Constructed and woven textiles

Crochet lace with Katy Bevan

Ref: S2D11031


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About this course

If you can crochet, improve your skills and learn about the Clones knot to make crochet necklaces and a lace collar.

Course Description

This is a course for anyone who can crochet and would like to learn something new or improve their crochet skills.

Learn about the history of crochet lace and look at vintage patterns and examples and try out some contemporary designs, such as beads and a lace collar. The tutor will cover the basics if you need a refresh, and then try some new stitches so that you will be crocheting with confidence and making sense of vintage patterns. You will leave with your own beautiful necklaces to wear or gift.

• Crochet with fine linen, hemp and antique threads

• Learn new stitches such as the Clones knot

• Interpret vintage patterns

• Use traditional techniques to make contemporary accessories


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials


  • A reel of fine crochet thread.

What students need to bring

  • Bring along your own fine crochet hooks (0.25mm – 1.25mm) and threads to use - bring what you have including fine linen, hemp or antique threads if you have any.
  • A basic sewing kit, may be useful and embroidery scissors

Available to buy

  • Available from tutor:
  • Fine crochet hooks and threads will be available to buy


Katy Bevan

Katy Bevan is a curator, writer and educator specialising in knitting and crochet. She has worked in craft book and magazine publishing for 20 years and writes about the history and art of knitting and textiles for magazines such as Selvedge, The Knitter and Rowan, writes a blog at and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Trustee of the Heritage Crafts Association. She believes in the benefits of craft for health and wellbeing and is usually to be found knitting.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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