Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Knitting & Crochet Guild London Meeting

The Knitting and Crochet Guild London Meeting was very well attended on Saturday 22nd March. A highlight of the meeting was seeing this stunning crochet jacket from the K&C Guild Collection. The jacket was recently featured in the Rowan Magazine (Number 55, Spring/ Summer 14). There is also an excellent related blog post on images of Irish Crochet in the Guild Collection by Barbara Smith.

The guest speaker at the meeting was Lindy Zubairy who brought along her amazing crochet designs. How inspiring! Lindy explained how this beautiful piece is made in one, beginning at the centre and picking up points on previous rounds to make the joins as you go.

Her gorgeous Tunisian crochet sweater is featured in Inside Crochet Magazine. 

While Lindy Zubairy taught the more experienced group how to make chevrons and an almond stitch, Linde Merrick stepped in at short notice to teach the less experienced group, including me. I am quite rusty with my crochet skills and needed lots of reminders! Linde gently led our table through the basic steps.

Having completed a small sampler including double crochet, treble crochet and half treble crochet stitches, we then moved on to granny squares. After some trial and error we made it! Thank you so much to Linde for her patience and sharing her knowledge. We all really appreciated it.

Linde also showed me how to complete my square with a treble crochet border.

I'm already looking forward to the next meeting in 3 months time!

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