Jenny’s workshop is for complete beginners and for those who have “tinkered” with a few basic stitches but have never really ventured further. During the four separate sessions that make up the course, Jenny will teach the basics first, all about the hooks, the tension and the basic stitches. She will then introduce simple charts and show how to follow a pattern and this will cover the differences between English and American stitch names and symbols. It will then be possible to make some beautiful squares from patterns and crochet them together. This, along with straight line patterns and circles will give a starting point for more ambitious and beautiful projects in the future and a fantastic new hobby.
Week 1: The correct hold for crochet, the difference between hooks and the basic crochet stitches.
Practice building up a few rows of crochet without losing stitches at the ends.
Week 2: .Crocheting in a round and increasing. Look at abbreviations in a pattern and recognise the differences between English and American terminology. Learn to read and follow a chart.
Week 3:Various new stitches including textured stitches. Increasing and decreasing.
Choose a project of your own or from my patterns to start on week 4.
Week 4: Begin your chosen project.
Note. The above timetable is only a guideline because everyone works at a different pace.
Jenny has been crocheting ever since her grandmother taught her in the 50’s! She started making doilies when they were fashionable and really enjoyed the fine work and tiny hooks. She began teaching an evening class at the Huxtable School in Tiptree and also at Greyfriars in Colchester in the eighties, where she took her Teaching of Adults Diploma with crochet being her core subject. It has always been a passion and it’s so pleasing to see crochet has made such a comeback with wonderful modern patterns and yarns.