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    • 3 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Zoom Event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82661553021?pwd=bFpIWTZSNjRFVTZldkVBbVQ1WEdsQT09
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    Show & Share - Monthly meetup to chat with friends around the country and overseas, WIPS, finished projects, help and support for our crochet community.

    Each month, a different committee member from  Crochet Guild Australia hosts the event - so you can get to know each of them!  

    This is just one of the many benefits of your membership with  Crochet Guild Australia. Tell your friends - and we will see you there!  Online.  The first Monday of every month (except January each year).

    Your link is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82661553021?pwd=bFpIWTZSNjRFVTZldkVBbVQ1WEdsQT09

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    • 8 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ACST)
    • Republic Hotel, 120 Magill Rd, NORWOOD SA 5067
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    Crochet Guild Australia is delighted to invite you to its monthly

    SA Adelaide Branch Meetup in Person!!!


    Join us this June!

    Bring your hooks, yarn and laughter. Bring completed makes to show and share!  At this meet up you will find out about Guild News and more.

    WHERE:  Republic Hotel in Norwood. We will meet in the undercover and enclosed beer garden.

    120 Magill Rd, Norwood SA 5067.

    WHEN:   Saturday 8th June

    TIME: 10.00 AM - 12:00PM

    Hello South Australia!

    Crochet Guild Australia (CGA) has some super exciting news to share.  The Adelaide Branch is meeting on the second Saturday of each month.

    Please come along to the Republic Hotel in Norwood.  We will meet in the undercover and enclosed beer garden

    Please bring along your current crochet project, something for show and share, and some ideas on how you would like our local branch to operate.

    Feel free to pass this information on to your crochet friends.  However, please note these gatherings are for members of Crochet Guild Australia.  Non-members are welcome to attend two consecutive meetings to see if they like what the Guild has to offer.  After these two meetings membership is required for continued attendance.

    I am looking forward to meeting you.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email your questions / concerns.

    Kind regards,

    Ondine

    ENQUIRIES

    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AEST)
    • Banana Bender Pub, 1 Downunder Dr, Palmview QLD 4553
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    Crochet Guild Australia is delighted to invite you to its monthly "Branch Meetup" - of Sunshine Coast and surrounding members.

    Bring your hooks, yarn and laughter. Bring completed makes to show and share!  At this meet up you will find out about Guild News and more.

    WHERE:  The meet-up will be held at a specially reserved area on the ground cafe area of the Banana Bender Pub, in the beautiful Sunshine Coast region - directly off the Bruce Highway.

    WHEN:   MONDAY JUNE 10th

    TIME: 10.00-1200noon

    Enjoy the tropical setting with access to the cafe and afterwards if you want to stay longer, you can enjoy a lovely lunch or snack at the cafe and restaurant.

    Members are welcome to invite a crochet enthusiast who is a non-member for this event.

    ENQUIRIES

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Panthers Football Club; 33 Beaumont Ave, Nth Richmond, NSW, 2754
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    Crochet Guild Australia is delighted to invite you to its monthly

     "Branch meet up"  for Hawkesbury NSW members.

    Bring your hooks, yarn and laughter. Bring completed makes to show and share!  At this meet up you will find out about Guild News and more.

    WHERE:  The meet-up will be held at a specially reserved area at the

    Panthers Football Club

    33 Beaumont Avenue, North Richmond,

    NSW 2754

    WHEN: Saturday 15th June 2024

    TIME: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come and enjoy a meet up with fellow CGA members, bring your projects, wear something crochet if you have it, a dash of laughter and a little spare for a coffee. Lets get the region filled with Crochet Happyness!   If you are travelling around Australia, feel free to book a ticket and come along.

    This is the very first meeting in the area, please come along and support this new branch, Linda and Kerri are looking forward to meeting you all!

    Please note,we gladly invite non-members for up to two casual attendances, but to continue you would need to join the guild.  

    ENQUIRIES

    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Six Points Cafe, 1 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds, Vic, 3039
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    Crochet Guild Australia is delighted to invite you to its monthly

    "Branch Meetup" -   Melbourne Members!!

    We are so excited to invite you to the newest branch in Melbourne. Let’s meet up once per month on a Thursday. Come along have a cuppa, snack or full brunch and of course do bring your crochet! We can get to know one another, discuss any crochet topics, and toss around ideas and suggestions for our group on the day. All skill levels welcome and of course complete beginners and those that want to take up our fabulous avocation.

    Bring your hooks, yarn and laughter. Bring completed makes to show and share!  At this meet up you will find out about Guild News and more.

    WHERE:  The meet-up will be held at a specially reserved area at the Six Points Cafe, 1 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds Vic 3039

    WHEN:   THURSDAY June 20th

    TIME: 10.30-12.30 pm

    Members are welcome to invite a crochet enthusiast who is a non-member for this event.

    (Onstreet parking only 1 hour. 2 hours free at Kmart underground at Moonee Ponds Central. At this end of Puckle street it’s close to public transport junction, bus and tram. At the very other end of Puckle street is the train station.)

