Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Granny squares - crochet workshops in London

Following on from the last post about the wonders of granny squares, Claire and I at makedomend are in the final stages of planning our crochet granny square workshop at the delightful establishment, Tea Rooms in Stoke Newington, North London. Our new venture is certainly beginning to hum with activity and we've added some new venues to our portfolio. The Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green, Bake-a-Boo in West Hampstead, High Tea in Highgate and of course, the Tea Rooms. Our first event is for the Grannies on Thursday 18 February so if you're in London and are interested then pop over to the makedomend blog and sign up.I was teaching a lovely bunch of crocheters over the weekend and they were rather proud (with justification, I might add) with their latest project of making a beautiful motif rug for a friend. However, the problem of how to join all the motifs together was very much at the top of their agenda. I must say that I wouldn't hesitate to point them in the direction of moonstitches. Alexandra is European but lives and works and creates in Japan. She is an observer of life through her lens and takes the most beautiful pictures of her creations and daily life which she posts on Flikr and on her blog. Some time ago I came across her hexagon tutorial and saved it up for just such an occasion as this. Now you can perfect your joining technique as well as enjoy her lovely clear pictures. Each stage is given close attention so if you're feeling unsure you can just wait at each stage until you're really up to speed.
Well, must get back to planning world domination by crochet hook. Hope to see some of you in Stoke Newington. Until later...

7 comments:

claire montgomerie said...

world crochet domination - count me in! :)

Laura said...

Hi, very nice blog ! best regards from Italy !
lauraivonnecreaciones.blogspot.com

Frances said...

Well...if I lived across the Pond, I would love to attend one of these workshops, and would also probably just want to visit all the cafes and tea rooms afterwards time and time again.

Best wishes to you on this venture. I am sure everyone will have loads of fun, learn lots, and be truly inspired.

Cheers!

Bee Creative said...

Thank you to everyone who's commented so kindly and for all those who love to crochet, drink tea and eat cake. Thrive and prosper!! And to Laura, a lei e ci vediamo a chaincreative di nuovo!

Anonymous said...

World crochet domination? Count me in! Well, must go and do some yarn bombing....

Peggy in San Diego, California, USA

Marilyn S. said...

Oh how I would love to be able to take your granny square course/meet-up!! I love London, at least the London of 1973 when I was there...I bet it's um, just a wee bit different now?!
Marilyn the crochet goddess....

Fearless Leader of the CLF said...

The Crochet Liberation Front salutes you! Global domination by the hook! Hook on! Live Long!