The lesson videos are now live and we’re ready to continue our crochet learning journey at the new Crochet Joins course taught by Charlotte Lee! If you have completed previous crochet courses in the School of SweetGeorgia, you may be ready to work on bigger pieces that require joins.
Under the guidance of Charlotte, you will learn four crochet joining techniques: pick up and work in the round, single crochet join, slip stitch join, and whip stitch. And you’ll get to practice each technique by making a coordinating project, including a small tray, pouch, handbag, and a larger tote. By the end of the course, you will know how and when to use these four joins for future projects like garments and joining crochet squares. The sky’s the limit!
There are also two Zoom Crochet Q&A meetups we hope you’ll join us for. The first one coming up on January 25th (also for questions regarding Charlotte’s Crochet Increases and Decreases course) and the second meetup on February 15th. We’ll also be sharing progress and questions over in the SOS community forums. Happy crocheting!
New SOS Article //
Add Colour with Embroidery on Knit Fabric, by Ruth Nguyen
If there’s a universal truth in the world of fibre arts, it’s that fibre artists love colour! Embroidery on knit fabric is one of the oldest methods of adding colour because it works perfectly with the structure. As multicraftual makers, we have the skills (or the ability to learn) to combine crafts for that much more joy and colour!
Continue reading Ruth’s new article Add Colour with Embroidery on Knit Fabric where she hopes the demo will leave you feeling inspired and excited about the possibilities for embroidering your knits!
Materials List Now Available //
Spinning Luxury Fibres: Silk, taught by Rachel Smith
We are excited to soon begin exploring the world of spinning silk in the upcoming course Spinning Luxury Fibres: Silk, taught by Rachel Smith. Students will learn a working definition of what luxury fibres are, a repertoire of spinning preparations, spinning drafts, and finishing techniques to create luxury yarns for you to knit, weave or crochet!
Coming to the School on February 2nd, you can now find the materials list to begin preparing your supplies before the course lessons are released. At the materials page, SOS members can also find a coupon code to enjoy 30% off the SweetGeorgia Spinning Luxury Kit (shown here).
Upcoming SOS Meetups & Online Events
With something for all makers, we’d love for you to join us at our upcoming meetups:
- Weave & Spin Meetup with Vikki: January 21, 8:00 AM PST // Bring any fibre craft project you’re working on and join in this fun and casual chat on Zoom.
- Crochet Q&A with Charlotte: January 25, 1:00 PM PST // Share your course progress and ask any questions you may have from Charlotte’s recent Crochet Increases and Decreases course or from the new Crochet Joins course.
- Live Office Hours with Felicia: January 26, 10:00 AM PST // Our first session of 2023, Felicia will chat about the latest news from inside the School plus share a special livestream giveaway. If you have a fibre arts question or SOS project you would like shared during the livestream, please post your questions and projects in advance.
Please note: We will be taking some time each week to ensure the SOS website is up-to-date, taking place for 1-2 hours on Tuesdays starting at 1:00 PM PST. We apologize for any downtime or interruptions you may experience during this time. We will work quickly to have the site running smoothly for you to access everything the School has to offer!
Wishing you a wonderful week of multicraftual making,
School of SweetGeorgia