Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Broomstick Lace: June 13 meeting preview

Broomstick lace is a really beautiful crochet technique that makes distinct "eyelet" designs like those in this photo. It looks difficult and time-consuming, but is actually fairly easy and quick. At this month's meeting you'll get a chance to learn this beautiful technique and see how it can be used for all types of crochet projects.

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
To get the most out of this meeting you'll need to bring:
  • 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. 
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.

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!