    ENQUIRIES

    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 8
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    Join Crochet Guild Australia for a transformative 2-day Crochet Teacher's Training session preceding the National Crochet Conference in Melbourne this June. Led by a team of seasoned instructors with over 50 years of collective teaching experience, this comprehensive program equips you with the confidence and skills to excel as a crochet teacher.

    Discover how to teach effectively to both left-handed and right-handed students, develop structured lesson plans, and master classroom management techniques for handling diverse student needs. This Level 1 Crochet Instructor Certificate course aligns with the standards set by the Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA), while emphasizing the unique qualities and practices specific to Australian crochet.

    Throughout the training, participants will engage in hands-on learning activities, complete crochet samples, and undertake written assignments to demonstrate proficiency in fundamental crochet techniques and teaching principles. A comprehensive manual provided during the training serves as a valuable ongoing resource for your teaching journey.

    Upon successful completion of Level 1, participants earn an Instructor Certificate, with the option to pursue Level 2 for a Teacher Certificate.

    Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your crochet teaching skills and join a vibrant community of crochet educators.

    Teacher: Various
    Duration: Two full day sessions: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  A digital PDF manual will be emailed once registered. Please bring a copy of this manual to the session. 
    Skill Level:  Advanced – Very confident in all areas of crochet. Can modify and adjust a pattern without hesitation. Crocheter may create their own designs.

    Please bring the following with you to the Course sessions::

    • Hooks ranging in size from 2mm - 6mm
    • A range of yarns in a selection of colours, fibres and weights
    • scissors
    • crochet stitch markers
    • yarn needle
    • Notebook and pen
    • a copy of the Crochet Teacher Training Manual

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

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    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 8
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    Join Jill Rakich at the national crochet conference for her workshop, "Crochet Lanterns to Light Up Your Life." Participants will embark on a creative journey to craft a charming lantern, learning techniques that can be applied to larger projects.

    In this hands-on session, participants will receive the pattern and gain insights into adapting for larger-scale creations. Jill emphasises the mathematical aspect of jar lamp-making, empowering attendees to explore various shapes and sizes confidently.

    With over 50 years of crochet experience, Jill Rakich brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to her workshops. Since retiring in 2019, she has dedicated her time to designing homewares, clothing, and, notably, intricately crafted lanterns. Her designs were showcased in the choreographed fashion parade at last year's conference in Sydney. Having refined her lantern-making techniques over the past four years, Jill is eager to share her insights and expertise, condensing years of trial and error into a concise three-hour workshop. Whether crafting lanterns or beaded jars, Jill's passion for crochet shines through, offering participants an enriching and inspiring experience.

    Teacher: Jill Rakich
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  All materials needed to complete one small lantern will be provided. Patterns will be provided the project. (Value $40, included in workshop cost).
    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June).
    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • Crochet hook suitable for 8 ply yarn (3.5mm or 4mm)
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle
    • Stitch markers

    Note: All materials needed to complete one small jar light and one small lantern will be provided.


    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 9
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    Join Arunima Goel (knitterknotter) at the National Crochet Conference for her Getting Started with Tunisian Mosaic Crochet workshop. Discover the captivating art of Tunisian mosaic crochet and embark on a journey of colour work and texture.

    Participants will delve into the fundamentals of Tunisian mosaic crochet through hands-on exercises, learning essential techniques such as reading mosaic crochet charts, executing colour changes, and creating intricate patterns. By the end of the workshop, attendees will confidently possess the skills and knowledge needed to start their own Tunisian mosaic crochet projects.

    Arunima, a software engineer with a passion for crochet, brings over 15 years of experience to her designs. Focusing on Tunisian crochet, she crafts patterns that offer both beauty and a learning experience. Join Arunima as she shares her expertise and guides participants through the enchanting world of Tunisian mosaic crochet, where creativity knows no bounds.

    Teacher: Arunima Goel
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Arunima will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Has ideally completed 2-3 projects or is new to Tunisian Mosaic Crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • A 'pointy' 6 mm Tunisian crochet hook that can accommodate at least 20 stitches (it can be a long hook or one with a cable).
    • Worsted weight / 10 ply yarn in two contrasting colours (about 50 yards each). Choose a yarn that's easy to work with and doesn't split easily.
    • Tapestry needle
    • scissors

    Picking the right hook and yarn is crucial for your first Tunisian Mosaic project. The yarn should be easy to work with, and the hook should be pointy to pick the right loops and bars. The yarn should also have enough contrast for the pattern to be clearly visible. Although a 6 mm hook is recommended, having a range of hook sizes (5 mm to 8 mm) is helpful for matching the right hook to your yarn.

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 7
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    Join Melissa Hughes at the National Crochet Conference for an exciting workshop on her Sculptured Waves Crochet Patterns. Discover the innovative techniques behind the award-winning Sculptured Wave Scarf, recognized for its creativity at the Australian Wool and Sheep Show in 2023. Participants will delve into creating Sculptured Waves mittens, mastering the unique stitch variations including the Top Loop Picot and Front/Back Loop crochet. Advanced crafters can challenge themselves by progressing to crafting the stunning scarf adorned with increasing sized waves. Melissa, a seasoned crocheter with a passion for pushing creative boundaries, brings over five years of pattern design experience, including her renowned dragon shawl. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the captivating world of Sculptured Waves and elevate your crochet skills to new heights.

