Thank You Ladies

We had two great, inspiring fun days at the Library in Skive. I think the photos from the days tell their own tale, don’t you?

Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene Lundgaard 2Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene Lundgaard 3Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene Lundgaard 4Hækle Workshop Skive Bibliotek Danmark by Irene LundgaardCrochet Workshops at Skive Library April 2013
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

It was such a joy to see so many know faces yet again. I sometimes wonder if the crocheters that return every time come because I haven’t taught them well enough in the first place, but I choose to believe that they come because they think the crochet workshops are inspiring and fun!

I also had the privilege of meeting lovely Anne, we have known each other for years online but never met in IRL. Anne came with hugs for me from both Marianne and Lene too! I am a lucky woman!

Special thanks to Skive Bibliotek and particularly to Anette for all her support and help!


Crochet Workshops In Denmark

I am delighted to be going back to Denmark in early April for a couple of Crochet Workshops, bookings are currently being taken for the workshops at the Library in Skive.

Include the Danish poster and workshop description as I have an inkling that the most people attending will be people who master the Danish language. Hope to see you there!

Hækle Workshops April 2013 Skive Bibliotek plakat

Workshop Decription:

Hækle Workshops – Hæklet Summer Living – Skive Bibliotek
fredag 5. april 2013, kl. 14.00 – 18.00
Undervisningen vil fokusere på hækling af lyskædedekorationer, glade flag med sjov til boligen og haven. Sjove maske- og farvekombinationer til plaider og hynder. Teknikker vil inkludere variationer over alternative maskeformer i farver.
Kursisterne opfordres til at medbringe garner i eget valg i sommerfarver og tilsvarende hæklenåle.  Materialer vil også være tilgængelige til køb på dagen, hvis det ønskes.  Kurset egner sig ikke for nybegyndere.
Antal deltagere: Maks 12 personer per kursus.

Hækle Workshops – øvede – Skive Bibliotek
lørdag den 6. april, kl. 10.00 – 16.00, (ca. 45 min frokostpause)
Free-Form hækle-workshop –

Undervisningen vil fokusere på Free From hækling, som er en spændende teknik hvor den enkelte kursist virkelig får mulighed for at udtrykke sig i farver, struktur og form. Teknikken egner sig især til frembringelse af reliefbilleder, tasker, smykker og lignende. Et element af kurset vil inkludere hækling med perler integreret, en teknik der egner sig til blandt andet hæklede smykker.
Før frokost læres basisteknikker inklusive dekorationselementer, farvearbejde og sammensætning af delelementer, efter frokost fokuseres der på at arbejde med perler og hvad vi nu ellers kan finde på at indarbejde i vores hælerier.
Kursisterne opfordres til at medbringe nødvendige materialer:  samling af hæklenåle i forskellige størrelser og garner i alle kvaliteter inklusive tråd og fine nåle samt diverse perler i forskellige farver, der kan gå på tråden. Begrænsede materialer vil også være tilgængelige på dagen.  Kurset egner sig ikke for begyndere.
Antal deltagere:
Maks 12 personer per kursus.

Kursusnoter, hæklenåle og garn til teknisk undervisning leveres af Irene Lundgaard.
Hæklenåle: 20 kr per person medmindre de bringer deres egne.
Garn:  40 kr per deltager (nok til at lære teknikken)

Skive Bibliotek – telefon: +45 9915 7000

granny square Yarn Classes

Granny’s Square Cushion

I was preparing some workshops for my regular January classes as well as workshops at Skive Library in Denmark in February and I thought it was about time I got going with some Granny Squares of the colourful variety!

Crochet Granny Square Cushion by Irene LundgaardGranny’s Square Cushion © Irene Lundgaard 2012

This cushion is one of the samples that I have been working on of late and if I may say so myself, I think the colours are great fun!
However, I better get back to the hook – there are a couple of last minute presents to get done… There is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind, right?!

Tapestry Crochet Workshop Yarn Classes

Tapestry Crocheters Hatched

Today nine superb tapestry crocheters were hatched at the library in Skive in Denmark, another great day and I think the pictures speak for themselves!

