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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Day 331 - SparrowUK Workshop & Woolly Facts!

As today's class was "how to make Granny Squares"

I took along a little inspiration

The owner of Sparrow UK, Sarah, has always wanted to make Granny Squares & here she is with her very first one!

The others, fueled by Gluten Free Tea Cake & Coffee were also very busy making theirs.

With a little stitch marker help

And some help from my book too
As there is a symbols chart pattern in there to follow

Left handed Granny Square above

And the Class below

All with Happy Smiley Faces, so much so that they all want to come back for "The Next Step" workshop in January!


If you would like to join in a "Beginners" or "Next Step" Crochet Class in Shaftesbury, Dorset in the New Year then please contact Sarah on 
01747 858515 between 9-30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Interesting Facts:

I looked up the word "Yarn" on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn earlier today and this is what I found:

Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textilessewingcrochetingknittingweavingembroidery, and ropemaking.[1] Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Modern manufactured sewing threads may be finished with wax or other lubricants to withstand the stresses involved in sewing.[2] Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.

The best bit is the fact that they mention Crochet before Knitting!

Also, as "Spinster" is a woman who spins.  In Tudor times, this job was often carried out by young, unmarried females, hence the term "Spinster" used today - an unmarried female.

& finally:

Have you heard the expression "On Tenterhooks" used when someone is nervy or tensed up?  
Well Tenterhooks were used on a frame to stretch a piece of cloth made from wool into shape & to prevent it from shrinking!
I got these last two "facts" from watching Tudor Monastery Farming on BBC2

1 comment:

  1. I have learnt something today, I always pernounced it "tenderhooks" .....perhaps thats is just Dorset speak!!!


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