Interweave Yarn Fest 2018
 

Workshops by Susan Lowman

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04/12/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1059, Inter-meshing Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Learn the fascinating technique of Intermeshing Crochet (also known as Interlocking Crochet or Woven Crochet). Intermeshing produces a reversible fabric with two different-looking sides. During this class, you will learn to intertwine two different-colored layers of crochet mesh while making 3 different swatch designs. This technique can be used to create almost anything you can imagine. Come and let your imagination run wild!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz each of smooth worsted weight yarn (one light and one dark solid color), size I or J crochet hook, scissors.

Homework: None

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Susan Lowman
04/12/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1057, Beginning Bruges Lace - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Bruges Lace Crochet mimics the decorative lace made with bobbins in Bruges, Belgium. Bruges Lace Crochet is a fabulous technique and is easy to learn. In this beginning class, we’ll make several different styles of Bruges Lace, as well as curve the lace and join it to make circles, squares and triangles. Once you’ve learned the basics of Bruges Lace Crochet, you’ll be ready to tackle more complex Bruges Lace patterns. If you're not a "threadie," don't fret! Bruges Lace isn't just for thread crochet. It can be done with yarn as well. Come and learn to make basic Bruges Lace in crochet.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 1 ball (approx. 150 yards) white and approx. 20 yards of another color of size 10 cotton crochet thread, size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook, scissors. Note: Fingering, sport or DK weight cotton yarn (tightly twisted is best) and appropriate size crochet hook (to make firm stitches) can be used, if desired.

Homework: None

1057, Beginning Bruges Lace - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
04/13/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1056, Introduction to Irish Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Do you love the look of Irish Crochet but feel intimidated by it? Don’t be! In this introductory class, you’ll learn to make the basic Irish Crochet rose and leaf motifs. You’ll also learn to make a background for joining your Irish Crochet motifs together into a project. To finish it off, you’ll work a simple Irish Crochet edging around the edges of your assembled project. Irish Crochet is typically worked with cotton crochet thread, but if you’re not comfortable using crochet thread and steel crochet hooks, cotton yarn can be used instead. Come and learn this beautiful crochet technique!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 200 yards of white or light-colored size 10 cotton crochet thread, size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook, scissors. Note: Fingering, sport or DK weight cotton yarn (tightly twisted is best) and appropriate size crochet hook (to make firm stitches) can be used, if desired.

Homework: None

1056, Introduction to Irish Crochet - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman
04/13/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1058, Magical Mosaic Crochet - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Mosaic crochet may look intricate, but it’s not. Once you know the secrets and are able to make wonderful designs in Mosaic Crochet, your friends will ask how you did it! Several of the many Mosaic Crochet methods will be taught in this class. You’ll learn how to make horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines in Mosaic Crochet, enabling you to “draw” geometrics and all kinds of stunning designs with a crochet hook and yarn. Come and learn the secrets of this magic technique today!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz each of 2 contrasting colors of smooth worsted weight yarn, size H, I or J crochet hook, scissors.

Homework: None

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Susan Lowman
04/14/20189:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1061, Fantastic Filet Crochet - $220
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Filet Crochet is the art of making pictures in crochet using open and closed meshes. But that’s not all there is to Filet Crochet. We’ll start with the basics of Filet Crochet (open mesh, closed mesh, and lacets), then expand on the basics to learn increases, decreases, diagonal stitches and more. Learn to read a Filet Crochet chart and feel confident in tackling that gorgeous Filet Crochet project you’ve always wanted to make! The Filet Crochet technique isn’t just for crochet thread. It can be done with yarn, as well! So what are you waiting for? Come learn the fantastic Filet Crochet technique today!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 1 ball (200-400 yards) of size 10 crochet cotton (light color please), size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook, scissors, ruler (or magnetic board with strips). Note: Fingering, sport or DK weight cotton yarn (tightly twisted is best) and appropriate size crochet hook (to make firm stitches) can be used, if desired..

Homework: None

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Susan Lowman
04/15/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1060, Crochet Polish Stars - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Crochet

Polish Stars may look hard to make, but they’re really quite easy once you know the secret. No special skills are needed, just an eagerness to learn an amazing crochet technique! You’ll learn to work the basic stitch pattern in several different ways and correctly weave the chain loops to see the “stars” take shape before your very eyes! It’s almost magic and is sure to have you saying “Wow, I did it! This is awesome!”

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: 3 oz each of 2 contrasting colors of smooth worsted weight yarn, size H, I or J crochet hook, scissors.

Homework: None

1060, Crochet Polish Stars - $120 [More Info]
Susan Lowman