Sunday, 9 September 2012

Crochet Workshop, Social Fabric, Totnes, Devon

Hello everyone!

I had a great day yesterday doing my first Introduction to Crochet Workshop for Social Fabric in Totnes.

The lovely proprietor, Caroline, has recently created a new space in the Devon town of Totnes where people can come together and learn new skills or dust down old ones.   We had a wonderful group of ladies who worked extremely hard all day long trying to come to terms with the intricacies of crochet, foundation chains, doubles and trebles etc.  Unfortunately I did a silly thing and forgot to take my camera so very few photos, well none from me actually!

Caroline managed to take this one photo of everyone concentrating really hard!!

but unfortunately it is the only one I have.

Despite there being a tremendous amount of information to take in all in one day, everyone managed to learn the art of crochet by the end of it!  We all agreed we would need to relax with some wine that evening :)

The ladies kindly left some very appreciative comments which I would like to share with you :)

We all had a very enjoyable day and I hope to be returning very soon to tutor another crochet workshop.  Thank you to all the ladies on the workshop and especially to Caroline for supplying us with copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us all going!

Brief updates!

Just to keep you informed, my Kidsilk Haze Stripe addiction is coming along.  It is definitely going to be a cardigan now!  I got the whole 'back' out of one ball of yarn so maybe, just maybe I can manage the rest of the garment out of the 2 balls I have left!  Watch this space!

The Hobbycraft project is progressing slowly!  I'm hoping they will source the yarn for me this week as time is of the essence!  Once I know this I can get planning and start crocheting.  They need to get on with it pretty quickly else we may have to postpone it until next year.  Once again 'watch this space'!  I will reveal all eventually!

Thank you for reading :)

I'm off to Handmade Monday now over at Handmade Harbour.  I wonder what everyone else has been up to this week?


  1. your workshop looks like it was such fun! i'm sure all the ladies left with a real sense of achievement too.. how lovely to get such great feedback :)

    i can't wait to hear more of what you will be creating for Hobbycraft!!! :)

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely day crafting. It is always fun to have some company.

  3. Looks like everybody was truly engrossed! Must have been lovely to get such positive feedback too.

  4. Sounds like a great class - I can see I might have to have a little holiday in Devon and come to one of your classes to learn crochet!!

  5. How lovely to get such great feedback. I'm off to my third crochet class this weekend - flowers!

  6. Well done Alison, your class sounds a great success. Like the sound of the place that Caroline has set up - a really good idea. fingers crossed re the Hobbycraft yarn. Hope you have a good week.

  7. Congrats on your workshop. Looks like a great event

  8. Glad to see your class went so well and that everyone really enjoyed it. Your creating more crochet addicts. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

  9. Oh your workshop looked fun. I could have done with popping on over. Only the 100 odd miles or so travel to stand in the way :)

  10. You must be really pleased with the feed back, it's always great to know that your workshops are successful.
    Thanks for the great comment on my blog, it made me smile and giggle.

    Jan x

  11. How lovely to be able share your skill with others, and for it to be so appreciated. I hope that your other projects do come off, especially the cardigan!


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