Hello to you all. It's 2017 and I realise that I haven't blogged for a good while, since October in fact, which is very naughty of me, but I have been through a foot operation, loads of commissions, the Festive Season & arranging new dates for my very affordable Crochet Weekends for beginners & improvers.
All this sort of thing takes time & I find that I am easily distracted when using my computer, so I do have to stay focused.
I am happy to say that I have a very busy teaching schedule for January and for the next few months too. I have beginners workshops on the go, both at home and at a local venue and Improvers workshops too. I had also sold a lot of gift vouchers for Xmas Presents, and they are now calling in to book up their classes too - phew!
Lots happened in 2016, which has helped my business to grow. I have been asked by new yarn manufacturers, companies, publishers & private individuals to work for them via commissions, however teaching is my passion.
My Crochet Weekends, the first 2 that I scheduled for March and April this year are already fully booked, so I have now added a further begginers weekend in May now too!
I am currently working of a few things for myself too - like this "poncho" I love trying out new stitches and I have chosen a pack of yarns from PaintBox for this. It's a great way to use up your frustrations when needing to try out new stitches & this is one way of getting these frustrations out!
Don't you just love the colours. I can't wait to finish this and wear it around the village.
I met so many lovely people in 2016 and taught so many lovely ladies to hook away.
Here are just a few of the photos from last year:
|This is me, meeting Edwyn, a lovely crochet mad guy who I have only conversed with on social media before. We met at the London Knit & Stitch Show.|
|My slipper socks made at the September Improvers course|
|Crochet Mufflers made for Age Concern by the gang who came on the London Knit & Stitch show coach trip|
|Chilling at one of my Beginners Workshop|
|One of my pupils, Sarah, with her own design!|
|The Beginners Weekend pupils, all deep in concentration!|
|Beginners showing off their straight edges at a class I teach at Knit Wits in Blandford Forum|
|Taking photo's for a yarn review|
|My Slipper socks, so warm and comfy, made with Joes Toes Slipper Soles|
|Using 21st Century Technology to learn a new Crochet Technique|
|Crochet in Action using an iPad for instruction|
|Beginners Weekend badges|
|Making a crochet mug coaster in Beginners Class|
|Learning to wind a wool skein into a ball|
|Photo's from a Beginners Weekend|
|My dog Scrumpy loving his Granny Square Blanket|
|Practising a new design|
|Balls of Yarn ready for Beginners workshops|
|Making Crochet in a different way!|
|Chilling out on one of the crochet classrooms comfy chairs|
|A poncho WIP|
See! I told you I've been a busy hooker!