December 7, 2009

Crochet with Dee! at The Local Needle

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We are SO excited about having nationally known, Dee Stanziano, teach a workshop at The Local Needle! 

She is a delightful lady that is taking her crochet experience to the South during this Holiday Season in order to conduct a workshop that she has coined The Pushmi~Pullyu technique.  The technique is learned while working this beautiful and unique scarf.

Pushmi~Pullyu Scarf

This workshop is named after the Pushmi~Pullyu animal featured in the Doctor Dolittle novel written by Huge Lofting.  A Pushmi~Pullyu is the beloved two-headed alpaca/antelope (depending upon which version of the story you know) that delights everyone. 

Many crocheters look at their work in one direction, from left to right, or from right to left.  Is it possible crochet can have more than one direction?  And if so, what are the benefits?

In this popular 3-hour workshop taught at the National CGOA Conferences, Dee will have participants exploring the amazing possibilities of what happens when crochet is turned around!  Not just by turning your work, but by watching what happens when stitches are created backwards! Crocheting in opposite directions has its rewards!  Pattern to create Dee’s award-winning scarf will be provided to participants.

  • When:  Sunday 12/20/09 1:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Fee:  $40.00 plus materials, space is limited so call today!  (904) 259-5648
  • Materials Needed: 2 skeins of smooth DK or worsted weight yarn, simple in texture and color. Crochet hook for yarn chosen.  Optional: beaded trim.  Materials must be purchased at The Local Needle.
  • Crochet Experience needed: participants should be comfortable with creating the foundation chain, single crochet stitches, keeping tension, counting stitches.
  • Email Joan with any questions:

And…there’s more than one way to join in the fun…

Crochet Meet-Up!

 Wear your crochet finery, or bring your favorite crochet projects for some Show & Tell while enjoying great food and great crochet conversation!

Please consider bringing a new teddy bear … it can be crocheted, knitted or purchased. These teddy bears will be donated to Fire Station #25; they in turn will give the teddy bears to the children in distress when the Station responds to calls.

We hope you can join us!  

“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. “ — Doris Lessing