LEARN TO CROCHET A CHUNKY FABRIC BASKET WITH NURIA MESTRES
Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11
10.30am to 1pm (2.5 hours)
Join Nuria and learn to make gorgeous decorative homewares using large-scale crochet. Create and take home a cool crochet basket in chunky yarn. You will learn the basic crochet stitches and use Trap-Art yarn – imported from Europe!
Workshop includes: One ball of Trap-Art yarn, one wooden hook, the pattern and the tuition.
Skill level: Beginners or people with no crochet experience.
Class cost: $100*
*Show entry ticket must be purchased separately
MEET GUEST ARTIST NURIA MESTRES
Crochet, macramé and weaving are all passions of contemporary craft designer Núria Mestres but it is large-scale crochet that really has her hooked. Núria taught herself to crochet when her children were young and was drawn to thick chunky yarns and super-size hooks which gave a quick result. Crochet baskets, bags and rugs, and macramé hangings are all easy to create using these wonderful yarns and
the finished products make cool contemporary homewares.
When Núria became interested in this form of crochet, she discovered that there was a lack of suitable yarn and rope products available in Australia. This led to sourcing ethically produced supplies from her home country Spain, and now Núria has a growing online business, selling linen twine, ropes for macramé and chunky yarns for crochet to customers around Australia and as far afield as New York.