Monday, 23 May 2016

Tunisian Crochet Workshop

On Saturday we held our Tunisian crochet workshop which I thoroughly enjoyed. Our co-ordinator, Margy, is an excellent teacher and took us through the steps so we could learn the basic stitch. Her hubby, David, had made some crochet hooks for us to buy and he had learned how to do Tunisian crochet as well and was able to help Margy with the tutoring.

We had a lot of laughs at our table especially when we started our masterpieces as it takes a little while to get used to not turning your work etc.

It wasn't long though before the technique was mastered and everyone would have learned enough to go home and make a dishcloth, scarf etc.

One of the ladies had bought this type of Afghan Hook on eBay. These would be great to use if you were crocheting a small blanket. 

I took along the hooks I had bought here on eBay. These are bamboo ones and were okay for the smaller item I was making. They cost just over $5.

Here are David and Margy as David shows us his expertise with his lovely wife making sure he does it correctly :-) They are a great couple.

We had our homegrown and handmade swap before the workshop and one ladies brought along these granny squares she had crocheted.....

...and Racheal had some of her homemade products to swap as well.

If anyone is interested in trying out Tunisian Crochet there are lots of YouTube videos available but I particularly like the tutorial on Purl Soho. This type of crochet tends to roll so here are some great tips from Kim Guzman on Crochet World.

I know there was some interest when I posted about the First Coat Festival so this is just a reminder that it is on at the moment and the artists are in the process of painting in various parts of the Toowoomba CBD and surrounds.

It started on the 21st and goes until the 29th May.

Rhonda from Down to Earth will be speaking at the Toowoomba Regional Library on the 11th June at 11am. Tickets are essential and I picked up mine today. This is the same day as our Simple Living Toowoomba's workshop on using Essential Oils so I might have to leave early to get to the library.

Also, if anyone is interested, I noticed while at the library an advertisement for Worm Farm Workshops which will be held on Saturday 28th May on Level 3. I have just been on the phone to the council trying to find online details of the workshop to link to but there don't seem to be any but I just got a phonecall saying that not many have booked in so far and to just turn up on Saturday if I wanted to go. From what I remember the workshops start at 2pm and go for 30 minutes and there are three being held that afternoon. They should be interesting.

I have scheduled the computer to upgrade to Windows 10 in 30 minutes time so you may or may not see me again. LOL! I am not quite sure what is going to happen to everything I have saved on this computer. I hope it all doesn't go into cyberspace. We will see ;-)


  1. Tunisian crochet is on my list of things to try! It looks like fun, once you get the hang of it! Good luck on Windows 10, we did it at work and didn't lose anything so here's hoping for you!!

    1. It actually is quite addictive, Kathy. I quite like it and prefer it to 'normal' crochet.

  2. Your work and Shiralee's looked really good, glad you enjoyed it. My apologies I couldn't stay for the workshop. Good luck with the update. I got my ticket for Rhonda's talk today. Guida

    1. Guida the update went well although it did take a couple of hours as we have what is probably called an 'old computer'. :-)

  3. That crochet looks very interesting, it has such a pleasing pattern/texture. Lucky you having Rhonda visit your library.

    1. Sherri it is quite easy once you get the hang of it.

  4. Ha ha ha Chel, that one of mind surely looks like the what not to do! I have doubled the yarn now and am getting a much better result. I am 'hooked' I have to say!

    1. Barb, I find it is easier with the thicker yarn. The one I was using was really easy to handle unlike the softer yarns I had tried using before. I expect to see great things from you now ;-)


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