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Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 12th Meeting Preview – Tatyana's Stitch and Griddle Stitch


For this month's education session, we will be offering two educational options!  Maxine and Judith will join forces to teach these stitches.  We'll have the option of learning Tatyana's stitch or the griddle stitch.

Tatyana is an amazing crocheter and winner of the first rosette sponsored by CTC at the MN State Fair in 2016.  She developed her own stitch to create some lovely garments.

If you're interested in learning a more familiar, and less complicated stitch, the griddle stitch is the perfect option for you!

The meeting will be held Saturday, August 12th, 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:
  • Light colored worsted weight yarn
  • Appropriate crochet 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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

4th Saturday meetup: July 22nd, Barnes & Noble

Our next meet-up is July 22nd 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!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity - this Thursday & Friday, July 6 & 7

The Textile Center needs volunteers to help with the preparation of art kits for the Youth Fiber Art Guild, which introduces kids fiber art to children and youth in after-school time and other community outreach programs. 

Activities include
cutting paper and fabric, winding yarn, measuring, sorting, and packaging kits.   

Dates: 
Thursday, July 6 from 9:30-12:30 
Friday, July 7 from 1-4pm

Volunteers may help with one shift or both. Please feel free to bring a friend! 
For more information or to RSVP please contact Scarlett Larson, Youth Education Coordinator, slarson@textilecentermn.org, 612-436-0464



Monday, June 26, 2017

July 8 Meeting Preview: Amagurumi

This month's education will be a workshop on Amigurumi.

You have seen examples of this from some of our group during show and tell. Maybe you looked and thought, "No, that's too hard! It takes too long." Well, come and learn what it is all about and give it a try - you'll get "hooked" to be sure.

Gloria will be sharing a bit of information on the term Amigurumi and showing some examples of her work.  We will be creating a crocheted crochet hook. Yes, you read that right! This character is Gloria's own design.

The meeting will be held Saturday, July 8th, 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:
  • Worsted weight yarn,
  • E/3.5mm hook
  • Contrast yarn or stitch markers
Gloria will bring a big bag of stuffing (enough for everyone to use). 

If you've never done a magic circle before, go to this YouTube link and practice a little at home: Magic circle how-to 

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, 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