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Thursday 02/18/2016, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Turkish Crochet with Andrea Wong
Turkish bead crochet is not yet widespread in this country. It consists of a simple crochet technique resembling bead crochet, but the effects and possibilities are quite different. It only uses 2 crochet stitches, and they are the simplest ones: slip stitch and single crochet. The execution is easy and quick and it makes a great way to get rid of bead stashes (or start one!). The design itself is made by combining at least 2 different kinds of beads. Once you learn the principles of this method, it is very hard to stop making necklaces and bracelets, purse handles, and much more. The applications are endless!
Note: A basic knowledge of crochet is required.
One bobbin of micro C-lon thread in the color preferred (about 92 yards) or Pearl Cotton #8; size 11 seed beads (about 10gr). (A); size 3mm Buggle Beads About 10 gr (B); big eye needle; beading filament (Fireline 6Lb); clasp of choice
Optional: Materials fee $20 includes the supplies listed above.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Using beads A (size 11os seed bead) and bead B (3mm buggle), pre string beads on the micro C-Lon in the following manner: [A, A, A, B] for 52 inches.