    Melissa Hughes, a dedicated crocheter since her teenage years, has embarked on a journey inspired by innovators like Bonnie Bay and Sue Perez to transcend traditional crochet forms. With over five years of pattern design under her belt, including the beloved dragon shawl, Melissa's recent focus has been on exploring the intricate shapes of ocean waves through crochet.

    Teacher: Melissa Hughes
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Attendees will receive a copy of the Sculptured Waves Mitten patterns and the award winning Scarf pattern.
    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June).
    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • 50g of sock/4ply yarn (Solid or semi-solid coloured yarns are easiest to work with for this pattern)
    • 4mm hook or your preferred hook for sock/4ply yarn
    • scissors
    • yarn needle
    • crochet stitch markers

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 19
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    Join Vicky Ledwy at the National Crochet Conference for an enriching workshop on crocheting a 3D Roses. Delve into the intricate world of Irish Crochet as Vicky guides you through crafting a stunning 5 or 6 petal rose using this timeless technique. Gain a deeper understanding of the mathematical principles behind creating 3-dimensional roses and learn how to seamlessly incorporate them into perfect granny squares. Participants will not only leave with a beautiful rose block but also with the skills to transform their creations into elegant brooches or other adornments. As one of crochet's most revered techniques, mastering the art of 3D roses will undoubtedly elevate your crafting repertoire.

    Vicky Ledwy brings over 40 years of crochet expertise to the table, having started her journey with crochet as a toddler. Currently serving as the Secretary of the Guild, Vicky is deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills with fellow enthusiasts. With a rich history of teaching crochet through various platforms including TAFE, her own studio, and community groups, Vicky's dedication to the craft is evident. Her active involvement in social media and contribution to online discussions further solidify her commitment to fostering a thriving crochet community. Additionally, Vicky's extensive experience in organizing events and judging various handicraft competitions adds a unique depth to her expertise, making her an invaluable resource in the world of crochet.

    Teacher: Vicky Ledwy
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Vicky will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a more advanced crocheter who wants to level up their crochet. 

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • at least three colours of 8ply yarn: one colour for the rose, one for a leaf and one for the background
    • 4mm hook or your preferred hook for 8ply yarn
    • scissors
    • yarn needle
    • crochet stitch markers

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 3
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    Join Vicky Ledwy, Secretary of the Guild and crochet enthusiast with over 40 years of experience, at the National Crochet Conference for an enlightening workshop on How to Tunisian Crochet. Dive into the world of Tunisian crochet as Vicky guides participants through mastering the unique techniques and stitches that distinguish it from traditional crochet. From handling a Tunisian hook to understanding the fundamental stitches, participants will embark on a crochet adventure filled with tips, tricks, and invaluable insights to ensure success. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this class offers something for everyone. Students will have the opportunity to work on samples or even create their own Tunisian crochet scarf under Vicky's expert guidance. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the most experienced crochet educators in the country and take your crochet skills to new heights.

    Vicky Ledwy's crochet journey began in her toddler years, evolving into a lifelong passion and commitment to sharing her expertise with others. With over four decades of teaching experience, Vicky has empowered countless individuals through her workshops, classes, and online tutorials. As Secretary of the Guild, Vicky plays a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant crochet community, both locally and online. Her dedication extends beyond crochet, as evidenced by her involvement in various committees and community organizations, where she has made significant contributions to rural traditions and cultural events. With a wealth of experience in judging and organizing shows, Vicky brings a unique perspective and unparalleled expertise to the world of crochet education.

    Teacher: Vicky Ledwy
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Vicky will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Has ideally completed 2-3 projects or is new to Tunisian Crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • at least two colours of 8ply or 10 ply yarn (any colour or fibre of choice)
    • 4.50mm – 5.50 mm Tunisian Crochet hooks (it can be a long hook or one with a cable)
    • scissors
    • yarn needle
    • crochet stitch markers

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 6
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    Embark on a crochet journey with Wendy Thompson at the National Crochet Conference as she introduces you to the captivating world of Mosaic Crochet. This workshop aims to equip participants with a solid understanding of overlay mosaic crochet, from deciphering charts to designing unique projects.

    Under Wendy's expert guidance, attendees will delve into the intricacies of the Mosaic Bookcase pattern, gaining hands-on experience and confidence in their mosaic crochet skills. Discover the magic of creating intricate designs with ease, as Wendy demystifies mosaic chart reading and shares invaluable tips for success.

    Unleash your creativity and elevate your crochet repertoire with mosaic crochet. Wendy's passion for crochet shines through as she invites you to join her in this addictive and rewarding craft. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a novice, this workshop promises to ignite your passion for crochet and leave you inspired to embark on your mosaic crochet journey.

