Hello, what a glorious day its been the sun has shone here, I hope it has for you too!!
Today was the first day for me in a new venture.
Today I began teaching crochet ... what an experience, and what an absolute pleasure it was too!
Today the morning started early and the final little things that needed to be done were completed.
I brought this little table a while ago to prettify up with a bit of paint and fabric, but while its a project in waiting I think it served me well in today's class.
I prepared the table for the workshop with the hooks, stitch markers, felt circles and brooch backs ... and of course the 'Learn to Crochet Guide' I have written along with my flower pattern.
I also gave them all one of my little owls as a momento of the workshop.
And so I was ready ... nervous ... but ready!
At 10 o'clock sharp Alison, Helen, Row and Kay arrived and the kettle was put on and the tea, coffee and cakes were served.
We had our priorities right me thinks!!
Then we got down to the crocheting and began with the basics ...
How to hold the hook and the yarn, and before they knew it we were creating a chain and doing a double crochet!
Gradually we moved onto how to do a half treble to get used to the 'yarn around hook' which made the treble not seem as scary!
They all created a sample of all the stitches, practicing the turning and understanding turning chains.
The clock struck 12, the tea and coffee was freshen and served and on we moved to the flower.
They all decided on the yarn they wanted to use to create their flowers, the pattern was talked through and followed.
Gradually their very own flower brooches were created.
And, they agreed that I could take photos of them all to share ... and show off!!
First we have Kay's flower ...
Isn't it beautiful, I love the buttons!
Then Alison's flower ...
I love the colours ... as soon as she finished it she pinned the brooch onto her top!
And then Row's finished flower ...
Isn't it wonderful!! So pretty!!
And finally, but by no means least we have Helen's flower ...
The colours are so playful ... this is such a fun flower!
I am so proud of what they all achieved, may I thank them all for joining me on my first workshop. I had a fabulous morning, they were all such good company and we laughed and chatted, it was very relaxing!
It was a wonderful experience!!
After thy left I took one last photo ...
A creative mess ... the perfect end to a fabulous morning!!