Connecting Shapes: An Exploration of Crocheting and Joining Motifs of All Sorts
With Edie Eckman
January 9, 10am-12pm CST
January 9, 2-4pm CST
January 10, 2-4pm CST
Turn your individual crocheted motifs into a cohesive fabric Explore the many and varied ways to connect crocheted units, from simple squares to multi-layered multi-sided motifs.
Whatever your crochet design style, from strict ‘granny-squarer’ to avant-garde motif-maker, at some point you need to connect your individual motifs into a cohesive fabric.
In this three-part workshop, discover how to plan an entire project ahead of time with minimal effort. You’ll pick up tips for making motifs look their best, with pointier corners and smooth color transitions. You’ll learn several joining methods, including decorative seaming techniques and join-as-you-go options.
Experiment with arranging different shapes and using filler motifs to enhance fabric stability.
At the end of the workshop, you’ll put your new-found knowledge into play to plan and design your own motif-based project.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Must have secure knowledge of the basic crochet stitches (ch, sc, hdc, dc, tr) and know how to read a crochet pattern. Understanding how to read a crochet chart is preferred.
__1 skein each of 3-4 coordinating colors in your favorite non-fuzzy yarn. It can be anything from fingering-weight to worsted-weight, but all the colors should be the same weight. Try to stay away from dark colors like black, navy, and dark brown. If you are going to be spending hours working on a project, use yarn and colors you love to work with!
__Crochet hook(s) in size(s) appropriate for your yarn. You may want to have several different hooks to try out over the course of the class.
__Pattern instructions or chart for the shapes you used for your homework swatches
__Crochet Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator