Intro to Broomstick Lace - Sat., Aug 24, 1:00-3:00 pm
Instructor: Lisa Daehlin
Dates: Saturday, August 24, 1:00-3:00 pm
Broomstick Lace Crochet is an example of a technique that makes use of a tool designed for a common everyday household task -- the broomstick -- and reinterprets its use to create a lovely fabric. The resulting fabric features larger than usual loops of yarn, gathered into groups, and then embellished with several single (or other) crochet stitches.
One particular characteristic of Broomstick Lace Crochet, distinguishing it from other crochet techniques, is the ability to create ‘drape’ in the fabric, which also showcases and leaves visible long strands of the yarn. It is an excellent stitch choice for supple blankets and flowing garments. Join us as we learn the basics of this lovely technique.
Skill Level: Easy. To be successful in this class, you must be comfortable making crochet chains and single-crochet stitches.
Supplies to bring to class: (registered students receive 10% off class supply purchases, excluding patterns)
- The large size 50 "Broomstick" needle will be provided as a part of your class fee
- Crochet hook: Please bring a regular crochet hook that is size F, G, or H
- Yarn: Bring two balls (each a different color) of light-colored, smooth, worsted or DK weight yarn.
* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.
A Little More About Lisa:
Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She has taught fiber arts at The Cooper Union, Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, Harlem Knitting Circle, Vogue Knitting LIVE, University Settlement, American Folk Art Museum, and the 92nd Street Y in New York. A designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, gracing the pages of Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.1, and Knit Simple magazines as well as featured in Lace Style, Bag Style, and The New Tunisian Crochet books published by Interweave Press, and Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Hat Book, and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps by Sixth and Spring Books. Two branches of Lisa's artistic identity merge in the various performances of her OperaKnit Cabaret. She sees the world through a knitted lace lens and finds it to be quite lovely indeed.