As I might have mentioned in the last post that I have a new passion…… crochet. I went along to Steyning Tea Room last Wednesday as I had a rare morning off and with Michelles’ help grappled with a granny square. You might have seen a photo of my wonky square on our facebook page? Anyway on Saturday I found myself finally checking out The Wool Bar in Warwick Street as I was yearning just to own some more yarn. I met Caroline the owner who couldn’t have been more welcoming. She’s just moved to a bigger shop from the one next door and as you can see from the photo it’s a treasure trove for anyone who knits or does crochet. You can find The Wool Bar on facebook here and do check out the workshops here, Caroline says that they are very popular and that she has many customers from Horsham. I like the sound of Knit and Natter myself!
Some crochet blog inspiration:
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Our second successful workshop, which again was fully booked, was a Crochet workshop for beginners led by the wonderful Michelle Cresswell from Owl & Slipper and ably assisted by her friend Jen. She had brought along some wonderful starter packs consisting of a crochet hook and two balls of cotton yarn not to mention informative worksheets which I’ve found particularly useful since to remind myself of the basic stitches. Their calm, confident manner had us all believing in our creative abilities and much progress was made. Michelle had us drooling over the colours of her yarns and her examples of jug covers and crocheted bunting. Thank you ladies for some wonderful inspiration and I for one have become quite addicted to hooking! I heard a rumour that one workshop participant stayed up until 3am after the workshop in order to master the stitches!
I’m hoping Michelle will be back to run more workshops but in the meantime she is running two crochet workshops at the moment. One on Monday evenings in Cowfold and the other on Wednesday mornings at Steyning Tea Rooms. Details are below so do get in touch with her and try a class. Also some of us who went to the workshop will be practising the skills she has taught us at the Craft Café night on Monday.