The interest in crochet has continued to increase, particularly since Coco Chanel and other top designers have begun to include crochet in their designs. From top haute couture, to small items made to sell for charity – crochet has now got a respectable place in the world of art, craft and fashion. A far cry from the days when we had to apologise for liking crochet!
Whether you enjoy freeform crochet or the intricate thread crochet it is possible to find something of interest to you. Visit a workshop, or attend the 4-day Crochet Summer School at Higham Hall – see the Events page for details.
Crochet Design was thrilled to learn there is a new importer for the Dover publication of Pauline Turner’s ‘Crochet Lace’ published by Dover. This is a fully authenticated history with no ‘guess-work’ or assumptions plus many techniques and patterns. An excellent buy at £12.99. The practical contents will be on show at Woolfest.
As always Wonderwool, Wales is a correctly titled show as it is a wonderful, not-to-be-missed, event. Crochet is just one of the many things to be seen and admired. The stand for Crochet Design had been allocated P4 which is a place we have had for the past few years. A picture of part of Crochet Design’s stand from this April is on the left.
Pauline Turner enjoyed meeting like-minded enthusiasts, putting a face to students taking the distance learning course, solving crochet problems (and sometimes other kinds of problems), demonstrating, advising is such a humbling and thrilling experience for me. There is always a lot of laughter to be had on stand, so if you decide to visit this show next year – come and say hello.
Woolfest, Cumbria was the fore-runner of Wonderwool and is being held 24th and 25th June, 2016 just prior to the Crochet Summer School.
Click on the International Diploma page to see what this
distance learning course has done for students.
See Calendar of Events page for more details