    Wendy Thompson is a dedicated crocheter whose love for the craft knows no bounds. With a home adorned in cozy throws and a penchant for gifting handmade treasures, Wendy is on a mission to spread the joy of crochet far and wide. Join her in exploring the endless possibilities of crochet and let's get tangled up in yarn together!

    Teacher: Wendy Thompson
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions: 

    Participants will receive a digital copy of Mosaic Bookcase Extended pattern at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June).

    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a Crocheter of any level who is new to Mosaic Crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • 50 grams of 8ply / DK weight or 10 ply / Worsted yarn in two contrasting colours (preferably not black)
    • Corresponding crochet hook for yarn (4mm or 5mm)
    • Notebook and pen
    • scissors
    • yarn needle
    • crochet stitch markers

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 17
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    Join Krisztina Matejcsok-Edomer (K.A.M.E. Crochet) at the National Crochet Conference for an eco-friendly adventure in crafting the Sakura Market Bag. This workshop aims to provide participants with a solid foundation for creating K.A.M.E. Crochet's signature market bag adorned with a decorative mandala bottom. Crafted with 100% cotton yarn for durability and sustainability, this bag is perfect for all your shopping needs, washable and reusable for an eco-conscious lifestyle.

    Discover the joy of reusable bags with Krisztina’s delightful creation. Drawing inspiration from her Sakura Face Scrubbies pattern, Krisztina has extended her design to include a beautifully textured bottom, adding a unique touch to the finished product. While the pattern is easy to follow, it offers opportunities for more advanced crocheters to explore special stitches.

    Krisztina’s (K.A.M.E. Crochet) crochet journey began in 2017 while awaiting the arrival of her baby boy, sparking a passion for creating unique and heartfelt items. Since then, she has been dedicated to sharing the joy of crocheting and designing her own patterns. Join Krisztina in embracing the creative process and crafting beautiful, sustainable pieces with love and dedication.

    Teacher: Krisztina Matejcsok-Edomer (K.A.M.E. Crochet)
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions: 

    participants will receive a digital copy of Sakura Market Bag pattern at the workshop.

    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June)

    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a more advanced crocheter who is looking to make this market bag with the designer herself.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • 100 grams of 8ply / DK weight cotton yarn in any colour
    • Corresponding crochet hook for yarn (4mm)
    • scissors
    • yarn needle
    • crochet stitch markers

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 8
    Register

    Join Jill Rakich at the national crochet conference for her workshop, "Crochet Jars to Light Up Your Life." Participants will embark on a creative journey to craft a small beaded jar, learning techniques that can be applied to larger projects.

    In this hands-on session, participants will receive the pattern and gain insights into adapting for larger-scale creations. Jill emphasises the mathematical aspect of jar lamp-making, empowering attendees to explore various shapes and sizes confidently.

    With over 50 years of crochet experience, Jill Rakich brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to her workshops. Since retiring in 2019, she has dedicated her time to designing homewares, clothing, and, notably, intricately crafted lanterns. Her designs were showcased in the choreographed fashion parade at last year's conference in Sydney. Having refined her lantern-making techniques over the past four years, Jill is eager to share her insights and expertise, condensing years of trial and error into a concise three-hour workshop. Whether crafting lanterns or beaded jars, Jill's passion for crochet shines through, offering participants an enriching and inspiring experience.

    Teacher: Jill Rakich
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions: 

    All materials needed to complete one small jar light will be provided. Pattern will be provided for the project. (Value $40, included in workshop cost)

    General admission for the day (Thursday, 27 June)

    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • Crochet hook suitable for 8 ply yarn (3.5mm or 4mm)
    • Scissors
    • Yarn needle
    • Stitch markers

    Note: All materials needed to complete one small jar light and one small lantern will be provided.


    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 4
    Register

    Join Vicky Ledwy at the National Crochet Conference for an enlightening morning workshop for Mosaic Crochet. Dive into Mosaic Crochet as Vicky guides participants through reading and interpreting graphs tailored for this unique technique. Discover insider tips and tricks to ensure flawless edges while working from the graph and explore various border and finishing techniques.

    Participants can create a small yet delightful piece of work, such as a Mug Rug or Pot Holder, perfectly sized for completion within the scheduled class time. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have gained a solid foundation in Mosaic Crochet and be equipped with the skills to tackle future projects with confidence.

    Vicky Ledwy brings over 40 years of crochet expertise to the table, having cultivated her passion for the craft since childhood. Currently serving as the Secretary of the Guild, Vicky has shared her knowledge far and wide, teaching crochet through TAFE courses, her own studio, craft groups, and local shops. With an active presence in the online crochet community, Vicky contributes to Crochet Guild Australia's social media platforms, providing valuable teaching resources and engaging in meaningful discussions with members. Her extensive experience includes designing and leading Crochet Alongs (CALs) online, as well as serving on various committees and judging crochet and other handicrafts at regional shows and events. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Vicky and embark on your mosaic crochet journey!

