I love sewing, knitting and crochet. The only thing that brings me greater joy is when a student of mine shows me something they have made. I am so impressed with them and so grateful that I was given the ability to assist in the process of bringing out their inner knitter or crocheter. My students are delighted with the fact that they have mastered the ability to knit a scarf or crochet a flower. I am delighted with the fact that they have taken up the mantle handed down to them from countless generations. They have learned the secret of fabric making. A skill necessary for the most basic and most sophisticated of human endeavours. In the spirit of cobwebscupcakesandcrayons.com Joyful edition and to celebrate this time of the year I would like to share with every one a typical gentlestitches.com beginner crochet class.
We start by choosing brightly coloured wool, a comfortable crochet hook and we set about learning the slip knot and making a length of chain.
We make a row of single crochet along the chain.
Some pick it up quicker than others and we wait patiently for them to catch up.
It doesn’t take long and the students have graduated from novice to expert and have the crochet flowers to prove it. Perhaps many years from now they will experience the joy that comes from teaching themselves and another generation will know the joy and fulfillment that comes from creating fabrics.
Experience even more joy by clicking on each of these links. We were all in this together.
Framing Christmas PJs – (Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons)
J-O-Y to the World – (Pillows A-La-Mode)
How To Display Christmas Cards – (Organized Living Essentials)
Adding Joy to Every Room – (Neaten Your Nest)
DIY Gift Bows (Upcycled Toilet Paper Rolls) – (Inspire and Indulge)
How to trim a Christmas tree: ornaments, Lego trains and whipped cream – (The Thing About Joan)
Joy Advent Calendar (And Giveaway!) – (Cul de Sac)
Joy To The Cookies: Having an Annual Holiday Cookie Baking Party – (Green Door Hospitality)
The Spirit Of Christmas – (A Ponytail Kind Of Day)
DIY Themed Mini Christmas Trees (This One’s for My Husband!) – (Mrs. And The Misc.)
Wrapped In Christmas Lights (Happy Little Kiwi)
The Joy Of Discovery – (Love, Laughter and a Touch Of Insanity)