Stitches Emporium, Kyalami Corner, Midrand – Contact the store on 010 020 6821 during office hours

Tapestry Crochet (over 2 x 3 1/2 hour sessions) – R650 all inclusive*

Learn how to make one of six tapestry crochet bag patterns, using Raeesah DK 100% soft cotton yarn. In session two you will learn how to make the macrame and chain darning straps. Tea and a light snack are included. You will also receive a personalised, non-expiring Gift Voucher for 50% off ALL my patterns, old and new.

Advanced Tapestry Crochet (over 2 x 3 1/2 hour sessions) – R650 all inclusive*

Make one of two tapestry crochet bags with surface texture stitching, using Raeesah DK 100% soft cotton yarn. Tea and a light snack are included. You will also receive a personalised, non-expiring Gift Voucher for 50% off ALL my patterns, old and new.

Cross-body Tapestry Crochet Pouch & Kumihimo strap (over 2 x 3 1/2 hour sessions) – R580 all inclusive*

Make a tapestry crochet pouch, line it and add a zipper, and in the following session learn how to make a Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) strap for the pouch. The pouch will be made with Vinnis Nikkim in your choice of colours, and a 4″ Kumihimo disc is included. Tea and a light snack are included.You will also receive a personalised, non-expiring Gift Voucher for 50% off ALL my patterns, old and new.

Kiddies Basic Kumihimo ( 1 x 3 1/2 hour session) – R300 all inclusive* 

Receive a 4″ Kumihimo disc and learn how to make 5 different braids. You will also receive a full-colour manual with instructions to make 10 different braids.

Adults Basic Kumihimo (1 x 3 1/2 hour session) – R450 all inclusive*

Receive a 6″ Kumihimo disc and learn how to make 6 different braids. You will also receive a full-colour manual with instructions to make 10 different braids.

* Contact the store or email me at tapestrycrochetandcraft@gmail.com for workshop dates and times

Crochet Classes Thursday mornings at Stitches Emporium in Kyalami Corner, Midrand – R150 per session. Book on 010 020 6821 during office hours.

Join my friendly classes on Thursdays to learn new techniques, or for advice on how to work that pattern you’ve always wanted to make. Beginners and children are welcome. Class sizes are limited, so please book in advance.

I am an experienced teacher and can guide you through almost any technique you can throw at me. If you’re planning to join the class and have a particularly challenging pattern you’d like me to help you with, please send me a copy of it so that I can go through it and prepare myself in advance? It is very difficult to teach a couple of beginners and at the same time tackle a difficult pattern with a more expert crocheter, so I like to be prepared.

You can email me at tapestrycrochetandcraft@gmail.com or WhatsApp 082 444 4133 or call me to chat about it. I’m always available to help.

Interlocking Crochet – learn this interesting and fairly simple technique by making a sample with two different patterns, and learning how to finish your blocks. Then, try my new Baby Blanket pattern, which features stitch patterns by myself and Tanis Galik.

Mosaic Crochet – another easy technique! Make my new Mosaic Throw, using two coordinating cakes of “Alula” yarn. This results in an amazing throw that looks complicated but is really simple to do.

Cable Crochet – learn the basics of cable crochet and make beautiful garments and blankets. The possibilities are endless!

Corner-to-corner – learn this fast and easy stitch and then advance to making a simple Heart design in four colours. Once you have mastered the technique you can make your own “graphgans” to brighten up any room.

Tunisian crochet – learn another fascinating crochet technique using a long crochet hook and working in rows, almost like knitting. Make clothing, throws, cushions etc using interesting textures and stitches.

Surface Crochet – Learn to make the Stardust Melodies CAL squares and assemble them into a gorgeous throw, or make cushions in colours to match your decor. Then you can combine those textures with crochet cables and make exciting new designs of your own.