I have been teaching crochet locally for over 10 years but this year was my first time teaching at the conference – I loved it!
A big THANK YOU goes out to these companies who donated supplies that were great prizes and giveaways in all 4 classes:
http://www.creativeyarnsource.com – Sinfonia yarn in lovely colors
http://www.universalyarn.com – Nazli Gelin 100% Egyptian cotton crochet thread
http://www.firemountaingems.com – Beads and jewelry supplies
http://www.clover-usa.com – Wonderful Clover crochet hooks and high quality measuring tapes; Clover was very generous and sent enough for every person in all 4 of my classes (almost 100 students)!
Bunches of Textured Stitches – without using Post Stitches
In many of my crochet classes my students struggle with getting the hang of post stitches (working around the stem of a stitch and not into the top) and many textured stitches use them. So, I wanted to create a class that would help crocheters stitch textured stitches without needing to figure out how the Post Stitches work. The result is this class full of a variety of simple to challenging stitches that can be used in all sorts of projects.
Jewelry Techniques for Crocheters
I love to crochet jewelry but realize that this type of project combines crochet with another craft – jewelry making. By knowing some basics about jewelry findings and how to use them you can finish your crocheted jewelry pieces and finally wear them!
Intro to Celtic Knot Crochet and Celtic Knot Crochet II
It was great to teach everyone my Celtic Knot crochet technique. All of the participants worked hard on their projects and made some beautiful things.
I enjoyed meeting all of the crocheters who took my classes and seeing them make their projects. I appreciated their enthusiasm and excitement to learn new things. Below are some of them showing off their creations.