Those of you who visit my blog regularly will know I love a bargain and regularly visit charity shops. If I can find fabric or yarn to up-cycle, even better. Our local hospice has a charity shop selling second hand goods, a gift shop selling new items from which the profits go to the hospice and also a pre-loved furniture and textile warehouse called Returned to Glory. This isn't far from where I live and so we often call in and have bought items of furniture from there. Today they began a series of craft workshops and so I joined the first one on making crocheted bunting. The lady teaching was really helpful, I have done crochet before but learnt lots during our morning workshop. It was run really well, we learnt the basic stitches, made new friends, ate delicious lemon & blueberry iced cake and drank coffee.
Julie, our teacher, had made the cake and included a photo copy of the recipe in our teaching pack :)
the table was laid out beautifully, lots of books and ideas to look through
the 100% Rowan cotton yarn was provided together with the crochet hook in these disposable take out cups...a grat idea
all instructions were included
the finished bunting that Julie had already made was joined with crocheting ribbon along the top of each little flag
I have finished my first flag and will make some more. When my daughter comes over from SA to attend my mothers funeral, I will teach her how to make them too and she can take them home for her little house :)