Having always admired the beautiful work of Prudence Mapstone, primarily for its texture, colour and “randomness”, I jumped at the chance of attending this workshop. I was buoyed by the description of “previous experience needed” it stated that participants needed only know a couple of basic crochet or knitting stiches – even if they didn’t necessarily know the name of them. That sounded perfect for me! During the week leading up to the workshop I purchased a couple of crochet hooks and googled ‘basic crochet stitches’ I attempted to refresh my memory on what my mother had taught me 40 odd years ago and away I went. Arriving at the Scout hall, I positioned myself near Christiane Gray (nice lady & I was pretty sure she’d know something about crochet in case I got truly stuck). Thanks and sorry Chris!
The day was hosted by the amiable Anne from WAFTA, thankyou Anne, and Prudence was generous with her knowledge, and very patient as there were more than a couple of us with little prior crochet experience, so her work really was cut out for her!
By the end of the day we had all produced a couple of worthy and interesting pieces and most of us had purchased some lovely yarn. Now … how to incorporate this random crochet into my felting? The mind boggles.