Do you want to learn more about tricot
broomstick and hairpin crochet techniques?
Would you like your general crochet questions answered?
Come along to the Adelaide Maker Faire
on Sunday 6 November 2016 at Tonsley.
The old manufacturing site is becoming an 'innovation' precinct and the building renovations have won awards for sustainability and design. Flinders University and TAFE SA will also be open to visitors so why not come down and have a look?
I'll be there, ready to share my passion for crochet.
Come along and say hello!
I'd love to see you there!
|Maker Faire ADL logo|
The day is shaping up to be another great event. There will be over 100 exhibitors, a packed speakers program and 891 ABC will be back to do another live radio broadcast.
Visitor numbers are expected to exceed the 5000+ we had last year but don't let crowds worry you - the Tonsley site is so huge that it can easily cater for everyone.
Tickets are $5. Free entry for children 15 years and under when accompanied by an adult.
Avoid unnecessary delays at the gate by buying your ticket early at www.makerfaireadelaide.com.
Look for Lupey Loops Crochet (exhibit 21) and fellow crocheters Hooked on Yarn (exhibit 12) in 'Artisan Avenue' and A Bag & A Hat (exhibit 76) in 'Creative Court'.
Visit the Maker Faire Adelaide web site to meet all the makers.
P.S. look for the tags #mfadl #makerfaire & #makeshowtell.
Examples of Tricot, Broomstick and Hairpin Techniques
|An example of the 'basic' tricot stitch (simple stitch).|
It makes a fabric with a grid-like pattern
–the perfect ground for cross stitch.
This sample used an intarsia technique
to create the 'E' (for 'Elephant')
This stitch is also known as
Tunisian simple stitch (Tss)
or afghan stitch.
|The DY Placemat features tricot simple stitch, purl stitch, |
increases and decreases with a herringbone stitch border.
|This close-up photo of a DY Placemat shows the |
different heights and textures of tricot stitches.
The purl stitch is raised while the basic stitch is flatter.
|Tricot can also be used to create lace |
as demonstrated by this scarf.
Pattern: 'Ewetopia Scarf'
by Prudence Mapstone
|Sample of broomstick crochet|
|Broomstick crochet scarf in progress.|
This technique uses a 'broomstick' needle and a crochet hook.
|A hairpin lace loom.|
A hairpin 'fork' or 'staple' tool can also be used
to create crocheted hairpin lace.
|Use hairpin crochet lace tools with thicker yarn|
to make a chunky cowl like this.