I am a weekend adventurer and enjoy getting out and about with the family. I live in Brisbane and my main loves are food, sport and kid related activities
Published July 9th 2014
Hooked on crochet
I haven't picked up a crochet hook since I was a kid so I was feeling a little trepidation at turning up to my first crochet class.
I need not have worried as I was greeted by Erin a lovely, bubbly hostess who is the owner of Ideology. Tables and chairs were set up and Sharon, the instructor and owner of Treble Two, provided some crochet books and magazines for us to browse.
There were a couple of beginners like myself and several more experienced crocheters working on their own projects. Sharon got us started by showing us how to hold the hook and our yarn to maintain tension. For me, getting this bit correct was tricky.
Once we learnt how to make a chain and do a single stitch we were shown how to turn around at the end of the row. After that it was onto the treble stitch. This is one of the most common and therefore useful crochet stitches.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. I enjoyed Sharon sharing her knowledge of the different crochet hooks and where to buy the best yarns in Brisbane. The group was very welcoming and supportive. Cups of tea and nibbles were provided.
Ideology is a great venue for this class as before and after you can browse the delightful homewares, jewellery and fashions that Erin stocks. She offers a 10% discount for purchases on the night.
After the class I was very keen to keep going with my crochet. The next classes cover some more basic stitches, how to read a pattern and making a granny square.
The next class in on Tuesday 22nd July at 6.30. Book your spot by emailing Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org