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Crochet African Flower Stuffie Workshop

Heidi Bears writes the most fantastic patterns for African Flower Stuffed Animals. Pick and purchase any of her stuffed animal patterns and bring it to the workshop, and I’ll show you how to make the different African flower motifs, then how to crochet them all together!  These stuffies look the best when there are a ton of colors in the motifs, and a single color joining them all together. By joining us at the workshop, we can all share and trade colors so everybody’s stuffed animal is more vibrant! 

This workshop will be in three parts, and you can sign up for any or all of them. The first day we will be working on how to crochet the flower motifs, joining crochet in the round, and adding new color per round. The second day we will start putting the motifs together, either by crocheting them together, or sewing. The third day we will be joining the last (and slightly more difficult) motifs, getting the stuffie properly stuffed, and any finishing touches. 

You’ll be learning: 

  • Different methods for starting crochet in the round

  • Adding new colors in the round

  • Join-as-you-go crochet motifs using crochet 

  • Adding stuffing like an expert

  • Adding Shape and Structure to a stuffed animal

Materials Needed:

  • Sock/fingering weight yarn of a variety of colors - this is great for remnants you have laying around!

  • 1.75 mm Crochet Hook

    • OR hook size needed for a tight crochet weave (so the stuffing doesn’t fly out!)

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Scissors

  • Polyfil will be provided

    • Beans or Weighted stuffing/beads optional and not provided

Heidi Bears Pattern Library:

Materials Included: Polyfil
Requirements: Chain, Single Crochet, Double Crochet
Instructor: Ash Waynick
Instructor Bio: I taught myself to knit and crochet when I was a teenager, and taught at a local knit shop for years before life started moving me around. Lace quickly became my absolute favorite, and I can fix just about ANYTHING lace. However, there are only so many lace shawls I can make then never wear, so I became a jack of all stitch types. Crochet is fantastic for shaping and stuffies, and can handle the finer details of delicate jewelry, but knit has the best drape and such a variety of different techniques. One of my favorite aspects of teaching is learning how each person knits, and finding ways for improvement based on existing techniques. Fun Fact: I'm a serial hobbyist. My motto is "if I can draw it, I can make it. In just about any medium" It's a real problem, and I have SO MANY crafting supplies at home. Leatherwork, knitting, crochet, sewing (bags, costumes, period accurate reproductions), cross stitch, jewelry-making, stamping/soldering, baking, building automatons, others that I have probably forgotten... my stash is a real problem!

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.