Knitting and crocheting have been labeled as “old fashioned crafts” in the past, but are experiencing a huge comeback at the moment. All generations, young and old, are re-discovering the art of working with yarn and needles and giving it a new feel with fresh pattern, projects and styles.
Instead of sitting at home and knitting along on the couch, crafters nowadays prefer to come together, knit or crochet in good company, exchange ideas and patterns and learn from each other. Knitting groups and clubs are revamping themselves and prove to be a fun combination of crafty productiveness with a socializing twist.
The Star City Library will offer its first beginning yarn work class on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Everybody who loves to be crafty and would like to learn the basics of crocheting is invited to join. No skills are needed. Participants will be instructed step-by-step on how to get started and will learn the most basic techniques to complete a beginner crochet project. Experienced crochet experts will be present to teach the group in a laid back, hands-on style, which is easy to follow along.
The library will have yarn and crochet hooks available, or guests could bring their own yarn and hooks. This class is also perfect for more experienced yarn workers to meet other crochet enthusiasts and exchange ideas.
“This is a fun way to spent time at your local library, in good company of folks who share the same interests,” says a spokesperson.
More yarn work classes are planned in the future, and there may be an official crochet club forming, if there is enough interest. This program is free and open to everybody 10 years of age and up.
If you have questions or need more details, call the library at 870.628.4711.