INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CROCHET
It is wonderful to see the increased interest in crochet, however, many people are finding it difficult to get quality tuition in different parts of the world.
All crochet is crafted, individually, by hand with no machinery involved. (*To date there is no machinery available to create crochet – only a lace or knitted ‘look alike.’) A crochet worker’s pleasure and satisfaction is derived totally from their own levels of experience, talent, enthusiasm... and knowledge.
With many UK and overseas students, the International Diploma in Crochet has long been acknowledged as the ultimate achievement and most highly sought after qualification in this field. The three part distance learning courses are conceived for real people, living in the real world and living a real life. It devised and supervised by Pauline Turner, LCGI in such a way that even the invigilated examinations for Parts II & III can be taken in your region. There is no need to travel to Crochet Design to complete it! Crochet Design is easy to reach but is based in Lancashire, England.
As an activity, crochet enjoys obvious advantages in that it combines with almost any other craft and because of the course components, it appeals to those with both mathematical and artistic leanings. Note the next increase of fees for the International Diploma in Crochet will be on 1st January 2014
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Below is a brief look at what is included and what might be attained after studying and achieving a certificate in one of the three parts of the International Diploma in Crochet.
No crochet knowledge is required in order to enrol.
This part includes all aspects of crochet using smooth & textured yarn and thread
Techniques for both traditional and modern crochet designs
Different types of crochet (broomstick, hairpin, Tunisian)
Reading patterns & solving minor problems
Experimentation, observation and recording of results.
Taking this knowledge to a new level; those with the necessary skills will then be able (if qualified) to teach.
(*More information regarding Part I )
You need to have a good all-round knowledge of crochet.
The focus in this part is on being able to both produce your own innovatory ideas without so much ‘trial and error’ – and to write patterns for them in UK terminology, American terminology and in signs and symbols
Information and explanations are given in:
- the use of textures, shapes, mixing yarns, combinations of stitches and colours within an article:
- writing commercial patterns in words and symbols
- advanced crochet techniques
- experimentation of ideas
- introduction to search/research
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You need to have a good knowledge of crochet and one other craft, being prepared to expand your originality of ideas in all areas.
This level is ‘amazing’ with the emphasis on experimentation, research and free but artistic design
Information and support is given in the fields of:
- art-to-wear, haute couture etc
- art forms (hangings, collages and sculptures)
- mixing crochet with other crafts both soft (any other textile) and hard ( ceramics, wood, metal etc.)
*Successful candidates receive a Certificate for this part; plus, if having successfully completed all three parts, they gain the International Diploma in Crochet – listing the area of specialism undertaken
(*More information regarding Part III )