It’s getting close! The Hooks in Texas event is less than one month away. I hope to see some of you there! Registration closes at the end of this month and I wanted to post the classes again for you perusal. Visit the Hooks in Texas Blog to register.
Learn to Use a Tunisian Double-Ended Hook. Class is designed for beginner and intermediate students. Beginner students will focus on the use of one stitch to create a completely reversible fabric, while intermediate students will focus on a fabric made of two different stitches to complete a fabric with a separate unique look on each side, but in one color. Students can start right away, making a dishcloth (if cotton is used) or a scarf (if other yarn is used). For an extra challenge, advanced students will work in all one color. Beginner students will receive the intermediate and advanced instructions, although are not required to try out the intermediate techniques in class.
Materials to bring: A double-ended Tunisian hook, size K suggested. Beginners should bring in 2 separate colors of the same worsted yarn. Solid colors only, no variegated. Advanced should bring in 2 balls of worsted in one color and 1 ball of worsted in a separate color. Solid colors only, no variegated.
Class Length: 1 to 1-1/2 hours
Learn a Tunisian Lace Stitch Pattern to Create a Unique Wavy Drop Stitch Scarf. Class is designed for intermediate students. Students should be familiar with Tunisian crochet. The scarf created in this class will look best with a natural fiber; i.e. cotton, wool or linen, which can be blocked later. Students can use any yarn from sport to worsted. Solid colors are recommended during the learning process. Once the technique is learned, the student can later use any yarn and an appropriate hook to accomplish a variety of looks depending on their desires.
Materials to bring: A Tunisian hook, size K or higher suggested, depending on the yarn’s weight. 1 ball of solid color sport to worsted weight yarn, although a variety of sizes may be helpful in determining the best “fit” for the hook. The project shown is made in Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport with a Tunisian (afghan) hook size K.
Class Length: 2 hours
Getting Started in Making Garments. This class will guide you through the steps necessary to make a garment. Discussion will include the sizes and ease allowances in patterns. Different styles of clothing. Swatching and blocking. Taking measurements. Yarn substitution. Students should bring in a pattern they have been wanting to create for open discussion among all students. Note: Adult tank tops and baby garments are the best places to start when learning to work on garments.
Materials to bring: Yarn and hooks are unnecessary for this class. It is discussion only. Please bring paper, pens or pencils and a calculator.
Class Length: 2 hours