|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...|
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?