Bead Crazy

October 29th 2017 (Sunday)

I’m teaching two workshops at my local Beading shop in October.

The morning session is Crystal Crochet – you’ll have time to crochet a beautiful bracelet. You will need to be able to crochet but the pieces are worked using chain and double crochet so suitable for beginners. There are other designs in the collection that you can then go on to make with your new skills!

The afternoon session is all about Kumihimo – a Japanese braiding technique. I am teaching the hollow 8 strand braid that can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery. This is suitable for complete beginners – you will learn how to get started and how to work the technique.

All materials are included but if you can bring a 2mm crochet hook (there will be some on sale) and .

Crystal Crochet:  11.00 – 1.00 £20

Kumihimo braid: 2 – 4.00 £15

Book here:  Workshops at Bead Crazy.


Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show

November 23 – 26th 2017 (Thursday to Sunday)

Thursday 23rd 11.45-12.45  Arrow crystal macramé bracelet – learn macramé and how to create a sliding fastener while making a beautiful bracelet with these fabulous metallic arrow shaped crystals from Swarovski. Choose your colours from a selection.

Friday 24th 13.00 – 14.00  Sparkling Crochet Snowflake – learn how to crochet a beautiful snowflake that is perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree or in a window. You will need to know how to crochet at least double and treble crochet but will be guided through working in the round, more advanced double treble etc and reading the pattern.

Sunday 26th 13.45 – 14.45 Ribbon flowers – learn to make different ribbon flowers, embellish with Swarovski Crystals and add to a trendy Christmas card. I’ve prepared the card for you – you just need to make the ribbon flowers and glue in place!

Book through the Knitting and Stitching Show website.






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  1. I bought the crochet snowflake kit at Harrogate but I’m having trouble threading the seed crystals on the cord. ‘Blast with a steam iron’ is the instruction but the cord still splits. What am I doing wrong?

    1. I am sorry you are having difficulty threading the crystals. The steam from an iron or kettle does firm the cord. You need to cut at an angle using sharp scissors or snips – I always cut the cord near the ‘v’ of the scissors rather than the tip. Let me know how you get on…

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