Thursday, May 31, 2012

Filet Crochet: June 9 Meeting Preview

Julie's Heart sample chart
Filet crochet is a technique that can be used to make lovely lacy patterns, as simple or intricate as you desire. On Saturday, June 9 at 2:30 pm (note location change) Julie will lead us through a project - a small square with a heart - as a simple way to learn the basics of filet. If you can chain, double crochet, and read a chart you can filet. And if you're not sure about the charts, don't worry - Julie will explain the symbols and show how to figure out the foundation chain to get started. She'll also give us ideas to make filet easier and bring sample patterns showing the variety of projects that can be made using filet - it's not just for doilies. At the end of this session, you'll understand how to read filet crochet charts and might even be inspired to try your hand at "translating" other charted patterns into filet crochet!

Although filet crochet is most often associated with fine threads, it can be worked in ANY weight of yarn or thread desired. For this meeting, you'll need to bring the yarn or thread you are most comfortable with and the size hook recommended for that yarn or thread (plus a size up and down if possible). A light colored yarn will make it easier to see the stitches and the resulting pattern.

We hope to see you Saturday the 9th! And remember, we are meeting at Borealis Yarns instead of our usual spot this time.