Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Crochet with Ruby!

Hello friends

I am very happy to announce that in September a lovely lady called Ruby Byrne is
coming along to the shop to teach crochet.
I am putting my name down first!
Although I can crochet a very simple stitch I really want to learn how to make flowers,
create Granny Squares and more.
These are just a few pieces of her fine work.

Ruby is a very experienced tutor and runs classes throughout Kent.
The 'Learn to Crochet with Ruby Course' will be held on two consecutive Tuesday evenings -
2nd September and 9 September, 7pm - 9.30pm.
By the end of the first class you will know basic stitches and create a flower,
by the end of the second class you will know how to read a pattern!
The cost for both classes (a total of 5 hours tuition!) is £25.
Tea/coffee and cake included ...of course.

Please note you will need to bring a 5.5mm crochet hook and aran yarn.

All the details are on the website here - you can book online or please feel free
to call into the shop.

I'm really excited about this course, crochet is having a massive revival at the moment
and there are some beautiful patterns out there.
Crochet also combines so well with papercraft, I love the idea of placing 
crochet flowers on cards and scrapbook pages.

Enjoy your day, take care friends.


Diane said...

The flowers are gorgeous. Ggrrrr...I wish I was close enough to come along, I would love to be able to make these. Like you I can do the very basic but can't understand the patterns at all. I could really do with this course!

Stamping Bubbles said...

Good morning Christine
The flowers are gorgeous. It is such a shame I don't live closer - I too can do basic stitches but would love to be able to make flowers and read a pattern. The course would be perfect for me.
Enjoy the sunshine today. I have finished work for the summer now and am off to tackle my garden which is rather wild after all the sunshine and rain we have had.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Ruby's work is beautiful. I wish I could get to the course,it would be ideal for me as I just can't get past casting : ( Never mind, one day : ) Have a good day. Take care.

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Crocheting is such a lovely hobby and as you say works so well with papercrafting. My friend Wendy ( Spanish Crafter) crochets beautiful flowers and She's kindly given me some to put on my cards. I also sewed one onto a top of mine-looks lovely.
Love Val in Spain x

Carole Z said...

Those little flowers are so beautiful, despite many attempts by my Mum to teach me as a child and young adult, I could never get past basic knitting and could never master crochet, if I loved close to you I'd be giving it another go! Hugs Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Fabulous wish I lived closer. I crochet but not very good at it although I can do some flowers. Lovely creations xx hazel

Wendy L said...

How I envy you, I would love to learn more intricate designs, those flowers and leaves look great. xxxx

nattyboots said...

Aww Christine,if i lived close to you my name would be second on your list, i do know 1 or 2 stitches but that is all and i did manage to make my friends little dog a Mat a couple of years ago that i was proud off,{ no pattern i might add ,they look double dutch to me } i used just 1 stitch all the way along then just came back on myself haha . However to make flowers and Granny blankets and read patterns would be fantastic.
Have a lovely sunny day
Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I have always wanted to learn how to crochet, these samples of Ruby's work are stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris said...

Hi Christine, those flowers and leaves are gorgeous, I learnt to crochet as a little girl and used to make Poncho's. Do you remember those? Little lacy crocheted borders made with very fine thread looks lovely on cards too. Have a lovely day.
Chris xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
This crochet class looks really great,I am sure you will be booked up really quick, if only we all lived close to you.
I hope you have a good day . Take care.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Christine, how wonderful for the locals to have crochet lessons. I am sure we all would attend if it were possible so to the locals enjoy the experience.
X Ros

marg said...

Hello Christine
Love the crochet flowers!
I learnt to crochet when I was at school in the 50's, we used to do squares,Pot-holders and Tea-cosies!
In the 70's as said by Chris... it was Poncho's, for my daughter. Nice that the old crafts have come back only think I never tried was Lace making !
Enjoy the class Christine its so absorbing!
Take care
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the crochet flowers I would like to learn and I will at some point. So So beautiful love Jean Z xxx

Lacelady said...

Beautiful flowers Christine, I can see why you want to learn. I learned about 50 years ago, so I've done a lot in my time.

Janice said...

Morning Christine, a lovely idea to have varied craft classes. It's great that these crafts can be applied to card craft too. Have a good day. Janice xx

Laura O said...

fantastic flowers made here they look stunning .Laura O

SusanP, Kent said...

I used to crochet madly when I was a slip of a girl, but really only learned the basic way to create squares and rectangles. (Knitting on the other hand bored me silly). These little flowers are lovely and certainly would work beautifully on cards and other papercraft projects.

Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
Those Crochet'd flowers are simply beautiful, I know the basics of crocheting but nothing as neat as that!
I would love to learn to do it properly, why are you so far away?!
Can we all club together and buy a camper van, like the one Sooty used to have?
We could have "Hope & Chances on the road" , that would be one popular tour!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi. Christine
Love the crochet flowers. Had always wanted to learn how to crochet. I've seen lovely patterns in magazines for crochet tops. Wish I lived nearer so I could at least learn the basics.

AnneRD said...

Hi Christine, I can manage basic knitting, but have always struggled with crochet and tatting, have tried several times but have to admit defeat. Alas I am too far away to attend the classes. Anne x

LoraineC said...

Hi Christine, sorry I've been absent. Crazy at work and a bad cold are my excuses so I have been catching up on your blog this evening and ordered this months charity kit and the gorgeous hearts and cloud embellishments. What pretty crochet flowers I too wish I lived closer to your shop!! Hope you are enjoying this warm weather x

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