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. We'll cover the basics if you need a refresh, and also 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
All materials supplied (additional materials will be available to buy).
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.
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.
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)
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 thecrafter.me 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.