Friday, 17 June 2011

Thank you to the Carol(e)s!!

We had a laughter filled evening on Wednesday. (I never thought crochet could be so jolly!). Actually it was very informative evening hosted by Carole Auden and Carol Thomas who schooled us in crochet and tatting with the idea that little designs can be added to crazy blocks for quilts, and since we have a crazy quilt round robin happening I'm sure lots of people went home with new skills and ideas.

I always think it's amazing that such intricate flowers etc can be made with a ball of string and a pointy stick and have many times tried to teach myself from books, magazines and indeed YouTube! In fact when my friend tried to teach me years ago we ended up in tears of laughter at my plight. I am a left-hander and it's hard to reverse the technique, so this time I decided to try right handed. Well, again the tears of laughter and general expletives under my breath. I came home with an aching bicep - boy was I tense!!

 Carole was most patient, sympathetic and humorous. I had fun. I still can't crochet.

Some more skilful amongst us learned some new tricks and the tatting table worked on some very intricate  little pieces and everyone had a great time.

Here are some examples of Carol Thomas' tatting skills.

Thank you so much to our patient tutors!!

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