Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tunisian Crochet: November 12 Meeting Preview

Maybe you've never tried Tunisian before because those long hooks look a bit dangerous - or maybe the last time you tried it, it was called it afghan crochet because the only patterns available made a stiff and sturdy fabric that was great for nice warm afghans but nothing else- or maybe you're like the presenters this month and can't get enough of Tunisian crochet.

Whatever your experience with and comfort level towards Tunisian, we invite you to a come to the meeting on Saturday November 12th 2:30pm at Borealis Yarn and learn more. Maxine will lead us through creating a Tunisian washcloth with Julie and Barbara assisting. By the end of the meeting, everyone should be well on their way to completing a sampler that shows some of the beautiful stitches available in Tunisian. You'll go home with a nice project plus a handout with instructions for all the stitches as well as links to videos and other web resources specifically for Tunisian.

For this meeting, you're need to bring the following items:
  • Approximately 1 to 2 ounces of worsted weight yarn - 100% cotton is great if you really want to use the sampler as a washcloth. One small skein of "kitchen cotton" will be a gracious plenty for one or two samplers - Peaches & Creme brand or Sugar'n Cream brand are usually available at stores such as Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Michaels, or even some Walmarts.
  • A Tunisian hook size J10 6.00mm if you can find one (some of the Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts stores do stock them). If not, bring a regular J10 hook (Susan Bates, Boye, or other brand with a shaft the same diameter as the rest of the hook) and, using the magic of a simple household item (a plastic straw - there will plenty the right size at the meeting), you'll be able to make your own Tunisian hook in 5 seconds flat.
We hope to see you at the meeting!