Monday, 11 July 2011

A Little Bit of Therapy

A Couple of weeks ago I went on a long awaited crochet flower evening at my local wool shop.
Although I have taught myself to crochet, I really did want to have a lesson as I learn a lot better by watching someone else do it. I have to say that Vanessa from Coco Rose Diaries who is an amazing crocheter has truly inspired me.
I had a great evening, it was just after Pickle had gone into the animal hospital & I really needed a bit of me time.I managed to get booked on the course a couple of months ago, so Gav said I really must go and enjoy myself for an evening.
It was great fun, the wool bar is a tiny little shop run by a lovely lady called Caroline, with a big pine table taking up most of the space. I have often walked past and seen gaggles of ladies drinking coffee and knitting in there.

The course was run by a lovely lady who used to be a school art teacher, she was very good.
We were given a pattern of the flower we were to make. A whole rainbow of beautiful yarn had been laid out on the table, we were told to chose our first colour. I chose a deep purple. We then went through the stitch code, which was great as I always forget what they mean!
I took photos of my flower in progress so instead of me explaining what we did here you are.

My finished Flowers

We also got to make a free style flower, starting with a magic ring!
I am now feeling a lot more confident about my crochet, & I'm finding reading the patterns a lot easier too.
Here are a few photos of the Beautiful Wool Bar, if your ever in Worthing do pop along for a visit.

Have a wonderful week.


Caroline x said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! I'm very impressed with your flower, beautifully made.
Thank you for the lovely comments about my little shop, you know you are always welcome x

KC'sCourt! said...

Pretty flower
Julie xxxxxxx

Florence and Mary said...

Certainly what the doctor ordered for you, glad you were able to have a good time,

Victoria xx

Nana Go-Go said...

Woo Hoo! That`s not a Wool Bar, that`s HEAVEN! Wish there was something like that here. Your little flowers are so pretty Sophie. Keep going, you`re doing really well. Happy Crocheting. x

Lisa said...

I think I saw that when we were away there a couple of years ago. Glad you had a great time, at just the right time.
Lisa x

Betty said...

Gosh Sophie, I forgot about this after you posted on it a few months back - It isn't too far for me to go along - looks like a lovely treat.

lemonade kitty said...

That shop looks "just up my street" I wish it was!! Love the colours you chose, Lucey x