Tapestry Crochet Workshop at Skive Bibliotek by Irene Lundgaard 7Tapestry Crocheters fully fledged Skive Bibliotek by Irene LundgaardTapestry Crochet Workshop at Skive Bibliotek by Irene Lundgaard - TeachingTapestry Crochet Workshop at Skive Bibliotek, Denmark
Irene Lundgaard & Hanne Seidenfaden 2012

The surroundings are bright, modern and steeped in sun and the staff and management at the library are second to none, helpful and ever encouraging for which I am very grateful. Special thanks are extended to Anette Dalsgaard, ever vigilant and always to hand,  helpful and making life so very easy for me as a tutor, she is looking after us all with delicious lunch, and a steady stream of goodies with tea and coffee all day! Tak Anette!

Thanks to everyone for a great day! And special thanks to Hanne for photography.

Now it’s on with the thinking cap to think up the next workshops, but feet up first!…

Workshop Yarn Classes

Free form Crochet Workshops in Denmark

Hækle Workshops Oktober 2012 Skive Bibliotek plakat - LørdagI’m currently preparing a couple of full day workshops at the end of the month. I have been invited back to the library in Skive in Denmark, where I will be teaching on Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th. The Sunday workshop is fully booked, but I believe there are still a few places left in the Free Form workshop on the Saturday.

I’m having great fun making a few samples of which I will show pictures later in the week when I come across some proper light for taking decent photos in.

Note: If you would like to take part in the workshop you have to contact Skive Library directly. Details can be found here!


A Busy Weekend

The weekend was hectic with very many very creative and observant and fun crocheters soaking up knowledge and skills. Saturday was a full on day with the same group that I taught last time,  Sunday was a smaller group but no less talented! They even posed for a happy photo at the end of the day.

Serious Crocheters at Skive Bibliotek Creative Crochet Bunch at Skive County Library
Irene Lundgaard 2011

I want to thank all the wonderful women that took part in the classes at the weekend. They came with open minds and went home with new skills and ideas. The staff and the facilities at the library are second to none too and we’ll be back! YAY!


The Biggest Hook In The House

I’m preparing the final few  items for the workshops at the weekend, the colours are cheeky and the yarn is substantial and I’m using the biggest hooks in the house for it!

Last minute gift ideas by Irene LundgaardHooked On Big Hooks © Irene Lundgaard 2011

Once I get the ends sewn away and a bit of blocking done, they may even make a proper appearance here! Big hooks are fun to work with. I love fine work, but big hooks are just great for that spot of instant gratification!

hyperbolic crochet coral reef Workshop

Crochet Joy & Miles Of Knitting Too

The workshop today was an action packed affair oozing enthusiasm and ability and some serious creative attitude!

Crochet Workshop in Skive Denmark by Irene LundgaardA Seriously Creative Bunch at Skive County Library
Irene Lundgaard 2011

Breasts Support Skive Denmark by Irene LundgaardKnitted Pink Bow Supprting Breasts in Skive Denmark - by Irene LundgaardThe pedestrian area of the town was even festooned with bright pink ribbons to support breast cancer awareness. Or as they say here in Denmark, they had their Support The Breasts Day. There was  knitting tied as pretty ribbons about the town for many many meters and on the old Town Hall. Hours have been spent making this knitted wonder. On the Town Hall Square they had a globe of bras too! Great event that! Did you have your breasts checked lately?


Good To Go

I’m more or less set for the workshops at the County Library in Skive over the weekend.The course notes are done, the samples are done, the class is full and we’re basically good to go, I just need to go and pick up the yarns tomorrow!

Hyperbolic Crochet at the beach on the island of Fur in Denmark by Irene LundgaardHyperbolic Crochet I at The Beach on Fur Island
© Irene Lundgaard 2011

Hyperboles entwisted - beach on Fur Island in Denmark by Irene LundgaardHyperbolic Crochet II at The Beach on Fur Island
© Irene Lundgaard 2011

The weather is fantastic – sunshine by the sea! It’s pure inspiration and fun too! Crochet is the best fun in the world methinks!


Workshops in Denmark

BiblioteksPlakatI’m delighted to be doing crochet workshops at the library in Skive in Denmark on Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd. Two all day events with built in lunch!
There will be tuition for beginners and improvers. Sculptural crochet, tapestry crochet and hyperbolic crochet and just general happy hooked creativity for the two days.

Perhaps I’ll see you there!

The details on content, price and booking can be found here! Spaces are limited, so early booking is recommended.

Check out all my other autumn classes here! Variety is the spice of life, right?!