When my Down to Earth Forum swap partner sent me some gorgeous washcloths done in Tunisian Crochet I was just thrilled and took them along to the next Simple Living Toowoomba workshop we were having so that I could show them to everyone as I don't think I had seen Tunisian Crochet before and thought that perhaps others hadn't either.
As it turned out Margy said that she knew how to do it and offered to do a workshop for us. True to her word the workshop has been organised and will be held on the 21st May. The details from Margy are as below:
Tunisian Crochet Workshop
Date: 21 May 2016
Time: 10-12 noon
Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 23 Glenvale Road, Toowoomba.
What: Tunisian crochet, also known as Afghan crochet, creates a look that is a combination of both knitting and crochet. For Tunisian Crochet you will need an elongated crochet hook that has a smooth barrel - like a cross between a crochet hook and knitting needle. I use a double ended crochet hook but looking online some people use one with a stopper on the end like a knitting needle. They need to be about 8-10mm wide. My husband has made six of them which are available for $5 each. If you would like to purchase one please let me know so I can put one aside. You will also need some 8 ply wool.
We will be having our handmade and homegrown swap before the workshop. If you would like to be involved bring up to five items. All items need to be on the table by 9.45am.
Bookings Required: RSVP 18 May. Online bookings can be made here.
My swap items have created a lot of interest in Tunisian Crochet on the Down to Earth Forums so if you don't live in our area and can't attend the workshop, you can join us on the forums as we learn how to do it and we can cheer you on. Some of us have never done this form of crochet before and, to be honest, I am no expert with any kind of crochet as yet :-)
I have been watching a few YouTube videos before I make my first attempt so that I can get my head around what to do and I found this tutorial by Moogly called Get Started with Tunisian Crochet to be easy to understand. Actually trying to do it might be another matter though but we all have to start somewhere eh?
Everyone is welcome to come along and I look forward to seeing you if you are able to. Have you attempted to do Tunisian Crochet before and, if so, did you find it difficult? Also did you like it?