Crafting Workshop March 14th!

Our Crafting Workshop will meet on March 14th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.  This month we’re having a lunch Pitch-In, and our theme is Salads and Desserts!  So pull out your fun recipes and join us!  Remember to bring all the materials and supplies you will need for your projects!


Color TheoryPrint

We will be covering the meaning of hue, tone, saturation, tint, shade, lightness, and value, along with an introduction to the fiber artist’s color wheel.  This is applicable whether you knit, crochet, sew, or quilt.


Sewing: Triangle ‘Garden’ Trellis

Garden Trellis 3We are exploring more way to use triangles; you can find the basic half square triangle tutorial pattern from Chez Stitches: Here or Here.  There’s also a similar tutorial from Sew Mama Sew: Here.

Now we’re taking one step further and using half square triangles to make a Trellis, which appears after you put several blocks together.    The ‘Garden’ doesn’t have to be flowers; I’m working on one with Teddy Bears!   The block is easy and very versatile.  We will have some kits available.

You will need to bring:
1 yard of fabric A: your primary focus print; a medium size print works best, it can be flowers, animal prints, novelty fabrics or other varieties of prints.  Some geometrics may work, but probably not stripes.
1/2 yard each of fabric B & C: these should be a good contrast to your primary fabric, and a solid or tone on tone print which looks like a solid from a distance, or you could use batiks.  They don’t have to have a high contrast from each other, so you could have a light and a medium blue.
1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for the border.
1  1/2 yards each for the backing and batting.
– Thread, Rotary cutter, Cutting Mat, Acrylic Ruler, a 10.5″ square ruler if you have one
– Sewing machine


Crochet: The Bobble Stitch  Bobble stitch hat & scarf chile size

The Bobble Stitch is a texture stitch in crochet.  We will be covering it again in March. This is a building block stitch upon which the next few lessons in the teaching schedule will be built upon. It’s good to be comfortable with making clusters such as the bobble stitch before we move on to the next stitch.

Use the Bobble Stitch to make hats, scarves, baby blankets, shawls, and even headbands/ear warmers that you just have to touch and have eye appeal.

You will need to bring:

Worsted weight (Group 4) yarn in three colors:
– Color A (main color) – 6 ounces
– Colors B and C (contrasting colors) – 4 ounces of each color
Size H/8 and size I/9 crochet hooks
Yarn needle


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