Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crochet workshop preparations

All my material for the Crochet Workshop.

This is where we will sit, around this little round table.
Coffee and tea will be served in my collection of odd tea cups.
A basket of yarn to tickle even a non crocheter's eye...
Heart garland decorates the edge of the table.
Yarn, glorious yarn! One can never have to many balls of yarn lying around...
I want it to be cozy, comfortable, colorful, inspiring, fun, relaxed and natural. I want us to sip tea and coffee, eat cake, chit chat and laugh out loud together. Tomorrow I am holding my first crochet workshop at my friend Tamara's shop Spice Your Life.

Her shop is so pretty. The absolute perfect place for my crochet workshop. It is light with beautiful wooden floors, rag rugs and Scandinavian designs of homeware, clothing, jewellery and gifts... My Rose Valley Crochet Workshops fits right in here.

I have prepared baskets of yarn, tea cups, crochet stools, crochet pillows, Maybelle garlands and many other inspiring crochet things that we have spread out in the shop. Nelly's chair that just had a make over, has a fabulous place by the little round table which I decorated with a heart garland.

I think we will be 5 or 6 in the class. I baked my special apple and cinnamon sponge cake to serve. I have prepared with hooks size 4 mm and acrylic DK weight yarn as I think this is good materials for a beginner. Because acrylic is more flexible than cotton. I have also brought some cotton mix and wool mix yarn for the one who wants to try something different.

I have made swatches of different stitches and I am printing some basic instructions for everyone to bring home together with their hook and yarn they are choosing to work with during the class. To encourage them to continue their good work at home after class.

I haven't really structured any step by step instructions for the class... I think I will just wing it and see where it takes us. No pressure. Just fun. Learn, discover, experiment, enjoy and get hooked on crochet with me tomorrow. I wish you all could be there to join me. Maybe some other time here in Cyber world - who knows where technology might takes us one day?

Am I nervous. Oh yes! I would be lying if I said no. But I am also extremely excited. I have wanted to do this for a long time and finally I am doing it. I've already taught colleagues and friends to crochet before, this is no different. I hope to get regulars and turn my workshops into Crochet Dates eventually. That would be fabulous, don't you think?

Kärlek
Annette

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30 comments :

  1. Wonderful place... My dream:) Good luck :) Warm greetings

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  2. Don't be nervous, it will be a faboluse workshop. I wish I could be there!

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  3. That sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! If I lived by you I'd want to come. Everything looks beautiful and sounds perfect. Best of luck! Try to take some pictures.

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  4. Good luck Annette, sure you can do this, you don't need to be nervous. Two years ago I started giving crochet workshops at our home. Since April last we have our own workshop space. Last week I was nervous for the first 'workshop for mother & child'; seven mothers and eight children! Our eldest daughter helped me, she is 10 years. If you like you can have a look at the photos on my blog http://lavendelenpapaver.nl
    Good luck & have fun!
    Nathaly

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  5. I hope your workshops go well. What a wonderful venue.
    S xx

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  6. Have fun! Why, oh why am I so far away!
    Everything looks great!

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  7. Hi Annette I do wish I was coming to your lovely class, I know it will be fabulous, can't wait to see the photographs. You will be wonderful Annette, relax and enjoy. Great post Annette thank you
    Big hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxx

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  8. Good luck, I am sure everything will turn out fine. Wish I could come to.

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  9. Annette, it is so much lovely place. I am sure, it will be very nice workshop :)
    Good luck!
    Jolana

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  10. i would love to be there, too!!!!
    I wish you all the best Annette and a lot of creative fun!!!
    love, xxxxx Ale

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  11. this is what heaven must look like :) looks like such fun!

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  12. Wow, your venue looks amazing, would that I could be attending :) Best of luck, I am sure you will be just so successful!

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  13. Such a feast for the eyes!!!
    xo Kris

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  14. Good luck on your first workshop. I think you'll make a lovely teacher, especially after you helped me with my Maybelle joining and that was by email and you explained everything so well.
    Take care
    Sally xxx

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  15. If I could I would LOVE to be part of your crochet class, don't be nervous, you'll be FAB! :) x

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  16. Jag vill också vara med .Du gör så fina saker man vill ju göra allt man ser.Ha en jättetrevlig virkträff!!

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  17. What a wonderfully inviting space. I'd love to come to your workshop, I'm sure it will go wonderfully well and be a fabulous success!

    S x

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  18. Hallo Annete

    das hast Du alles soooo schön vorbereitet...es wird sicher toll.
    Drück Dir die Daumen und wünsche Dir einen wunderschönen Tag in der schönen Schweiz.
    Susanne aus Konstanz

    Keep calm and carry on crochet

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  19. That's IT, I am coming to Swiss!! ;-) (I am actually going to Bodensee over Christmas... are you near there??)

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  20. It looks an incredible space! The photographs make me just want to get on in there! I wish you all the very best.....I'm sure it'll come together beautifully, and will be the hooky, tea sipping, cake nibbling delight that you'd hoped xXx

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  21. You have set the stage perfectly for a fun workshop! I taught my first crochet workshop just this past Monday evening - we had a lot of fun! I'd be happy to share some tips and info if you need any support, I know full well the combination of nerves and excitement you must be feeling! Chrissie x PS chrissiecrafts@outlook.com or www.chrissiecrafts.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. WOW - it all sounds and looks simply dreamy!!! I think your workshops will be a hugs success...

    Best of luck... :)

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  23. Annette...if I could teleport quickly to Switzerland, I would! Enjoy your workshop, I'm sure it will be great! In such a setting, with those beautiful teacups, there's no other way.

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  24. Good luck Annette, your love and enthusiasm will shine through and you will be brilliant.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  25. Have fun, Annette.
    You've prepared all so well.
    I wish, I could be there, but no, I live in Holland.
    (And allready a crocheteer).
    Again, have fun tomorrow.

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  26. Annette your crochet workshop is amazing!! I love it all my heart and also love Your work! You are very, very talented girl :) lots of kisses and hugs for You from Poland :) good luck and all the best for You, I wish to be there with your students ;) maybe some day who knows :)

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  28. A beautiful space and gorgeous crochet ... Wish I was closer! X

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Kärlek
Annette

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