    Teacher: Vicky Ledwy
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Vicky will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a Crocheter of any level looking to start mosaic crochet for the first time.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • 1 x ball of 8ply Black yarn (if you struggle with black then please substitute for white or cream)

    • 1x ball of any contrasting colour you wish to compliment with black

    • 4mm hook or your preferred hook for 8ply yarn
    • scissors
    • yarn needle
    • crochet stitch markers

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 14
    Register

    Join Cara Engwerda, the creative mind behind Cara's Creations, for a delightful half-day workshop at the National Crochet Conference, where she'll introduce Aussie crocheters to the enchanting world of amigurumi. This workshop aims to provide participants with the foundational skills needed to create adorable crocheted toys, along with invaluable tips and tricks from an experienced amigurumi maker and designer.

    Discover the joy of crafting small knitted or crocheted toys, known as "amigurumi," and unlock the endless possibilities of this beloved craft. Starting with a simple design, Cara will guide you through refining your tension, minimizing gaps between stitches, and mastering the art of working in the round with a double crochet stitch.

    Cara Engwerda, a crochet designer based in Melbourne, Australia, discovered her love for crochet in 2016 and quickly became captivated by amigurumi. Since then, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the amigurumi community, collaborating with international brands and magazines and sharing her delightful designs through various platforms. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Cara and dive into the enchanting world of amigurumi!

    Teacher: Cara Engwerda
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Cara will provide a digital pattern in your booking confirmation.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or an experienced crocheter looking to try amigurumi for the first time.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • 8ply (DK yarn) > less than 25g GREY, BLACK, WHITE, PINK and BROWN 

    • A digital copy of the pattern on your device or a printed copy

    • Hanging strings or keychains (optional)

    • Stitch marker

    • Polyester toy stuffing

    • Tapestry needle

    • Scissors

    • Hook for 8ply yarn (2.5-3mm recommended)

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 8
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    Join Shelley Husband, renowned crochet expert, at the National Crochet Conference for an enlightening workshop on the Advanced Granny Square.

    Delve into the intricate world of crochet as Shelley guides you through advanced techniques, tips, and tricks to elevate your granny square creations to new heights. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter looking to expand your skills or a passionate beginner eager to explore the possibilities, this workshop promises to inspire and empower.

    From exploring complex stitch patterns to mastering seamless colour transitions, participants will gain invaluable insights into creating stunning granny square designs. Immerse yourself in a supportive learning environment where creativity flourishes, and discover the endless possibilities of this timeless crochet classic. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading figures in the crochet community and take your granny square expertise to the next level. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable experience at the Advanced Granny Square workshop with Shelley Husband.

    Teacher: Shelley Husband
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Shelley will provide some workshop-related handouts.

    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).

    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Has ideally completed 2-3 projects or anyone looking to enhance their granny squares from a granny square master.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • solid coloured yarn (any weight or fibre) in 2 colours – 1 ball each

    • hook size to suit yarn (eg 8 ply and a 4 or 4.5 mm hook)

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 9
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    Discover the art of Mock Hairpin Lace at the National Crochet Conference with Linda Dean! In this half-day workshop, participants will learn to crochet long loops that mimic the look of Hairpin Lace without the need for a loom. Linda will guide you through the process of creating these loops using just your hook, offering shortcuts for fringe and innovative stitch techniques. Expect to master consistent loop height, shaping, and integration into familiar stitch patterns.

    Linda Dean is a seasoned crochet designer and educator, known for her inventive approach to stitching. As a self-taught crocheter, she emphasizes the journey of creation as much as the final product. With over a decade of teaching experience and active involvement in the Crochet Guild of America, Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to her workshops. Join her for an inspiring exploration of crochet possibilities at the conference!

    Teacher: Linda Dean
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Linda will provide some workshop-related handouts.

    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).

    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • solid coloured yarn (any weight or fibre) in 2 colours – 1 ball each

    • hook size to suit yarn (eg 8 ply and a 4 or 4.5 mm hook)

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 8
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    Unleash your creativity with Jenny Whiting's Freeform Wall Art workshop at the National Crochet Conference! Dive into the world of freeform crochet and craft your own unique masterpiece to display proudly. Jenny will guide participants through the process of selecting yarns, colours, and stitch combinations to create captivating compositions. From beads to seed pods, the possibilities for embellishments are endless, adding depth and intrigue to your creation.

    With no set pattern, Jenny provides guidelines and inspiration, empowering participants to express their individuality. This workshop fosters confidence and encourages exploration of freeform crochet beyond the classroom, unlocking a more creative approach to the craft. Aligning with themes of well-being and mandala-making, Jenny's workshop promises both artistic fulfilment and personal growth.

    As a seasoned crocheter with over 55 years of experience, Jenny is passionate about sustainable crochet and pattern design. Her creations span from brooches to blankets, reflecting her love for repurposing yarn and crafting meaningful pieces. Join Jenny Whiting for an enriching journey into the world of freeform crochet artistry!

    Teacher: Jenny Whiting
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Jenny will provide a selection of yarns, beads and seed pods in addition to some large crochet hooks. Jenny will provide some workshop-related handouts on the day. 

    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).

