Designed to teach introductory crochet skills with some basic stitches such as single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet. The exact skills taught depends on the pace of the class. Some students may develop the skills to create a washcloth or trivet.
Class Materials included: crochet hook, select yarn for use in the class (students may purchase additional yarn for practice and projects before and after the class.
Sundays December 10 & 17, 1:30PM – 3:30 PM
Sundays January 7 & 14, 12:30PM – 2:30 PM
Sundays Feb. 4 & 11, 12:30PM – 2:30 PM
Sundays March 3 & 10, 12:30PM – 2:30 PM
Shahnaz (@yarnmonkey) taught herself to knit in 2003 and hasn’t put her needles down since! She has taken knitting lessons from Stephen West, Nancy Marchant, Veera Valimaki, Deborah Newton, Amy Herzog and Patty Lyons, among others. She enjoys visiting yarn shops around the world, learning local techniques, trying new yarns, and connecting with locals through a common love of yarn. Her passion is learning new techniques and experimenting with new yarns. When she’s not knitting, cycling or being dog-mom to Boomer, she is a practicing physician in her spare time.
Fran learned to knit when she was 12, but has been a lifelong maker. Her current obsession is crochet, which she picked up in the doldrums of 2020. Her frustration with fast fashion and consumerism led her to start @FrannyGirlFibers where she focuses on using upcycled yarns to create bespoke apparel and home goods. She appreciates how creating things forces her to slow down and be present in her body. She believes we are all in desperate need of slow living. She loves bright colors and whimsy and tries to create unique pieces that make life more fun and beautiful. When she’s not knitting or crocheting, you can find her in the kitchen pursuing another passion–food!