03/06/2017 - 11:00
BOOKING LINK COMING SOON
Hairpin Lace is a beautiful crochet technique that was very popular in the Victorian times. Hairpin Lace is worked on a “Hairpin” loom. The loom is constantly turned around to make loops at the side. It is worked in strips which are then joined together.
You will be learning the technique of hairpin by creating a lace bookmark that you will take home with you at the end of the day. You will also get to keep the hairpin loom so that you can continue to create beautiful hairpin lace items.
You will need to bring your lunch and your crochet kit (hooks between 1.50mm to 3.00mm). The loom and yarn will be made available on the day.
The first weekend of June see’s us welcoming back Helen Free of Rainbow Valley Crochet. Helen designs unique crochet patterns under the name of Enfys, which I believe is Welsh for rainbow (I’m sure Helen will correct me later if I got it wrong).
Helen was taught to crochet by her Dad but she didn’t really take it very seriously until she reached her 20’s, round about the same time she bought her home and needed something to occupy her evenings. Helen says that she has always been good at “making things up as she goes along” and soon found that she was getting requests for her patterns and was encouraged to start writing them down and selling them online. Helen has never looked back and continues to design a wide array of crochet patterns, some of which have been featured in Inside Crochet magazine.
INTRA is within walking distance of Rochester train station and Chatham bus station. Please note that our venue is a rather beautiful Art Deco building with some accessibility issues. If you have specific access or disability requirements and would like to participate in the event please let us know at least 5 days before the event date so that we can do our utmost to resolve any potential problems to accommodate. There are ample “pay and display” parking spaces along the high street as well as a short stay & long stay “pay and display” car park near the Doust Way/Rochester Riverside development. Please be mindful of local business and residents when parking, Unravel & Unwind C.I.C cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to vehicles.