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****NEWS****CLF Events!

This weekend I’ll be down at the Oregon Flock and Fiber checking out all the scrumptious fluffy goodness! If you are there look for me! Don’t feel shy come introduce yourself! Also, while there I’ll be inviting YOU and your friends to show up at Twisted on Broadway in Portland October 30th and 31st (yup Halloween).

International Fiber Artist and CLF Member Rockpool Candy has her mind set on getting crocheters and handspinners together to make a GIANT spider’s web that we will then felt somewhere, some how (workin’ on that). BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Jimbo will be present with his GIANT HOOK, yup we’re going to see if this HUGE HOOK will make it into the Guiness Book of World’s Records for the Largest USEABLE crochet hook! I can’t wait to see this!

Event times:

Friday October 30th all day or drop in from 5pm -8pm to enjoy some festivities!

Saturday October 31st special happening kicking off at 12noon going until  5pm!

Disappointed…Why don’t you sign up for classes?

So, we whine,bitch and complain about crochet not being represented at various events, fiber festivals, and in local yarn stores. Here’s the rub, when they do offer crochet classes, often those classes get cancelled because of lack of sign ups…so what’s the deal?

Recently Myra Wood posted on the CLF message board that her classes had been canceled at the Oregon Flock & Fiber event to be held next weekend (not this weekend). I am so bummed! I was looking forward to seeing her, I am driving down from Camano Island, WA to Canby, OR to check out the event. I’ve heard it is fabulous. My dear friend & I are driving down to drool, and oogle over fibers, animals and yarn!

I am not a big class taker. I’ve had a few classes, including one by the fabulous Myra (and believe me you want to take her classes), and enjoyed myself. But, for me most of what is offered is stuff I have learned over trial and error…What I do want to learn is often not represented in the class lists, or even in my consciousness. I mean really, there are things out there I don’t know about that I may want to learn, I just have not heard of them!

So why don’t you take classes or go to these events? Why are we allowing the thought the crocheters are cheap, or don’t take classes etc to keep going? What is the deal? I want to know! Reply here people…

And speaking of crochet classes, Karen Whooley of KRWKnitwear Studios is offering a free trial class Crochet A Long on her website!

Fall Issue of Crochet Uncut!

Hey hooksters the unofficial official magazine of the Crochet Liberation Front: Crochet Uncut, has released it’s Fall Issue! Just in time for our itchy fingers to get busy!

Also a few places of note: The fourth weekend of this month called September, I’ll be trekking down to the Oregon Flock and Fiber with my good friend, nature photographer Bec Thomas to see fibery goodness, and hopefully hook up with Myra Wood who is teaching a wonderful class at this huge event! YAY!

Then my family and I are heading down to Portland Oregon for Halloween to hang out with Inga (Rockpoolcandy) and Jim (Jimbo) to do something with the world’s largest crochet hook, handspinning, crochet and a spiders web! Stay tuned for more information!

If you are a spinner/crocheter or like to goofy and are in the Portland area and want to help let us know!