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!

granny square Workshop

Granny Squares With A Twist

The Granny Squares with a twist is in development and I’m having good fun. There are another couple to roll off the hook before pattern and production can be set in motion, the colours are working well, I think and the only question is if I can twist them further.

How I love the creative process, to me it really is the ultimate journey!

Spiralling Granny Squares by Irene LundgaardSpiralling Granny Square Sketches in Cushendale DK
© Irene Lundgaard 2012

I have this notion that these should be made up with a warm red colour from Cushendale Wollen Mills, but my stash appear to have been diluted of that particular colour. I feel a trip to Graig-na-managh coming on this coming week! 


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!


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?!


Pick Up Your Needles On Nov 14th

pickupyourneedleslogoWe are running another one of the successful ‘Pick Up Your Needles’ workshops on Saturday February 14th at the Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely, Co Wicklow and we have just done a headcount and as it turns out we have sold out on the knitting, spinning and crochet shelves but there are still spaces available for Embroidery and Felting. If you are interested in learning a new skill combined with a nice day out in the company of great people you can book your place right here!

I am really looking forward to the day myself, there is always a great buzz about the place and there is just nothing like sharing the love of fibres with likeminded people! Yay!