September 29th was the first in our three-part series of Handmade Holiday workshops at Tranquil Space Arlington. We had a great time exploring the art of crocheting with a mix of new to experienced crocheters. We refreshed knowledge, worked to build muscle memory with our hooks, and practiced reading patterns while making face cloths and scrubbers. Midway through we took a yoga stretch break to open up wrists, hips, shoulders, and backs.
Jenny, Danielle, Roula, and Stephanie were a blast (see their creations in the photo – counterclockwise from top left).
Want to join in on the fun? Here are the upcoming workshops in this series (no prior crochet experience required and attendance on September 28th is not a prerequisite):
October 26th, 7:30 PM–9:00 PM—(Not Your) Granny’s Squares—Basic granny square pattern. Granny squares are back in style. Sew a few together to make a stylish and warm scarf, throw for the couch, reusable market bag…the list goes on and on.
November 23rd, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM—Keeping You Warm—Simple coffee cup cozy, mesh cowl, and basic hat. Pair the coffee cup cozy with a reusable cup and some hot chocolate for a quick, simple, and thoughtful holiday gift for your child’s teacher or a friend.
Participants are asked for a suggested donation of $5 to support the studio’s charity of the month:
October: Tranquil Space Foundation
November: Wounded Warriors Project
All workshops will include a short yoga stretch break midway through to help release wrists, hips, shoulders, and back. So, wear comfortable clothes, grab your hooks or sticks, and join us to start on your Handmade Holiday!
E-mail Lisa (email@example.com) with any questions. Check out my personal blog for http://lisacalandriello.com/blog/ for information about the patterns we used.