Teaching schedule: 
Available annually from May-September

Bead Rope Crochet Bangle

This is a class that I teach called "Bead Rope Crochet Bangle" The class is held in two sessions: a 3-hour introductory and hands-on class and a 2-hour finishing and follow-up class a week later. The project sample is pictured on the left.

The class covers different ways to start a rope, how to crochet one, and how to finish a rope bracelet. The invisible join will be taught in the finishing of the class project, a spiral rope bangle bracelet. If you are interested in having me teach this at your shop or for your guild, you can reach me through the contact form here on this website.

Introduction to Wire Crochet: Beginners and Beyond

In this class, I discuss the difference between working with wire and fiber. All students use the basic crochet chain stitch to complete a single or multi-strand necklace.

After finishing the necklace, students who are beyond the beginning stage of crochet knowledge should have time in class to start a wire crochet bracelet of beaded cuff as well. The class length is 2 1/2 hours.

Instructional blog posts:

This crochet necklace is a fun and easy project to make for a gift or for yourself. It only requires basic crochet skills and the ability to use a small steel crochet hook with thread.

A nice thing about this project is how different it can look with various types of beads and thread.  The necklace can also be wrapped around the wrist and worn as a bracelet.

Have you made a beret for a holiday gift and you are unsure how to block it? Perhaps you have one of your own that needs to be laundered and reshaped. 

This brief tutorial discusses the steps to follow to block a traditional knitted (or crocheted) beret/tam. This method uses some traditional tableware as hat blocks.

When you have a larger, slouchy beret, you may not want the crease in the crown that the previous method gives. You want a softer, more casual look.

This post describes how to block a larger, oversized beret in a way that avoids the traditional crease.

Have you made a project that you purposely want to look unblocked, but you want to wash it.  How do you keep it from stretching out into a whole other type of design. Is there a way to keep it looking unblocked, organic, or wild.

This technique was developed for my scarf design, A Mermaid Dreams in Kelp Beds. It might work well for your wild knit project, too.

This is a tutorial I use in my bead-crochet rope classes in which I teach students how to start a crocheted bead rope with the use of a starter tube.

Anyone who has spent any time crocheting bead ropes, or attempting to, will tell you that the hardest thing is to get started.  This tutorial shows how to do it in a painless way.