Thursday, May 2, 2013

Meeting Highlights: Tapestry Crochet

Our meeting started with a brief business meeting.  Just a reminder:  our next meeting will start with a vote on bylaws changes.  These changes have already been distributed by email to members.  Those who know they will not be able to attend the meeting can vote by replying to that email. 

April’s meeting focused on tapestry crochet.  Carla provided us with three pattern options for learning the technique, the simplest being a pop can cozy.  For those wanting more information, be sure to check out the tapestry group on Ravelry.

Here are some things to remember when doing this technique:

  • Your stitches can be loose or tight, just as long as they are consistent throughout the project.
  • Since you are working in the round, be sure to use stitch markers to mark the beginning of rows.
  • Tapestry crochet can be done using any weight yarn, but make sure the yarns you use are the same weight and that you use the proper-sized hook.
  • You can easily make your own designs by using graph paper.
Our next meeting will be Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Prospect Park United Methodist Church.  Maxine will lead us through an exploration of all things circular.