    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • A range of crochet hooks (3mm to 15mm) that you have on hand

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    • bring leftover and textured yarn bits, and embellishments if you have some you want to use (optional)

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    <<p class="contStyleSmaller">Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 4
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    Embark on a creative journey with Jenny King's Anatomy of a Swirl Jacket workshop at the National Crochet Conference! Unlock the secrets of constructing swirl jackets in six different captivating ways, from simple to intricate. Participants will dive into the world of stitch and pattern construction, exploring techniques to create personalized wearable art. Using miniature versions for 18-inch dolls, attendees will craft three unique swirl jacket variations, experimenting with armhole placement and shaping to achieve different effects. Jenny will guide participants in converting mandalas or antique crochet patterns into stunning swirl jackets, igniting their imaginations with endless possibilities.

    Jenny King, an esteemed crochet designer, teacher, and author with over 20 years of experience, leads this workshop. Renowned for her innovative designs, Jenny has published over 20 pattern books and countless designs internationally, ranging from intricate beaded bags to swimwear and blankets. As the founder of the Crochet Guild Australia and former President and Director of Education, Jenny is dedicated to sharing her passion for crochet and empowering others to create their own unique projects. Join Jenny King for an inspiring exploration of swirl jacket construction and unleash your creativity!

    Teacher: Jenny King
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Jenny will have interfacing available for purchase at the workshop if participants wish to purchase ($10).

    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).

    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • three colours of 8ply/DK yarn in a fibre of your choice

    • a 4mm crochet hook (or your preference of size for 8ply yarn)

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    • tape measure
    • notebook and pen

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 17
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    Dive into the innovative world of Waterfall Crochet with Lynda Tompkins at the National Crochet Conference! Discover the magic of creating intricate patterns without the hassle of mid-row colour changes. Waterfall Crochet, a technique pioneered by Joanne C. Gonzalez, offers the illusion of multiple colour changes without the need for carrying yarn or making mid-row adjustments. Unlike mosaic crochet, Waterfall Crochet utilizes only treble stitches, preserving the elegant drape of longer stitches while creating captivating designs.

    In this half-day workshop, Lynda will guide participants through the Waterfall Crochet technique using a specially crafted design. Participants will not only master this exciting technique but also have the opportunity to purchase discounted books written by Joanne Gonzalez, further enhancing their crochet repertoire.

    Expect to leave the workshop feeling confident and accomplished, equipped with the skills to create stunning, colourful patterns effortlessly. Join Lynda Tompkins for an enriching exploration of Waterfall Crochet and unlock a world of creative possibilities!

    Teacher: Linda Tomkins
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Linda will provide handouts at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level: 

    Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a Crocheter of any level wanting to master this technique.

    Must be confident in your ability to Treble/Triple Crochet (US) or Double Treble Crochet (UK).


    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • two colours of either 8ply or 10ply yarn in a fibre of your choice

    • crochet hook to match your yarn

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 7
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    Join Vicky Ledwy at the National Crochet Conference for an enchanting workshop on creating an Australiana Crocheted Jewellery Ensemble. Perfect for those who love to adorn themselves with their own handcrafted treasures, this class will focus on crafting intricate Australian floral designs using basic crochet stitches. Participants will have the opportunity to not only learn Vicky's unique approach but also to unleash their creativity by designing their own pieces. The ensemble will comprise a necklace, earrings, and a ring, allowing attendees to leave with a complete set of stunning crocheted jewellery.

    Vicky Ledwy brings a wealth of experience to the crochet community, having been immersed in the craft since childhood. Currently serving as the Secretary of the Guild, Vicky has over 40 years of teaching experience, having instructed crochet through various platforms including TAFE, her own studio, and community groups. Active on social media, she regularly contributes to the online presence of Crochet Guild Australia, sharing teaching videos and engaging with members. Vicky's passion extends beyond crochet, as evidenced by her involvement in organizing community events and serving on committees for various associations. With a diverse background in crafting and judging, Vicky's expertise ensures a rich and rewarding learning experience for workshop participants. 

    Teacher: Vicky Ledwy
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Vicky will provide handouts at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • Several colours of your chosen yarn (images use 4ply cotton). Suggested colours in green, golden yellow, red, white, brown
    • Hook to suit your chosen yarn (images used 1.5mm hook)
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 6
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    Join Linda Dean at the National Crochet Conference for What the Pattern Does Not Say, a half-day workshop delving into the essential but often overlooked aspects of finishing crochet projects. Gain a comprehensive understanding of finish work, including the "assumed knowledge" that patterns often call for, such as finishing off and weaving in ends.

    In this session, Linda will guide participants through various approaches to completing these instructions, elevating their projects from good to exceptional. Explore techniques like invisible joins, splitting ply weaving ends, mattress seaming, and wet and steam blocking, understanding their pros and cons and when to utilize each for optimal results.

    As a self-taught crocheter with extensive teaching experience and involvement with the Crochet Guild of America, Linda emphasizes the importance of the journey in crochet creation. Participants can expect to not only enhance their current projects but also gain valuable insights to elevate future endeavors. Don't miss this opportunity to refine your crochet skills and make your projects truly stunning!

