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Sunday, June 18, 2017

CTC at the Hennepin County Fair

Once again, CTC could be found at the Hennepin County Fair.  Julie, Carla, Alana, Joy and Judith were outside the Creative Activities tent to demonstrate finger crochet.
There were not a lot of visitors this year, but it was a nice day to crochet in the open air.  Any reason for a meet-up is a good one.  Inside the tent were some beautiful crocheted items and several CTC ribbon winners.






Joy's Ribbons


Julie's Ribbons


Carla's Ribbons

Saturday, June 17, 2017

4th Saturday meetup: June 24th, Bruegger's


This month's meetup
Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 AM to Noon
Bruegger's Southtown (Bloomington, 494 & Penn).

If you're new to the group, meetups are held at rotating locations around the metro where we can grab a cup of coffee and sit and crochet and chat. It's all very informal - but lots of fun! You can drop in any time and stay as long as you're able.

There's no charge to attend a meetup so it's a great way to meet us and ask questions about the group, particularly if you're new to crochet. We'd love to meet you!

We hope you can join us!

Monday, May 29, 2017

June 10 Meeting Preview: Irish Lace


You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the texture and artistry of Irish Lace Crochet.  The intricate motifs on a mesh background create an illusion of flowers caught in a spider’s web. This form of crochet was originally developed in mid-nineteenth century Ireland as a method of imitating expensive Venetian point laces.  Charity groups sought to revive the economy by teaching crochet lace techniques to anyone willing to learn.

While traditional Irish Lace is made with a very fine steel crochet hook and fine crochet cotton or linen thread, this style can be seen in a modern take with Modern Irish Freeform Crochet using fingering or sock-weight yarns.


The meeting will be held Saturday, June 10th, at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Open Crochet
  • 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Announcements and Show and Tell
  • 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM - Education Session
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Open Crochet
To get the most out of this meeting, please bring a cotton crochet thread or lightweight yarn and corresponding size hook.
If you're new to Crochet Twin Cities, you can join us by downloading our  membership form and bringing the amount shown on the form to the meeting, or you can pay the non-member fee of $5 for attending one meeting. New members/visitors are encouraged to arrive between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

4th Saturday meetup: May 27th Barnes & Noble

Our next meet-up is May 27th at the Barnes and Noble at HarMar Mall in Roseville.

The meetup will be from 9 AM (when the store opens) until  noon - the cafe is in the center of the store and we'll be the crowd with the crochet hooks.

Meetups are our informal gathering each month - open to all crocheters with no fee for attending - with a special welcome extended to new crocheters. Bring a project to work on - or not, if you just want to chat or ask questions - and come when you can and stay as long as you're able.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 24, 2017

May 13 Meeting Preview: Preparing for Fairs


Our Fair-entry experts will give us some information and helpful hints on how to prepare and enter your crochet projects in the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Fairs.


The meeting will be held Saturday, May 13th, at the Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
  • 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Open Crochet
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Announcements and Show and Tell
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Education Session
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Open Crochet
To get the most out of this meeting please bring enthusiasm and encouragement.  Whether you are thinking of entering yourself or not, it's fun to support each other and the guild.

If you're new to Crochet Twin Cities, you can join us by downloading our  membership form and bringing the amount shown on the form to the meeting, or you can pay the non-member fee of $5 for attending one meeting. New members/visitors are encouraged to arrive between 10:30 and 11 a.m.