Welcome to Crochet Design
It is unbelievable how quickly the seasons come and go. Here we are in autumn with winter fast approaching. A wonderful season to make an excuse to sit down with a crochet hook and make presents for friends and family.
Those of you who know about my attitude to crochet, you know I believe it is endlessly creative and limitless with its possibilities. Just one unusual project was a battery lighted sugar-starched owl. A very low wattage ‘Christmas Tree’ light is inserted to give a welcoming glow to the room whilst the own sleeps! However, the beauty of crochet is its ability to be simple and just a few crochet buttons can become balloons to embellish a child’s (or adults) top to give it a festive flair.
Maybe you can give yourself a present as something to look forward to if the nights have drawn in and book yourself on a one-day or weekend workshop. Alternatively, perhaps you can enrol for the distance learning course - the International Diploma in Crochet. If you wonder if enrolling for the Diploma is worthwhile, here are two quotes from emails received at Crochet Design.
* From a student hallway through Part I “ Your answer is much appreciated! I will make notes of everything in my manual. I learn new things with each submission I send in. Glad I’ve joined!
* A recent student “I took this course thinking I would like a certificate for something I knew how to do – I never believed I could get so many tips and hints on improving my crochet and in just my first submission of work!
2019 is confirming crochet is unique
More magazines are wanting information and designs worked in crochet. Knitting and Craft magazines such as ‘Let’s Knit’ and’ Let’s Get Crafting’ are adding crochet to the pages of their specialist magazines. These are two magazines writing about Crochet Design. ‘Mollie Makes’ has also begun to add one crochet design and we must not forget the already established magazines for crochet ‘Inside Crochet’ and ‘Simply Crochet’.
All this expansion is proving crochet is no longer the poor relation of needlecrafts. More people want to crochet, as we can see through Facebook and social media. Once you get ‘hooked’ you get a thirst for more knowledge. Long before social media existed, Pauline Turner knew it could be difficult for people to learn modern innovatory ways to crochet and began writing modern easy-to-follow instructions. Having her books published prompted her to begin a distance learning course - the ‘Diploma in Crochet’ which was soon to become the International Diploma in Crochet.