Lace beach bag
Sample is worked using 1 skein of Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton yarn and a 5.50 mm hook

Tote your sunscreen, shades, and favourite paperback in style with this easy, breezy broomstick lace beach bag! (Try saying that 10 times, fast!!!)

Made of satiny-soft and oh-so-shimmery pima cotton, you may be tempted to keep it by your side all summer long to show it off (and to stroke it!). And, in case you’re curious … Yes, you do use a broomstick—or reasonable facsimile thereof—to make it.

Never made broomstick lace? Not to worry. All you need is rudimentary crochet skills (chain, single crochet, slip stitch) and you’ll catch on in no time.

Please bring approximately 220 yards of the yarn of your choice, a small amount of yarn in a contrasting colour for the drawstring/strap, and a crochet hook 1-1.5 sizes larger than you’d normally use for your choice of yarn. I’ll bring the broomstick!,

Not interested in a beach bag? Use it for lunch. Or buy extra yarn and make a summer scarf instead. It’s up to you!

Registration:  Please call the Museum at 613.256.3754 or email by 17 June to register.

Questions? Lynda would be happy to help. Call her at 613.256.9381 or email her at

Saturday, 20 June 2015
 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Instructor:  Lynda Forgues

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”