Yarndale 2016

Date: 23rd September 2016 | Category: News

The Inside Crochet team and Claire Montgomerie will be at Yarndale this weekend (24-25 September) with all the latest from Inside Crochet, plus a special workshop by textiles designer and stylist Claire Montgomerie!

The Inside Crochet team will be at stand 148, so come along and say hello, get up-close and personal with some of our samples, browse the latest issues or take advantage of some special subscription deals.

Designer and stylist Claire Montgomerie will be hosting two special workshops at just £20 (payable at the Inside Crochet stand 148) and look a what's included in the workshop...

  • Tapestry/Tunisian Pattern and worksheets
  • 2 Balls of Paintbox Yarns cotton DK and a free crochet pattern
  • 4mm Crochet hook/Tunisian Crochet hook
  • Darning needles in a storage case
  • Hook Gauge
  • 30 Pretty Lockable Stitch markers
  • 'Made by Me' labels
  • Pretty Fabric swatches
  • 10 wooden bird buttons
  • A back issue of Inside Crochet magazine

Tunisian Crochet Saturday 1.30pm - 3pm:
Tunisian crochet has had a long history under a variety of different names. Also known as Afghan stitch, Tunisian crochet is now regaining popularity after several decades of dormancy. It is considered by many to be a combination of knitting and crochet that produces a woven or knitted look. Tunisian crochet was originally devised as technique that would produce a thicker, denser fabric than regular crochet, and it is easy for it to become stiff and rigid if worked too tightly, which has traditionally put crocheters off using the technique.
However, while Tunisian crochet can be used to create heavy blankets, it is now also being used to create light and lovely garments and accessories, thanks to the wide variety of hooks and yarns now available.
This workshop takes you through the basics of Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch, making swatches to practice the stitches, then progressing onto beginning a simple tech cosy project.
This workshop is for proficient to advanced crocheters who wish to try extend their repertoire.


Tapestry Crochet Saturday 3.30pm - 5pm:
An introduction to the Tapestry Crochet colourwork technique, the form of crochet colourwork that most resembles a knitted Fair Isle, which allows you to work more than one colour across the a row at once to create patterning. The practice differs from knitted Fair Isle in that it doesn’t have any floats along the back of the work. When not in use, the other threads are simply held inside the fabric.
Most often worked in double crochet, this class will cover the basics of creating a simple geometric pattern in double crochet using DK weight cotton yarn.
You can simply work samples of the stitch to practice the technique, or work to create a modern storage pot or basket in striking geometrics.
You must be able to at least work the double crochet stitch to attend this class.Many thanks

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