Thursday, October 10, 2013

The first Crochet Workshop

The swatches of double crochet (sc US), half treble crochet (dc US), trebles and granny clusters that I prepared.
Complete concentration... Silence... And than a lot of giggles and chit chat between stitches practiced.
Beautiful hands at work...
Only crumbles left...
Crochet brings us all together. Crochet rocks!!!

Proud student, although something seem to have gone a bit wrong here. Twink! Her stitches are starting to look great though and this will be a great little souvenir to look back at the day she has made a flawless crochet creation. :D
A pile of inspiration for my students.
I love the look of the absolutely first crochet swatches. I wish I still had mine...
Thank you all. For your support and encouragement when little me are stepping out of my comfort zone to try my wings at something new... If I could I would have had you all there at the workshop today. You know that don't you?

It was excellent. It was fun. It was a challenge. My students were full of questions, curiosity and energy to conquer the art of crochet. They had never been crocheting before. They were beginner-beginners. We took it slow and managed to practice the foundation chain (some got it to tight while others got it to loose...), double crochet stitches (sc US), half trebles (dc US) and trebles. We turned our work and some missed stitches while others double stitched their stitches. The results varied in shapes and my girls did not want to stop. They are hooked and we agreed to meet up again soon to continue. They want to master the granny square. Of course. Who doesn't?

The most difficult part seem to be how to hold your hook and feed your yarn with an even tension to get things even and smooth. And to relax fingers, wrists and hands instead of cramping up and holding on to you work and hook like you would free fall from an airplane if you let go... AT one point we even did some breathing exercises to relax ourselves, which instantly brought our conversion to giving birth. Ha ha ha.

I enjoyed this so much and the joy of seeing these girls being determent to learn crochet is the greatest satisfaction of all. Spreading crochet love. That is a part of my mission I feel.

So with homework in hand together with their wobbly work and yarn and new shiny hooks, home they went, my students, through the terrible October rain storm. To practise the foundation chains and all the new stitches. Next week we will do it again. And they will have made great progress. I just know it. This is only the beginning of My Rose Valley Crochet Workshops.

Kärlek
Annette


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27 comments :

  1. Looks like everyone is having fun :)

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  2. I knew it would be good! I tried to teach 3 friends in the summer, just holding the hook and yarn is a skill, they couldn't believe how complex it is! Well done Sweetheart! :) x

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  3. Oh JOY that it went well! All of us toldya ;-)

    I'm off to a Christmas Crochet workshop on Saturday; two hooky friends who recently started doing workshop and will also be stocking yarn soon - looking forward.

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  4. Looks like a lot of fun! Annette, just wanted you to know I got your yarn and it is so soft and lovely. Cant wait to get started on the blanket I have planned! Sharon Kelley in Texas

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  5. Isn't it just the best feeling in the world? I teach crochet in sunny South Africa, and my new batch of students started about 3 months ago. Most of them have never even held a hook. I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to see them conquer basic stitches and move on to more complex patterns. What a pleasure! Enjoy your new venture, and I hope it brings you as much joy as it does me. Bxx

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  6. It looks like you had fun :-))))
    Greetings from Bern, mimi

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  7. Hi Annette I was thinking about you today and wondering how it all went - I knew that you would be fabulous and you were - well done! I really do wish I could have joined you for all the fun and for the yummy cakes - scrumptious. On to the next one Annette and the next.........a wonderful post, thank you so much
    Big hug to you
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. Oh! wow.... Congratulations. Must have been exciting am sure. I don't have my first attempt at crochet. But I'll remember to preserve what my daughter, all of 10 has created.

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  9. And I would have loved to be there. This looks like a lovely class and I am sure they will look back fondly on the time they spent with you learning to crochet.

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  10. I love the fact you got out of your comfortzone, look how happy you are afterwards! I just got out of mine by starting a blog myself, about my crochet projects and feeling good, being mindful. please drop by Some time and leave a trace! You can be proud of your day and your beautiful blog.
    Sandra

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  11. Oh, I so enjoyed seeing photos of your workshop. I'm glad it went so well, but then, I knew it would.

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  12. It looks like a really lovely spent time!!!
    Have a nice time, Jolana

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  13. You all look so happy hooking away in these pictures!!! I'm so glad that your workshops went so well for you Annette... :)

    Take Care.. :)

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  14. That looks fantastic and like lots of fun. Even though I am crocheting for a while now, I wish I could have been there. Love the location. Katrin

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  15. Congrats for this workshop, Annette!
    A great work! really!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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  16. I was startled to see your students so warmly clothed, when our temperature (Louisiana) is 83 today. One can only hope for autumn weather!

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  17. so nice to know that it went so well!!!!
    love, xxxxx Ale

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  18. Mysigt! Att pyssla och virka tillsammans med andra är det bästa! Heja heja!

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  19. OOh.. I really want to be there too !! It give you so much joy to share a passion, and specially a crochet passion.. Lovely that your workshop is working out so great. And now you've got finally lovely Crochet-Friends in your hometown...:-) Lots of love, Miriam

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  20. Now, that looks like fun Annette! The setting looks perfect and I bet the conversation was good too!... Hope to see more of their progress...

    Have a good weekend,
    Beata xoxo

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  21. Oh it looks like everyone is having lots of fun, I think I have my first bit of crochet around somewhere in a deep stash :) Looks like you had a great workshop!

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  22. i´d love to join you :-)
    so far i´m waving from hamburg, enjoying your workshop experiences!

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  23. Congratulations, so glad it all went so well.

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  24. I agree... crochet does rock!!
    What a perfect perfect way to hang out with friends!!!
    Have a great rest of your weekend!
    Tammy x

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  25. Well done on your first workshop...be proud!!! I think there is nothing more fulfilling than to teach someone new things as that's the only way to keep old traditions alive.
    I look forward to your next instalment.
    Best wishes from another crochet lover
    Heike :)

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  26. I'm so glad everything went so well for you! I bet it was hard work too, as well as fun.

    S x

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Kärlek
Annette

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