Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Crochet classes now offered in Naponee, NE



INTERMEDIATE CROCHET
* Tuesday, APRIL 15, 6:30-8pm, $15
Increasing, decreasing, changing colors and balls of yarn
* Tuesday, APRIL 22, 6:30-8pm, $15
Textured stitches: cables (post stitches), popcorns, and clusters
* Tuesday, APRIL 29, 6:30-8pm, $15
Advanced techniques: chainless foundation stitches and no-turning-chain dc and tr

BEGINNING CROCHET
4 Mondays, 6:30-8pm, $50
APRIL 28, MAY 5, MAY 12, MAY 19
Learn how to create a crochet project from beginning to end. Along the way you will learn the single, half double, double, and slip stitches; how to read a pattern and stitch diagram, change colors and finish a project by weaving in your ends and joining pieces together; learn what gauge is; and how to read yarn labels.

A LA CARTE CLASSES 
great for the self-taught crocheter
* Monday, MAY 12, 6:30-8pm, $15
Reading a pattern
* Monday, MAY 19, 6:30-8pm, $15
Finishing a project – weaving in ends, a simple edging, and joining pieces together

Classes held at Kap’s Café, 613 Fennimore St, Naponee
To register, email me at Tashia{at}TashiaB{dot}com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

VIDEO: Crochet Troubleshooting: how to keep straight sides

A common issue with beginning crocheters is "wonky" sides in their crochet fabric. You too? No worries, you are not alone! This is usually due to gaining and/or loosing stitches in each row. In the video, I address the most common reasons why this happens and how you can have straight sides.

Find the video here: http://youtu.be/QFKDQpDJqHY

Please leave comments with questions and suggestions for other videos. Happy crocheting!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

VIDEO: How to hold the yarn and crochet hook

The first step in learning crochet is how to hold the yarn and hook. Truly there is no right or wrong way, just whatever method keeps consistent yarn tension and ease of movement for your hook. In this video, I show you 4 yarn holds and 2 hook holds. Try them all and experiment with the ways you see other crocheters do it too.


Please leave comments with questions and suggestions for other videos. Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crochet classes at CCC-Holdrege (February - April 2014)

It's official! I will be teaching crochet classes at Central Community College - Holdrege. Beginning and Intermediate classes are available. 


BEGINNING CROCHET - Tuesdays, Feb 11-March 4
http://www.cccneb.edu/continuing-education/community-education/index.php?option=com_calendar&view=calendardetails&id=1736&Itemid=660

INTERMEDIATE CROCHET - Tuesdays, March 11 - April 1
http://www.cccneb.edu/index.php?option=com_calendar&view=calendardetails&id=1737&Itemid=660

Use the links above to register and see class descriptions.



Friday, January 17, 2014

2 new Beginning Crochet classes starting in February!


Harlan County is going crazy for Crochet! The response has been phenomenal so two new Beginning Crochet class series are being offered in February.


Beginning Crochet 
~ The Basics ~


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 or WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Session 1: FOUNDATION CHAIN and SINGLE CROCHET STITCH. We will also cover ways to hold the yarn and crochet hook, making a slip knot, and how to read a pattern. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 or WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Session 2: HALF DOUBLE STITCH and DOUBLE STITCH. We will also cover an alternative way to make a foundation row than was taught in session 1 and a simple edging technique.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 or WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Session 3: TREBLE STITCH, SLIP STITCH, and WORKING IN THE ROUND (Granny Square). We will also cover a third way to make a foundation row than was taught in sessions 1 and 2, finding the right gauge for a pattern, and understanding yarn types and weights. The students will choose a project to work on in the next session.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 or WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
Session 4: READING A STITCH DIAGRAM, CHANGING COLOR, and FINISHING OFF. Students will work on their selected project with the instructor. I have many suggestions for a beginner project on my Facebook page.
 
Saturdays ~ 9:00-10:30am or Wednesdays ~ 6:00-7:30pm 
Main Street Variety, 722 W Main St, Alma, NE
Each session is $15. 
Sign up for all 4 and pay only $50.
To register, email me at Tashia {at} TashiaB {dot} com or call 3o8-92o-o865.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Beginning Crochet classes offered in Alma, Nebraska

Do you have a New Year's Resolution to learn to crochet? 
I can help with that!

Beginning Crochet 
~ The Basics ~


JANUARY 15
Session 1: FOUNDATION CHAIN and SINGLE CROCHET STITCH. We will also cover ways to hold the yarn and crochet hook, making a slip knot, and how to read a pattern. 

JANUARY 22
Session 2: HALF DOUBLE STITCH and DOUBLE STITCH. We will also cover an alternative way to make a foundation row than was taught in session 1 and a simple edging technique.

JANUARY 29
Session 3: TREBLE STITCH, SLIP STITCH, and WORKING IN THE ROUND (Granny Square). We will also cover a third way to make a foundation row than was taught in sessions 1 and 2, finding the right gauge for a pattern, and understanding yarn types and weights. The students will choose a project to work on in the next session.

FEBRUARY 5
Session 4: READING A STITCH DIAGRAM, CHANGING COLOR, and FINISHING OFF. Students will work on their selected project with the instructor.

Wednesdays ~ 6:00-7:30pm ~ Main Street Variety, 722 W Main St, Alma, NE

Each session is $15. 
Sign up for all 4 and pay only $50.
To register, email me at Tashia {at} TashiaB {dot} com or call Main Street Variety at 308-928-2474.