    Teacher: Linda Dean
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Linda will provide handouts at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a Crocheter of any level who wants a better understanding of written patterns.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • Students are not required to bring anything to this workshop. However, they may find it helpful to bring basic crochet supplies and a note pad and pen with them.

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
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    Join Jenny King at the National Crochet Conference for an exciting half-day workshop on Crochet Tartans! Perfect for beginners, this class will teach you all the techniques needed to crochet a tartan placemat while laying the foundation for creating a full-sized tartan blanket for your family's clan.

    Discover the rich tradition of Tartan or Plaid Afghans, a beloved crochet staple in Australia. Jenny will guide you through the intricacies of weaving, fringing, and finishing off tails, empowering you to create stunning tartan pieces with ease. These vibrant creations, with their brightly interwoven colours, are not only visually striking but also surprisingly simple to construct, making them an ideal project for both seasoned crocheters and newcomers alike.

    As an award-winning crochet designer, teacher, and author, Jenny brings over 20 years of experience to her workshops, along with a passion for sharing the art of crochet with others. From intricate beaded bags to cozy blankets, Jenny's innovative designs inspire creativity and showcase the versatility of crochet. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading experts and embark on your own tartan crochet journey!

    Teacher: Jenny King
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Jenny will provide handouts at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a crocheter of any level looking to level up their colour work. 

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • three colours of 8ply acrylic yarn 

    • crochet hook to match your yarn

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 4
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    Join us for an exciting half-day workshop led by renowned crochet artist Shelley Husband, where she will showcase her latest book and share her expertise in the craft. Delve into the intricate world of crochet with Shelley as she demonstrates advanced techniques, offers personalised tips, and guides participants through hands-on projects inspired by her innovative designs.

    Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or just starting, this workshop promises to ignite your creativity and take your skills to new heights. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading experts!

    Teacher: Shelley Husband
    Duration: Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Shelley will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Friday, 28 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Has ideally completed 2-3 projects or anyone looking to get a sneak peak at Shelley's latest book!

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • solid coloured yarn (any weight or fibre) in 2 colours – 1 ball each

    • hook size to suit yarn (eg 8 ply and a 4 or 4.5 mm hook)

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 15
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    Join Krisztina Matejcsok-Edomer (K.A.M.E. Crochet) for an exciting half-day workshop at the National Crochet Conference! Dive into the world of crochet and learn to create the stunning Mathom Beanie, perfect for keeping cozy during the fall and winter seasons.

    This workshop aims to guide participants through the process of crafting this beautiful accessory, showcasing the unique textures achieved through various stitches. Using a combination of Extra Fine Merino for warmth and Kid Silk for fluffiness, participants will discover how to create a beanie that not only looks stylish but also offers practical warmth. Don't worry if you don't have the recommended yarn; this versatile pattern adapts seamlessly to aran/worsted weight yarn as well. By the end of the workshop, attendees can expect to leave with the skills and knowledge needed to complete their own Mathom Beanie, ready to showcase their crochet prowess wherever they go. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your crochet skills and create a fashionable accessory for the colder months ahead!

    Krisztina’s (K.A.M.E. Crochet) crochet journey began in 2017 while awaiting the arrival of her baby boy, sparking a passion for creating unique and heartfelt items. Since then, she has been dedicated to sharing the joy of crocheting and designing her own patterns. Join Krisztina in embracing the creative process and crafting beautiful, sustainable pieces with love and dedication.

    Teacher: Krisztina Matejcsok-Edomer (K.A.M.E. Crochet)
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  participants will receive a digital copy of Mathom Beanie pattern at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Saturday, 29 June).
    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • 4.5mm (G+) Hook
    • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
    • Scissors
    • Stitch markers
    • Faux Fur Pompom
    • Yarn to make the beanie (see below)

    The recommended yarn for this project is Hobbii Friends Extra Fine Merino (Sport/5ply) and Hobbii Friends Kid Silk (Lace/2ply) held together in the following quantities:

    • Toddler: 25-30 grams (1-1 ball of each)
    • Child Small: 30-35 grams (1-1 ball of each)
    • Child Large: 40-45 grams (1-1 ball of each)
    • Adult Small/Medium: 45-50 grams (1-1 ball of each)
    • Adult Large: 55-60 grams (2-2 balls of each)

    or alternatively you can use any other aran/worsted yarn suitable (Note: Using aran/worsted weight yarn changes the yarn quantities required!)

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 14
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    Join Clare Cooper, amigurumi designer and creator behind @ochepots, for an engaging half-day workshop at the National Crochet Conference! Discover the delightful world of amigurumi as Clare guides participants through the creation of adorable Llama Worry Dolls. This workshop aims to provide attendees with the skills and confidence to tackle small amigurumi projects, offering step-by-step instruction through written patterns and hands-on demonstrations.

    Participants will have the opportunity to customize their own worry llama, selecting colours and learning techniques such as cluster stitches, colour changes, and simple embroidery to add personality and charm to their creations. Clare will share insights into the inspiration behind the design and offer tips for making each doll truly unique.

