Finally, I’m getting around to posting photos of my first free form crochet scarf. I’m very pleased with the results.
It’s quite airy and lacy. Not quite my style, but I’ll probably end up keeping. I’m proud of my new venture into free form crochet.
Can I just say that free form crochet is cool? It definitely is.
I arrived at the class location at the PA Guild of Craftsmen HQ on Saturday. I had a range of hooks and three balls of Lion Brand’s Amazing yarn. I was ready to rock.
The instructor, Amber Kane, is a weaver, artist, and well, a teacher. She teaches art at an area high school. It was very kind of her to offer her time and efforts to teach this class. There were about seven of us who took the class, I believe.
Her style of free form crochet is very interesting. With some research, a lot of free form crochet is sort of compact, while hers flows, has holes and drapes beautifully. It’s very appealing and unique.
After some introductions and instructions, we got down to letting our hooks do their magic. It was a fast and fun four hours.
One thing Amber does with her scarves is felt them. I love felting, and we both have the same felting yarn go-to: Paton’s Classic Wool. It’s works the best, it’s economical, and it comes in fun colors. Oh, and uglier the multi ombre colorway, the cooler your felting project will be. Just a note.
I left the class inspired. I had my DH take me to a craft store that evening so I could get a bigger crochet hook and more of said Paton’s yarn. I was hooked, pun intended.
I have here a photo of what I did, but if you are interested in more of what a complete project looks like? Check out Amber’s Etsy page. I will also be posting my completed project here when I get a moment to take a really good photo. My scarf? It is very awesome.
So I’m taking a class tomorrow on free form crochet. I’m looking forward to it.
I am a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, and they offer classes offered by different members. It’s a neat group of artisans. Since I just really learned to crochet, this class caught my eye when browsing the guild’s site. I signed up, and got my supplies together, and am ready to go for tomorrow.
Not sure what free form crochet is? Neither do I, but I’m going to learn more about it. If you want to find out more, please take a look at Amber Kane’s website, the instructor who is also a weaver. The guild’s page on the craft sums it up pretty nicely, too.
As a note, if you want to join the guild, you don’t have to be a resident of PA to do so. Just plug for them. 🙂