CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MIT'S TANG CENTER, 2 AMHERST STREET, CAMBRIDGE IN LOWER LEVEL ROOM 095: map here. Steps from the Red Line, Kendall Square stop, or park in the Tang Center lot (free on weekends).
SATURDAY, May 14, 2015
10AM-1PM: Tunisian Crochet Is Hot (3 hours). Dora is among the leading experts on this fabulous technique, which opens many new options for crocheters. The look and feel are totally different from either knitting or regular crochet. Tunisian can be firm and stretchy, but don't be fooled into thinking it can't be light and lacy too! Learn all the basic stitches and a few more advanced ones, how to increase and decrease, how to choose the right hooks and yarns for the project you have in mind. Bring: Worsted and/or DK weight smooth yarns, Tunisian OR regular large crochet hooks sizes K, L, M.
2PM-5PM: Smell the (Crochet) Flowers! (3 hours) Crochet flowers come in all shapes and species! You’ll learn how to make perky pansies, daisies, and of course, roses, in more ways than one. Want some leaves to add to your crochet garden? We’ll have fun with several leaf shapes based on Irish and Ukrainian crochet. Then we’ll examine how you can connect these lovely pieces to make necklaces or scarves, and add them to hats, bags and wearables. With this class you’ll be able to add floral flair to any project, while also building important skills like working in the round with stitches of different heights, beginning and ending rounds neatly, and deciphering crochet patterns and diagrams. Bring: Several colors of sport and fingering weight smooth yarns, hooks sizes D - G. Also, a knit or crochet swatch at least 5" x 5” in size - larger is fine, and it doesn’t have to be a square, could be a scarf or hat or shawl - this is to learn how to sew your completed flowers to a knit or crochet surface.