Experimental Crochet

Crochet is a deceptively simple craft, easy to pick up but difficult to master.This course will be an introduction to and an exploration of crochet. Starting with learning the basic stitches then progressively building up to more complex combinations of stitches such as granny squares, crocheting in the round, openwork crochet, and creating 3-dimensional shaping...

Taught by: Alice Wellbeloved.

Description

Crochet is a deceptively simple craft, easy to pick up but difficult to master.

This course will be an introduction to and an exploration of crochet.

Starting with learning the basic stitches then progressively building up to more complex combinations of stitches such as granny squares, crocheting in the round, openwork crochet, and creating 3-dimensional shaping.

Once you have mastered the basic stitches you will be encouraged to work with unconventional materials such as cassette tape, wire, roving or leather. By the end of the course you will create a portfolio of experimental crochet ideas as well as several more intricately worked pieces which could be the beginning of a garment, jewellery, bag, sculpture, toy – its up to you!

This course will be suitable for all levels

 

Tutor information

Alice Wellbeloved has worked as head knitwear designer for numerous luxury brands including Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel and Viktor and Rolf.  She also teaches textiles, fashion and knitwear at Foundation and BA level at Central Saint Martins. Alice has a BA in Textile Design and an MA in Fashion Knitwear from Central Saint Martins. 


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Scissors
  • Notebook / pencil
  • Visual inspiration and references
  • Inspiring yarns or materials you would like to use

Details for booking

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