Thursday, February 5, 2015

Entrelac Tunisian Crochet: February 14 Meeting Preview

Traditionally entrelac has been thought of as a knitting technique but, as with many aspects of
crochet, that perception has now been challenged by today’s designers. And challenged with a vengeance because there are actually multiple types of entrelac crochet! At this month's meeting, we'll build on the skills learned last month by giving everyone a chance to learn about and practice entrelac crochet using the Tunisian simple stitch.

The meeting will be Saturday, Feb 14 2015 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 - Show n Tell and Business
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Crochet Education
You'll need to bring the following materials to this meeting:

  • Two different colors of your favorite weight yarn - and ounce or two of each will be plenty. Light to medium solid colors are always best when learning a new technique - it's best to steer clear of dark solids and multi-colored yarns.
  • A hook that's two to four sizes larger than you'd normally use for this yarn; Tunisian, by its nature, makes a tighter fabric so larger hooks are required. A Tunisian hook is not required; you'll never have more than seven stitches on your hook at any time so you can use a regular hook (one without a thumb rest works best) if you do not have a Tunisian hook.
A special word to beginners or those crocheters whose Tunisian skills are "rusty": If you need to brush up on Tunisian simple stitch, be sure to come at 11:00 so someone can help you practice before the regular meeting starts. Plus we'll also have a beginning Tunisian option as an alternative during the crochet education portion of the meeting for anyone who isn't quite ready to tackle entrelac.

We hope you can join us!