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Follow up videos and instructions for Fiber Arts Fanatics

The following videos accompany the presentation to the GSNMT for the Fleece to Fashion program. Terms and instructions follow the videos

They are:

Making a slip knot

Holding your yarn like a pro

Chain stitch

Single crochet into the chain

Single crochet rows

Making a Slip Knot
Hold your yarn like a pro
Chain Stitch
Single Crochet into the chain
Single crochet rows

TermsInstructionsAbbreviation
The instructions assume that you are holding your yarn like a pro!
Yarn overPut your hook under the yarn from left to right (inside to ouside), rotate your wrist so that the yarn goes over  the hook.

Alternatively, use your hand to  “throw” the yarn over your hook, from right to left (outside to inside.)
YO
ChainInsert your hook under the yarn from left to right  (yarn over) and grab the yarn with the hook. Holding the loop that is on your hook with your left hand, pull the new yarn through the loop with your right hand.Ch
Single crochetInsert your hook into a stitch (chain or single crochet), yarn over and grab the yarn, then pull the yarn through the stitch. You now have 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through both loops on your hook.Sc
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A Spooktacular Halloween Tea

Saturday, October 31, 2020

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

via Zoom

Attention

At the end of this long post is a contact form. Please use it to provide us with the following information:

  • Number of attendees (the more, the merrier scarier.)
  • Delivery address(es). No haunted houses, please.
  • Craft choices, as defined below.
  • Any food allergies/restrictions, (we’ll do our best to make substitutions, but it may end up being omitted.)

Pick your poison from the playlist to set the mood.


Courses


Crafts

After viewing the crafts, you will notice that you get to make some choices. Email your choices to us, using the contact form at the end of the post.

This is an example of two of the crafts we will be doing. The first is the jackolantern candle holders that are reclaimed wine goblets which you will paint and decorate. The second is the embellished candles which you will make using tissue paper images that are embedded in the candle using waxed paper and a blow dryer.

You will recieve these supplies: goblet, paint, paint brush, leaves, marker, candle, tissue paper, waxed paper.

You will need to provide: 2 bowls/jars of water for the brushes, throwaway towel, hair dryer or heat gun,

You may choose the image for your candle from the photo below.


A third craft is this giant spider web which you will cut from folded tissue paper, much like a snowflake. Attached is a friendly spider you make from pom poms, pipe cleaners, and, of course, googly eyes.

You will recieve: tissue paper, template, pom poms, pipe cleaner, googly eyes.

You will need to provide: pen/pencil, scissors, glue,two or three paper clips, toothpick.


The last craft will be the finishing touch to your Halloween decor: Spooky books.

Covering these books took me back 50 years. We used to purchase book covers to cover our textbooks — they were like a nickel, I think, in the bookstore. If you couldn’t purchase one, you covered them in old paper bags. Back then, paper bags were all we had for groceries.

Please choose which cover you’d like to get. It will be printed on an old paper bag. The cover fits an old-fashioned pocket paperback of about 350 pages, give or take. If you would like, after the tea I will send you the files for the other two books so you can have all three.

Choose from “Modern Alchemy”, Haunted Mansions”, or “Bats”.

You will receive: printed cover of your choice.

You will provide: scissors, tape, old paperback book.


Don’t forget to include the following in the contact form.

  • Number of attendees (the more, the merrier scarier.)
  • Delivery address(es). No haunted houses, please.
  • Craft choices, as defined below.
  • Any food allergies/restrictions, (we’ll do our best to make substitutions, but it may end up being omitted.)