Woolschool masterclass – fun with beads: how to add beads to crochet
This is a fun workshop with the aim of helping participants to have the confidence to play with their crochet techniques and work in a more freeform way. Participants will make a small crochet piece without the aid of a pattern, which they could use as a key charm, bag decoration or brooch. Various techniques will be shown including bullion stitch, frills, loops and beading.
Participants need a basic knowledge of crochet stitches and terminology. They need to be able to read a crochet pattern.
Yarn and beads will be provided, but it is much more fun if participants also bring along a few bits and bobs from their stashes to use in their projects - fashion/variegated yarns are ideal, as are ribbons, buttons and beads. Participants will also need to bring along a selection of crochet hook sizes and a notebook and pen/pencil. A small sewing kit including scissors, a knitter's sewing needle, and a fine sewing needle and thread is also required. There is no additional charge for materials.
Trained as a constructed textile designer, Jane Crowfoot has worked within the hand knitting craft industry for the last 20 years and is recognised as one of the leading designers within her field; more recently acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the UK crochet revival. Jane is a designer and maker, author and tutor specialising in contemporary and innovative crochet designs for the home interior, drawing much of her inspiration from her love of art, textiles and travel. Jane focuses much of her design work on creating imaginative and motivational Crochet Along (CAL) projects, which give the home crafter the chance to distance learn many crochet techniques by working through one of her vibrant and appealing designs in bite size instalments. Jane lives and works in North London, UK.