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Friday, 17 May 2013

crochet bunting workshop

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 :)


Just a little something from Judy said...

This looks like a creative and fun workshop. I like how they used those plastic cups. Great idea! I look forward to seeing your finished banner.

Flying Blind... said...

Sounds like a lovely day.
So glad Vashti is able to make it over to be with you and the family xxx

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Now this sounds like a delightful time and such a fun way to learn to make these cute crocheted buntings :)

SarahGeorge said...

Hi dear lindsey
Stopping by your bog for the first time. Seems you had a nice time learning new ideas and making new friends. I too love workshops like these. Nice reading this post. looking forward to read other posts. I too love crafting. But want to learn crotchet,specially to make something for my kid:)