Hooking up the Hudson – Tunisian Crochet in Beacon
Unveiling the Anatomy of the Stitch
Howland Public Library, Beacon, NY
Tunisian Crochet: Exploring a Hybrid Technique
with Lisa Daehlin
Saturday, April 20, 2013; 1:00-3:00pm
The technique of Tunisian Crochet is a Hybrid of Crochet & Knitting, resulting in a fabric with a woven quality. Learn how to make the basic Tunisian Crochet stitches (simple/knit/purl), and expand those skills to incorporate the use of two colors and to create a variation in lace. No preparatory work is required for this workshop, however, you are most welcome to bring a small piece of knitting or crochet (a rectangular swatch approx 5” wide would be a nice size) onto which you could build some additional stitches using the Tunisian Crochet technique. This optional idea of bringing in a pre-made swatch gives an added dimension of incorporating this technique into stitch-work with which you are already familiar. We will also make swatches starting “from scratch” so no worries if you don’t have time/occasion to do any work beforehand.
Materials: crochet hook (size h, i or j) (this can be a Tunisian/afghan hook, but a regular hook without ergonomic or other thick handle would be fine too), 2 small balls of dk or worsted weight yarn (different colors).
Prerequisite: Know how to make a chain and a single crochet.
Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She teaches in venues including the Studio Arts Workshop at Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. A continuing education faculty member at The Cooper Union for seven years, she has the honor of having been the first teacher of knitting and crochet courses at this historic institution. 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, gracing the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit.1, Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines as well as featured in Lace Style, Bag Style and The New Tunisian Crochet books published by Interweave Press, and Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Hat Book and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps by Sixth and Spring Books. http://www.delisa.us/ & https://lisadaehlin.wordpress.com/
LOCATION: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY – http://beaconlibrary.org/
INFO and to RSVP for this FREE workshop: 845-831-1134