Broomstick Lace Crochet at NYC American Folk Art Museum “Make It Thursday”
Broomstick Lace Crochet with Lisa Daehlin
Thursday, July 19th, 2012; 6:00-7:30pm
Broomstick Lace Crochet is an example of a technique making use of a tool designed for a common everyday household task but reinterpreting its use to create lovely fabric. That resulting fabric features larger than usual loops of yarn gathered into groups and embellished with several single (or other) crochet stitches. One particular distinction of this among most other crochet techniques, Broomstick Lace Crochet allows one to easily create ‘drape’ in the fabric, also showcasing and leaving visible long strands of the yarn. It is, therefore, an excellent stitch choice for supple blankets and flowing garments. Join us as we learn the basics of this lovely technique. PREREQ: know how to make a chain and single crochet stitch. MATERIALS: size G or H crochet hook, size 50 plastic knitting needle (or we’ll improvise with some other options), one ball of worsted weight yarn in a light color (better to see your stitches).
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. A continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union, she has the distinction of being the first teacher of knitting and crochet courses at this historic institution. She also teaches in the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Museum. A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, on the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines as well as featured in the Lace Style and Bag Style books published by Interweave Press and in the upcoming books The New Tunisian Crochet and Vogue Knitting Ultimate Hat Book.
LOCATION: American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street), New York, NY 10023-6214