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Crochet @ Cama! Classes & Activities

Ok, be prepared, my mind is solely focused on the Crochet @ Cama Retreat! You will be hearing a lot about it from now until the end of September. Why? Because I am a) excited b) I talk about things I’m doing.

Todays post is featuring the work of our fabulous teachers, Karen Whooley, Deb Burger, Jim “Jimbo” Price, and Bonnie Pierce, and yeah me Laurie Wheeler.

There is still time to sign up for classes, I would hate to have to have any cancelled due to a lack of sign ups, and I would also hate for you to miss out because the classes are full!  You must sign up for the retreat or purchase a day pass (coming soon) in order to sign up for the retreat! So do it today!

 Karen Whooley will teach a class on Fair Isle Crochet. You’ll be making a swatch, not this huge afghan but I just love this photo! If you click the photo it will take you to the project page on Ravelry. Karen is a gifted crocheter and a wonderful instructor, she has a very clear and concise way of teaching and infinite patience! 

Karen is also teaching a class on beginning crocheted lace. Whether you’re working in yarn or thread, you can learn some very simple stitching techniques that can lead to beautiful objects like those pictured above!

 How to crochet socks from the toe up are also being taught by Karen at the retreat! Don’t miss an opportunity to learn Karen’s tips and tricks! You’ll love it!

Internationally celebrated, Bonnie Pierce is a gifted crocheter and Free Form Diva! She is offering a three hour class on Beginning Free Form crochet that you just don’t want to miss!

Photographing you Finished Object! With Deborah Burger. Deb is a great photographer, and is teaching this short class on photo techniques for crocheters twice at the retreat! You want to sign up if you want your photos to pop online in your Ravelry projects page, or if you are trying to get published professionally, and especially if you sell your own patterns independently! Deb is also a gifted and talented crocheter and instructor with vast amounts of teaching experience! She and her husband are coming all the way from North Carolina to join us at the retreat, so sign up for her class! Trust me you’ll love the experience!

Whittlin’ is what Jimbo does best…or so he says, I personally think he does a great many things well! I have played with his hand turned hooks, and own a few 😀 Jim is offering two fabulous classes on how to whittle your own hook and our most subversive class yet! How to turn a bamboo needle into a hook! I can not wait for that one!!  This is me and Dippy crocheting together 😀 Dippy is accompanying Jim to the retreat…you too can crochet with Dippy 😀 Check out Jim’s blog to see his stunning work and know that we’ll be in safe hands when we learn to whittle!

And me “Fearless Leader”, Laurie Wheeler am teaching two courses: All About the Yarn, and Commando Crochet, Let’s Go Patternless!  You can learn to do and make things like

 This pirate outfit or a motif jacket or a bag or purse or scarf…Yes, I did NOT use a pattern to make that over coat ;D I’ll give you some really easy and simple information to take your crochet into confident new territory!

All about the yarn will help you get there too! Learning about your materials is important! In fact to add to that class experience if you go to my lulu.com store you’ll find the Secrets of Yarn Guide which is the platform for the All about The Yarn class 😀 It’s inexpensive and  really useful!

I’ve found a further activity for us, as a member of the community on Camano Island expressed interest in the Coral Reef Project, well heck we’re on Puget Sound, we can make a Crocheted Sound-Scape! How cool is that, and man do I have lots of yarn to share with you all!  So imagine this: We’re having a “Yarn Tasting”, Crochet Fix It Clinic, Dye Workshop, Afghan Making for Center for Wooden Boats (Our partner), our local LYS in Stanwood, WA Pinch Knitter Yarns is hosting a private party for us on the Monday during an extended lunch time!!

Can you believe all of this? Plus evening speakers and games, it’s all crochet, it’s all the time…Heck it’s a forward kind of retreat!

Now to take these fabulous classes you MUST sign up for the retreat! So do it quick, the price goes up to $95 on Sept. 2! Get your early bird deal NOW!!! Only $75!

Minuet a beautiful summer project!

CLF Member Vashtirama (aka Vashti Braha) does it again with this gorgeous design! Now, granted there’s no pattern yet, because as per her ravelry.com page, Vashti  was experimenting and fell in love with the stitch pattern. The resulting garment is GORGEOUS. I can’t wait to see what else happens from this “experiement”!

