Hello folks! The next Knitting Guild meeting will feature a technique class!
Tina Manoni from The Mermaid's Purl in Wickford will be giving a program on Tunisian crochet at the May 25th meeting. The shop website describes this stitch as "easier than crochet or knitting and creates a beautiful woven look." Tina will be teaching the technique making a belt using Noro Silk Garden. Tina notes that guild members who do not wish to purchase a kit may learn the stitch using a standard H crochet hook and their own worsted weight yarn (varigated works well for this).
Both a large and small kit will be available:
Large kit ($32) contains an afghan hook, large buckle and 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden to make
a belt approx. 2 1/2" in width
Small kit ($18) contains an afghan hook, small buckle and 1 skein of Noro Silk Garden to make
a belt approx. 1" to 1 1/4" wide
Tina will bring a variety of colors in Noro Silk Garden to choose from. Lizzie at Mermaid's Purl is giving us about a 30% discount on kit prices. If guild members want to order just the afghan crochet hook, the cost is $6.50. Members may opt to learn the technique using their own standard H crochet hook and worsted weight yarn (variegated works well).
Tina will be ordering program supplies through The Mermaid's Purl and needs the count for kits and hooks by May 9th, so please email Bernadette (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your decision by May 8th!!
See you all there!