New Workshops in Crochet and Knitting at the MVTM
Classes in crochet and knitting will be offered at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in January and February. Lynda Forgues, also known as “The Snowflake Lady,” has been crocheting for more decades than she’d care to admit. Lynda became “hooked” as a teenager, when her mother passed on the skills that she learned in a crochet class at night school.
Lynda will be offering three classes:
The Basics : A two-session class designed for the beginner with no previous crochet experience or as a refresher for those whose hooks are a bit ‘rusty.’ All materials are included in the cost. Classes are Saturday, January 10 and 17, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost for both sessions is $40 for museum members, $50 for non-members.
Building on the Basics (Intermediate) : Participants in these two sessions should have basic crochet skills and will learn to follow written instructions and diagrams (read a pattern), make buttonholes, change colours, work stitch variations and patterns, add borders and trims, and work in the round. Classes are Saturday, January 24 and 31, 2015
from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 for museum members, $50 for non-members. Materials list provided upon registration. Kits also available for purchase, if preferred.
The Sky’s The Limit (Advanced): These two sessions explore raised, crossed, twisted, and layered stitches; cabling; basket weave; adding zippers, pockets, and welts. Participants will also crochet some lace. Classes are Saturday February 7 and 14, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $40 for museum members, $50 for non-members. Skills required: basic crochet stitches, changing colours. Reading instructions would be beneficial. Materials list provided upon registration. Kits also available for purchase, if preferred.
To register for any of these classes, please call Lynda at 613-256-9381.
Also in January Patricia Sullivan will offer “Fun with Knitting.” In this two-hour class, participants will learn how to knit a beautiful lacey scarf, using lacey yarn and using/learning the basic knitting stitches. This class is open to everyone from beginners on up and is on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $20 for museum members, $25 for non-members. All materials included in the cost. Please let Patricia know at time of registration the colour of yarn preferred.
To register for this class, please call Patricia at 613-256-4648