I had a wonderful time at Olympia, I gave 2 workshops at the Knitting and Stitching show, Broomstick Crochet and Corner to Corner or C2C crochet.
The Broomstick Crochet is an old favourite – you use a large knitting needle, along with some 4ply yarn. I think I have done it 5 times now, but there are always different questions, and of course different people doing it. Sometimes I feel apprehensive just before we get started, but as I get into my stride I realise why I do it. I just love watching other people learn something!
New one for me was the Corner to Corner Motif. While it is not a difficult thing to do, there are a few tricksy bits. Understanding that you work diagonally, how to mark off the pattern, using different colours in a graph – all make for interesting learning.
All the ladies did well, bearing in mind that you have to learn in 1 hour! some just learned the technique for C2C, using one colour and others managed the whole square including a border!
The previous night, I made a video to show how to crochet the whole motif. The complete video is just over half an hour, but does show increases, decreases, colour changes and following a chart. I would love to hear whether this video helps, I have talked through the video, where my other ones are silent with subtitles. Unfortunately I have had to divide into two videos, with limits on Youtube!
Here they are,,,Enjoy!