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Friday 04/28/2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 04/28/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Starting at the Center: Techniques for Working Lace in the Round with Andrea Jurgrau
This class will cover at least 3 different techniques to start at the center of a piece and then work lace in the round. We will master the cast-ons and then move on to tricks for working lace in the round, reading lace charts, and working with both double-point and circular needles. We will conclude with working a decorative crochet bind-off and blocking techniques. The workshop is hands-on, with participants working on techniques and knitting a small doily if they choose. There will be a selection of doily patterns provided. Placing beads will be demonstrated and participants can choose to try that technique themselves. Beads will be provided. The conclusion with be a demonstration of blocking one of the pieces we work on.
A selection of double-point needles; assorted smooth solid color yarn (25 yards or more); 12-16 inch circular needles (optional); crochet hooks. Any size is acceptable. One option is #10 crochet cotton and US 2 knitting needles and a US 0 crochet hook. If you would like to learn how to add beads, bring a 0.75 (US 14) steel crochet hook and some 8/0 seed beads.
Knitting and Crochet Basics
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.