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I am Ellen Deckers and I live in Holland.
Ellen is a freestyle crocheter who adds color to the world with crochetart. Bags, shawls, pillowcases and so on. You only need to know 3 basic stitches and you can make these eye catchers!
Join us for a two part 5 Hour workshop to learn the techniques needed to create your own unique ByPollevie beauty! In this workshop we will be specifically learning the bag/basket cover. Classes are Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21, 11am-1:30pm EST
Crochethooks 3, 5, 8 mm
Yarn in different colors.
Dk and chunky.
Dk I use double so it is more sturdy.
A bag or basket to crochet around.
Shaina is an encouraging instructor who wants her students to feel empowered, whether they are picking up needles for the first time or are advanced-level knitters and crocheters. Shaina has worked and taught in numerous yarn shops in New Jersey, teaches in private and group settings, designs knitting patterns for magazines, yarn companies, and her own collection, and has picked up A LOT of dropped stitches throughout the years. In a class with Shaina, you can expect a patient instructor, inspiring projects, simplification of tricky techniques, and, of course, lots of happy knitting! Visit www.ShainaBilow.com to learn more about Shaina and follow her @Shaina.Bilow on Instagram
March 19th 6-8pm EST
Entrelac is a knitting technique that gives the appearance of interwoven strips of knitting. Learn this interesting technique which includes increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches on the RS and WS, and (if you are keen to learn) knitting backwards!
Prerequisites: Cast on, knit, purl, and some basic knowledge of decreasing and increasing.
Materials: Self-striping worsted weight yarn with size 7 or 8 needles. Alternately, use leftover odds-and-ends of worsted weight as stripes.
March 20th 2:30-4:30pm EST
Start to Finish: Magic of Mattress Stitch
Learn how to get a professionally finished look on your knits during this workshop. We will cover the three different types of seams you’ll encounter when you put together your pieces, plus you’ll get tons of extra tips like how to weave in tails so they don’t come loose or peek through the front of your work.
Homework: US 8 (5mm) knitting needle, worsted weight yarn.
Swatches 1 and 2: Cast on 28 stitches
Row 1 (RS): knit 28
Row 2 (WS): purl 14, knit 14.
Repeat these last 2 rows for 6” and bind off.
If you have time and would like to save examples of the seams you’ve worked rather than pulling them out to practice other seams, make an additional 2 swatches in this same way.
Swatch 3: Cast on 28 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
Row 3: bind off 3 stitches, knit to the end of the row.
Row 4: purl.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 4 sts remain, bind off.
Materials: scissors, large eye bent-tip tapestry needle (such a Chibi by Clover), scrap yarn in worsted weight in a contrasting color
2classes for $5 off 2 classes
3classes for $10 off 3 classes
4classes for $30 off 4 classes