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by Association For Creative Industries
January 16-20, 2020

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
Education begins January ​16
Show floor open January 18-20

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​TNNA Classes at Creativation

W309: Playin' Hooky - Use Crochet Techniques to Enhance Your Knitting

MaryLouEgan_1 (1)Saturday, January 18: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
Instructor: Mary Lou Egan
All Skill Levels Welcome!

Many long-time knitters still fear the hook. The possibilities for mixing the knitting and crochet are endless: use crochet as a finishing technique, improving armholes and necklines, make buttonholes and button loops, lend structure to your knitted projects, make faux braids and slip-stitch surface designs - even secure steeks. This class will teach crochet techniques that can add a unique touch to your knitting. Class will include a curriculum to take back to your shop for classes.  (Bonus Granny Square pattern to help customers take the next step!)

Homework: (Make 3) Using a smooth wool or wool blend worsted weight yarn in a light color, cast on 25 stitches. Work in stockinette for 5 inches. Blink off. Complete and bring in this project before the workshop.

Supplies needed: Worsted wt yarn in a contrasting color to your squares, crochet hook size G or H.

W310: Peacock Eye Lace

Saturday, January 18: ​1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mary Lou Egan
All Skill Levels Welcome!

Peacock Eye or Broomstick Lace gets its name from 19th century needleworkers who used a broom handle to make this easy crocheted lace. Using a broom handle isn’t necessary-- an extra large knitting needle works these days. You don't crochet? You will now, and so will your customers. This small project is a perfect way to introduce them to crochet. Crocheted broomstick lace is fun, fast, and easy. Participants will learn a few variation on broomstick lace, and get a pattern for a cowl that can help sell that lovely yarn and can show off some beautiful buttons, too.  

Supplies needed: Large knitting needle - size 19 or 35, one (straight or circular) Crochet hook, medium size G, H or I. Sport weight or DK weight yarn - about 2 oz or 105 yards.