Sunday, August 27, 2017

September 9 Meeting Preview: Embellishing with Beads

Beads are a beautiful way to embellish your crocheted accessories, as well for use in making your own crocheted jewelry pieces. During this month's education session, Judith and Maxine are teaming up to show two different techniques for adding beads to your projects. By making a simple necklace you'll see how beads can easily be added to an edge. In addition, you'll learn practical advice for finding and selecting beads to compliment the yarn or thread that you're using.

The meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 9th, 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
  • 12:15 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:
  • A 1.00 mm steel crochet hook - to be used for attaching beads. 
  • A hook appropriate for working 3/2 pearl cotton; usually D-3 (3.25 mm) or E-4 (3.5 mm) 
  • Optional. Your own thread (or yarn) and beads. If you bring something other than 3/2 pearl cotton, make sure to adjust hook size. 
 Note: You aren't required to bring yarn or beads. To ensure that everyone has appropriately sized beads for the sample project, there will be kits of 3/2 pearl cotton and appropriate beads (6/0) available for everyone at the meeting. In lieu of a materials fee for the kit, consider making a small voluntary donation ($2 to $5) to CTC to help cover expenses.

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.