This week we have been making crochet myboshi beanies
Well we are getting to that stage of waking up again its nearly Spring! We’ve lots to create in the next few weeks to brighten ourselves and our homes after the long freezing winter.
Everyone that came had either no idea or just limited knowledge of crocheting, so we started with a step by step guide, with the aid of our trusty camera projecting onto a screen showing the process as I demonstrated. This approach seemed to work really well, and taking our time they learned a few basic stitches to get them started with crocheting. A bit of practice later and it was time to start the real thing. Tea and cake came out then, we needed it!
In the MyBoshi books there is a great guide to help you with the stitches, but most of the ladies were fearful as they had no understanding of a crochet pattern, so we showed them how to read the abbreviations as we began to make the beanies, it all becomes clear when you have a hands on approach and follow it logically.
Some picked it up more quickly than others, we used the stitches learnt, and with patience guided them through the process. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and they all made a good start on their beanies. We were delighted to get a picture of a finished beanie a couple of days later, well done to all the ladies we hope they enjoyed it, we did. So come back soon! Next workshop on 2nd March! Click here for booking.
So what’s happening over the next few weeks..
March is pretty busy with Easter craft workshops, both at Bridge Street and at Lubcloud Farm, these will be great fun so book soon. There is also stuff for the kids at a drop in workshop we are doing for Loughborough Sock Gallery, ‘Lets make bugs’ for the younger ones and ‘funky crochet’ for the teens. There is also the Cozy Crochet club, alternate Mondays, and Sewing BEE on alternate Thursdays. Dressmaking is the thing for Spring.
We also help people with their own special projects, like making curtains, or dressmaking.
So there is lots to do and we would love to hear from you if you need any help or would like to join in any of our groups and workshops.