The meeting will be Saturday, June 13 at the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave SE, with the following schedule:
- 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Open Crochet
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Announcements and Show n Tell
- 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Crochet Education
- Two to four ounces of worsted weight yarn; as always a light to medium solid color is recommended for learning new stitches and techniques
- Appropriate size hook for the yarn (for most people that's H8, I9, or J10)
- If possible, your own "pin". Broomstick lace is worked over a large round stick referred to as a "pin" (originally an actual broomstick handle). Most people now use a plastic or wooden knitting needle (size 50 or 25 mm); you can also use a dowel that's an inch or so in diameter. If you can't find a pin, we will have some extras on hand for you to use during class.
Note that broomstick lace is best suited to crocheters at advanced beginner level and beyond. Advanced beginner means you are comfortable with managing a hook and yarn and that you know how to do basic crochet stitches - chain, single crochet, and slip stitch are needed for this class. If you do not yet have this skill set, you are most definitely welcome to attend the meeting. Just identify yourself at check-in so that we can pair you with a more experienced crochet buddy to assist if needed.
We hope you can join us!