Hook 1, Pass It On

Hook 1, Pass   it on is an initiative set up by the Craft Council to encourage us all to pass on our crochet skills to others – a sister to the fabulously successful “Knit 1, Pass It On which has been running in schools and community centres for a couple of years now.

I couldn’t pass up the chance to attend one of their training days, so couple of weeks back I headed off to Walsall Art Gallery for a day of training, giggling and crochet bunting with other equally enthusiastic ladies. Pictured, is Lesley from the WI’s Denman College showing off her knitting with great enthusiasm!

Not only did we learn the art of finger knitting and crochet, the very lovely Denise showed us how to make a diy drop spindle and spin our own “plarn” from plastic bags. After lunch we all contributed a piece of bunting to a display – as you can see we had a lot of fun designing our pieces!

Guess which one is mine?

Back in Cheshire, I was able to put my new skills to good use at Knutsford Leisure Centre during half term.  The finger crochet was very popular, but Stuart (Our Mayor) seemed more taken with the spinning demonstration organised by volunteers from the local Heritage Centre. Spin 1, Pass It On? It might just catch on you know … a drop spindle is very addictive!

ps If any of you are feeling generous, and you like reading this blog, maybe you could hop over to Inside Crochet and nominate Baking and Making as your favourite craft blog of 2011?

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  1. Hi Tracey, I’ve just popped over to Inside Crochet and nominated you – good luck!! I was taught a few years to finger knit – it’s good fn and a good way to get children started! Anne x


  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  November 3, 2011

    Thank you for nominating me. Finger knitting is great fun and I’ve seen a lovely scarf made from finger crochet in really chunky yarn so it is useful too :)


  3. Ali

     /  November 5, 2011

    ..perfect timing…I did some finger knitting last week – just to try it out..perhaps even I could finger crochet?!
    Love Walsall art gallery…and your distinctive bunting with the twirly droplet on the end!
    Looking forward to more drop spindle snippets!!


  4. Tracey Todhunter

     /  November 6, 2011

    Correctly spotted my bunting :)


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