She offers us several views of said garment

                                                                   

I think this is just beautiful and inventive!  I could see this piece working out gorgeously in a linen (I see you weren’t happy with the yarn you used for this project Vashti, oh yes I did indeed read your project notes, linen might work out great though!)

Vashti I duly award thee my Hookalicious award for beautiful and inventive crochet! Great summer inspiration!

2nd Annual Crochet Awards Tonight!!

The day has come! The Flamies are here! The Flamies are here! I can now unveil the award and what it looks like!! I’m sooooo excited! 

Huge thanks to the talented Darlisa Riggs for her graphic arts contribution!

 

 Tune into the Getting Loopy Podcast with Mary Beth Temple, our beloved Josh McKiernan (who knows what antics he’ll help provide on the show) and myself Laurie Wheeler as we award the crochet public’s favorites for design, patterns, books, hooks, yarn and more! Don’t miss out, and you’ll find out who I’ve awarded the Fearless Leader Award and who won the Flaming Hook of Justice award!!

So don’t forget, TONIGHT at 9-11 Eastern/6-9pm Pacific the 2010 Crochet Awards are LIVE on Getting Loopy!!

Huge thanks to Darlisa Riggs of Crochet Uncut for her most beautiful 3-D design work on the Flamie Award this year! It’s gorgeous!

Team Flaming Hooks FO of the Day! Branching Leaves Scarf


leaves done

Originally uploaded by dna diva

CLF Team Flaming Hooks member Dnadiva made this great scarf for the Ravelympics. I love how pretty it is, with the delicate lace work, warm AND beautiful! Now that’s where it is at!!

Made from seductive silk & bamboo this baby would just be heavenly around the neck!

Goooooooooooooooo Team Flaming Hooks!

And the Winner is! Baby Got Drape!

CLF member Hapikamper shows us that indeed texture and drape work!

CLF member Hapikamper shows us that indeed texture and drape work!

Ok, I agonized, I tossed, and I turned. It was so hard to decide who won the competition! All of the examples were excellent! Thank you to all who entered the competition! Many of those entries can be seen on our new blog page: Crochet & Drape.

Without further ado…The first place winner of the Baby Got Drape Competition (and recipient of our First Ever Book) is: Leslie P. aka Hapikamper!

Her Copenhagen Jacket is really fabulous! It shows that a solid, and textured stitch pattern can indeed be drapey!

Congratulations Lelsie, this is a wonderful example of drape!

My second pick (and recipient of a CLF T-shirt), is by Sarah C. aka Ms. Busyfingers, who used a Merino/Silk yarn that she dyed with Lichen to make this goreous dress. She designed the dress inspired by Angela Best’s Teal Leaves Sweater. She used a 3.5 mm hook with the above mentioned sock yarn!

CLF Member Ms. Busyfingers proves lace and drape.
CLF Member Ms. Busyfingers proves lace and drape.

Thank you to all of those who submitted photos! It was hard to choose winners, because each entry was fabulous! Your wonderful work is on it’s own page now!

Set My Picot Free Award Winning Clones Lace


Clones Lace

Originally uploaded by stitchlily

One of our dear CLF members, aka StitchLily, took a class on Clones Lace in in Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. Being that Stitchlily is Irish, and was trying to get more into her Irish Crochet Heritage and the fact that she did this IN HER CLASS…says to me that Stitchlily SET OUR PICOT FREE!

Stitchlily, this is fabulous, gorgeous,and a beautiful “practice” piece! I can’t wait to see what else you make with all your new hot crochet skillz!

This piece is awarded the CLF Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crochet excellence, and a good showing of the clones knot, which isn’t used often enough IMHO.

Picot Freeing Skirt!


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Originally uploaded by Yekaterina

CLF Member Liana made this fabulous skirt! It totally sets our picot free! Fun, sassy, and red hot!

The pattern is by Patricia Pepe.

Check out the project notes here on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Liana/patrizia-pepe-crochet-skirt

Congratulations Liana! This is a fabulous, fun and fantastic skirt!

You are duly awarded the Crochet Liberation Front Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crochet!