Class Title Shawl Shapes & Patterns: A Crochet Journey Explore 5 Unique Shapes & Customize with Beautiful Patterns
Crocheter, Designer, Founder of Makers of Color Collective
Creating a shawl is more than just crocheting; it's a beautiful journey of transformation. Each shawl embarks on a unique path, some starting with an abundance of stitches, unfolding their splendor gradually, while others begin modestly, revealing their beauty as they grow. In our upcoming workshop, we will delve into this transformative process by crafting five distinct shawl shapes.
Join Britt Garber as she leads you through the creation of five mini shawls, each exemplifying a different shawl construction technique. This hands-on experience will not only refine your skills but also prepare you to apply a chosen stitch pattern to your preferred shawl shape. As we progress, you'll start to see the foundation of your very own full-sized shawl project coming to life – a tangible memento of your journey at The Sacred Makers Soul Retreat. Experience Level: Beginner Crochet Skills. - Students must be able to chain, single crochet & double crochet. Experience making a shawl is not required. This can definitely be your second project, but it should not be your first.
Materials Needed: 900/1200 yds of DK or Sport Weight yarn in a smooth fiber like merino wool. Color choice is yours. I would recommend a solid color or a yarn with little variegation. Speckles are fine.
Class Kit: $30 Kit includes yarn to make all of your tiny shawl samples, crochet pattern, crochet hooks, use of various crochet tools & notions. Your kit fee will be due to the teacher at the start of class. It is easier if you bring cash in the exact amount of the fee.
About Britt Garber: Britt Garber is a self taught crochet designer based in Seattle, Washington. Her passion for designing crochet patterns was a result of years of pattern testing and sample making. After wanting to do more in the fiber industry, Britt took on the challenge of designing her own patterns. Her specialty lies in creating classic crochet accessories with creative constructions and designing with mini skeins. Her signature work can be seen in designs such as The Intentions Wrap and The KBB Shawl. In addition to her crochet work, Britt is an advocate for BIPOC representation in the fiber industry. She has created The Makers of Color Collective, a directory of BIPOC makers, in an effort to help others that look like them doing enjoying the hobby they love. Her work has led to her appointment on the Diversity Action Committee at Vouge Knitting, profiled articles by WeCrochet, and Simply Crochet. You can view more of Britt’s work on her website & Ravelry.