A Tadcaster shopkeeper believes she has the perfect antidote for the winter blues all stitched up.
Judith Schur of Needlecase is to run crochet workshops starting on February 16.
The Kirkgate-based knitting and sewing supplies store will be running an introduction to Tunisian and Hairpin crochet with Keighley-based expert and author Helen Jordan.
“Tunisian crochet is a sort of halfway-house between knitting and crochet – stitches are ‘picked up’ and taken off again and the result is a lovely thick fabric,” explained Judith Schur, who runs Needlecase with her mother, Jean Walne.
“Hairpin crochet uses a standard hook and hairpin-shaped device to create equal loops either side of a central crochet spine, which are then joined in various ways. Both techniques can be used to make all kinds of items from cushion covers to clothing.”
She added: “Making your own traditional handcrafted items is an increasingly popular pastime – you only need to look at the number of craft fairs and how popular they are.
“This is a step up for those who already have some experience – Helen is a very talented teacher and we’re sure everyone who attends will get a lot out of the day.”
The workshop takes place from 10am–4pm and anyone with a basic knowledge of crochet is welcome to attend.
Those who have never tried crochet before can also benefit from Helen’s guidance as Needlecase is also running a beginners’ workshop on Saturday, April 20, also from 10am–4pm.
The cost for each course is £30 per person, payable in advance, and includes all materials.
For more information, or to book a place, contact Jean or Judith at Needlecase on 01937 830422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.