    As an experienced amigurumi designer with a background in crochet education, Clare will also provide valuable advice on yarn and hook selection, stuffing, and finishing touches to ensure participants get the most out of their projects. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned crocheter, this workshop promises to inspire creativity and expand your amigurumi skills.

    Teacher: Clare Cooper
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  participants will receive a digital copy of the Worry Doll pattern at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Saturday, 29 June).
    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • Sport to DK weight yarn in assorted colours
    • 2 - 2.5mm crochet hook
    • Black embroidery floss
    • Embroidery and yarn needles
    • Fibrefill (top stuffing)
    • Scissors

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 13
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    Join Kylie Moleta, renowned crochet designer and author of 'A Year of Granny Squares', for an exciting half-day workshop at the National Crochet Conference. Delve into the creative world of granny squares with Kylie as she introduces participants to the innovative Spin Your Granny Square technique.

    During this hands-on workshop, participants will receive a comprehensive guide to creating full, half, and quarter granny squares, unlocking the potential for endless variations by playing with size and colour. Kylie will showcase unique and modern layouts achievable through simple adjustments, providing inspiration for participants to personalize their own creations.

    Discover the beauty of continuous join-as-you-go techniques, where squares are positioned in a diamond format rather than the traditional square layout, creating a captivating and contemporary aesthetic. Kylie's expertise and passion for color and design will shine through as she shares tips and tricks for achieving stunning results.

    As a freelance crochet designer with a rich background in creating beautiful blankets and granny squares, Kylie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this workshop. Follow her journey and be inspired by her latest designs on Instagram @stitchedupcraft.

    Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Has ideally completed 2-3 projects.
    Teacher: Kylie Moleta
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  participants will receive a digital copy of the pattern at the workshop.
    General admission for the day (Saturday, 29 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a Crocheter of any level looking to learn this pattern from the designer. 

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • at least two colours of yarn in any weight or fibre (at least 200g each)
    • crochet hook to match your yarn
    • yarn needle
    • Scissors

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 3
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    Join Shelley Husband for a captivating half-day workshop exploring patterns from her book, "The Cove", where participants will not only learn new stitches but also uncover the secrets to seamless crochet mastery.

    In this workshop, Shelley will share her expert tips and tricks for creating flawless crochet pieces, ensuring that participants leave with the confidence to tackle The Cove blanket pattern. The Cove isn't just about the finished product; it's about embracing the crochet journey and finding beauty in every stitch.

    Inspired by the Australian coastline, The Cove blanket takes crocheters on a scenic adventure with its progressive design. From the sunrise centre to the intricate patterns mirroring the sights and sounds of the coast, participants will experience the joy of creating while immersing themselves in the tranquillity of nature.

    Whether you opt for a short stroll with a baby blanket, a leisurely walk with a lap blanket, or a grand exploration with a bed blanket, The Cove offers something for every crocheter. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Shelley Husband and embark on a crochet voyage that celebrates the beauty of both the process and the finished creation.

    Teacher: Shelley Husband
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Shelley will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Saturday, 29 June).
    Skill Level:  Adventurous beginner – Can make basic stitches and work in the round (i.e. granny square). Or a more advanced crocheter looking to start their own Cove blanket with insights directly from Shelley. 

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • solid coloured yarn (any fibre) in 8ply

    • hook size to suit yarn (4 or 4.5 mm hook)

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Note that The Cove pattern has a number of options for finished blanket size and can require up yardage of up to 4850 - 5335m of yarn. 

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Treacy Centre: 126 The Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
    • 5
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    Join award-winning crochet designer and educator Jenny King for an inspiring half-day workshop at the National Crochet Conference. Dive into the world of shawl design as Jenny equips participants with the knowledge and skills to create their own unique pieces.

    In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the endless possibilities of shawl shapes, stitches, and techniques. From experimenting with increases and decreases to discovering the 19 different ways to craft a shawl, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the design process.

    Jenny will guide participants through the fundamentals of shawl design, covering topics such as colour selection, stitch patterns, yarn choice, hook size, and the intended purpose and size of the shawl. With Jenny's expert guidance, participants will learn to listen to their yarn and let it guide their creative decisions.

    This workshop isn't just about following patterns—it's about empowering participants to become designers in their own right. Armed with the knowledge gained from this workshop, attendees will leave with the confidence to design and create their own stunning shawls.

    Teacher: Jenny King
    Duration: Morning session: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Inclusions:  Jenny will provide some workshop-related handouts.
    General admission for the day (Saturday, 29 June).
    Skill Level:  Intermediate – Can read patterns and charts. Is comfortable making different styles and forms of crochet.

    Please bring the following to the workshop:

    • Hooks ranging in size from 4mm - 6mm

    • 8ply/DK weight yarn in a selection of light colours

    • 8ply/DK weight yarn in a variegated colourway

    • scissors 

    • crochet stitch markers

    • yarn needle

    Please note: This session will be delivered in-person only - no online offering will be made available.

    Sessions run concurrently on each day, so please only choose one full-day session OR no more than one each morning or afternoon sessions per day! 

    Please read our event terms including cancellation and privacy policy before booking.

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