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Below is the schedule for Rita de Maintenon's upcoming Crochet and Knitting workshops at SAFF at WNC AGRICULTURAL CENTER, FLETCHER, NC. from October 27-29. Registration will soon close, so to take any of these 3 hour workshops, signup now! Each class is $60 and does require pre-registration. 

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Heirloom Crochet Thread Lace
Time: Sunday 1-4,

Fabulous Broomstick Lace
Time: Sunday 9-12,

Crochet Design Secrets
Time: Thursday 1-4,

Crochet for Knitters
Time: Friday 1-4,

Easy Tunisian Crochet and Lace
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Time, Saturday 1-4 

Workshop Descriptions

Heirloom Crochet Thread Lace

In this workshop crocheters experienced in working with yarn will be introduced to working with #10 or smaller bedspread cotton or spun thread. We will practice the use of small metal hooks for tight projects and large hooks for a lacy appeal. We will look at how to use a regular pattern to create a lace project, learn about Filet crochet, Brugge Lace and practice Irish Lace and bullions.

Some supplies provided, bring bedspread cotton or any fine thread you would like to experiment with. We will use steel hooks of assorted sizes and L, M and Q hooks.


This workshop looks at Broomstick Lace in a new light. Participants will learn the history and technique of classic broomstick lace in contemporary applications and designs We will use a variety of tools and stitch combinations for surprising and unusual effects. This easy technique lends itself to any size yarn and many favorite patterns.

Tools provided, basic crochet experience required.

Crochet Design Secrets

This workshop solves the mystery of creating a perfect project by covering the following topics: Basic adaptation of other patterns, designing your own pattern, side to side vertical designs, easy sleeves that fit, designing in the Round, the all important finishing details, to block or not to block and how?, Personal touches for a perfect finish.

Basic crochet experience required.

Easy Tunisian Crochet and Lace

This workshop offers the history, technique and several variations of classic Tunisian crochet, as well as the secrets to creating Tunisian Lace. We explore possibilities on how to use this heritage technique in fashionable contemporary applications.

Hooks provided or bring M,N or larger hook. Light colored mohair works well.

Basic crochet experience required.

Crochet for Knitt​ers

This workshop is designed for knitters who would like to incorporate some variations into your projects. It provides a look at how to use crochet techniques within a knitted project, as a border, or as trim. Participants will learn how to combine knitting and heritage Crochet techniques, such as Broomstick, Hairpin and Tunisian Lace, in a knitted project and how to use those techniques as borders and trim for the finishing touch.

Tools provided, but bring any knitting needles or tools mentioned, if you like.

Basic knitting experience required, basic crochet helpful.