Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crocheting with Wire: August 11 Meeting Preview

It’s too hot to crochet!

With wool?  Yes.

Cotton?  Maybe.

Wire?  Now there’s something cool in more ways than one.

Come to our August meeting for a lesson in crocheting with wire.  Jodi will lead us through a simple beaded bracelet project.  If you haven’t tried wire before, you’ll find it can be a challenge but also very rewarding—crocheted metal, how cool is that!  And did you know that wire comes in colors?  Even cooler!

To participate in the class you will need to bring the following:
  • An old size F aluminum hook
  • 40 - 3/8 inch beads (if you want to try wire with beads)
  • Skill level is basic, with knowledge of chain and half double crochet stitches
Crocheting with wire is hard on hooks, so don’t bring a nice one.  Since gauge is not important on this project, you could also use a size 00 steel hook.  Jodi will be supplying each participant with a five-yard spool of wire because 28 gauge wire can be difficult to find at the large chain craft stores.

If you want to learn more about wire, join us Saturday, August 11th, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Prospect Park United Methodist Church.