I really love crochet.  It was hard for me to learn.  I might have been just a little cocky as a crochet student thinking that all my years as a knitter entitled me to proficiency in crochet.  And I admit, I struggled.  I'm much better now, thanks to a wonderful teacher that just walked into my life.  Her name is Tashia Butterfield.  She was patient, calm, encouraging and skilled.  And once I let go of having to be "expert" I became an acceptable crocheter.  I still have a lot to learn and there are many things I have on my list of "must crochet" but I'm no longer daunted by the strange language or symbols or charts.  So, when I got an email a few weeks ago from Tashia (who now lives on an alpaca farm in Nebraska, but that's a whole other story) saying she was going to be in town and was willing to teach some classes, I was elated!  So, people, here are the deets:

We are offering 2 classes taught by Tashia on Monday, March 30.
Advanced techniques: chainless foundation stitches and no-turning-chain dc and tr

Do you get frustrated with your foundation chains being too long or short? Learn to
create the foundation chain with your first row and it will never happen again! Do your
turning chains create a hole in your fabric? Learn a new stitch that eliminates turning
chains and looks just like a double or treble crochet stitch. These techniques will
transform the way you crochet and give your items a professional look. You must be
proficient in basic crochet (i.e., feel confident in your crochet abilities) with a good
understanding of how stitches are made in order to take this class.

1 - 3:00PM
Cost: $30 does not include supplies

Textured stitches: post stitches (cables), popcorns, and bobbles

Make your crochet items pop. Put all your basic skills together to add dimension and
depth to your projects with these textured stitches. If you’ve become bored with the
basic stitches, this is the perfect class for you. You must be proficient with the double
crochet stitch before class.

6:00 - 8:00PM
Cost:  $30 does not include supplies

Take both classes for $50.  All students are entitled to a 10% discount on yarn.

Please call the shop to register 773-244-1646.  Class size is limited.

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