Blogs and Crochet

by Kate on July 5, 2012

Crochet Cross

Hi there,

It has been a little while since I have been here and it is probably a sign of things to come. The family/study/work juggle means time for crafting is virtually non-existent but I really miss time spent making and need to somehow tweak the schedule.

Anyway, I have been thinking a lot lately about this space, blogs in general and how the explosion of instagram, facebook and twitter have seen lots of the blogs I read slow right down with posting. For me, instagram has been a great way to connect with the old network in a very instant, time friendly way but I do think it is another reason why I have been a little vacant here.

I was reminded last week about why blogs and blogging are important.

A gorgeous customer popped into the shop and told me how she had crocheted two of my Kelly scarves, loved them and was now looking for some wool to crochet up Kirsty’s neckwarmer. I was so chuffed and it made me realise something I have lost sight of recently, that sharing and creating is what this is all about.


A few weeks ago Sarah asked me if I would like to do a few crochet classes at the shop and I jumped at the chance. It has given me the push I need to hook up some class samples but more importantly, I will be teaching others something that I get so much joy out of.

I will be taking two classes in Sydney, Saturdays 28th July and 11 August (a two week course), from 1:30pm – 4:30pm.

You can find all the details here.

In my humble opinion, the best way to learn to crochet is to learn how to make a granny square, it was the way I was taught and I haven’t looked back. You learn a few basic stitches as well as joining your motifs, blocking and changing colours/yarn.

And I will be talking a lot about colour, colour combinations and how to transform the humble granny into something fresh and contemporary.

See you soon x

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