at lynda.forgues@gmail.com

To register for any of these workshops, please contact the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum at 613-256-3754 or info@mvtm.ca.