Weds 19 Oct, 1pm – 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 – 16
In this workshop, you will learn the basics to create your first ever amigurumi (a Japanese word for the art of creating a small knitted or crocheted, stuffed yarn creature!). You will learn how to start your crochet project, how to single crochet to create the body and shape it into a circle, as well as the sewing techniques used to finish your very own jellyfish. The instruction will be written in both long form (everything spelt out) and with crochet abbreviations. Throughout the making of this project, the therapeutic, repetition motion of creating crochet stitches will help you learn and practise the skills at a relaxed pace. You will leave the workshop with all the skills required to continue, so even if you didn’t finish this in time during the workshop, you will have built the confidence to complete it yourself, and to start new projects too! You will get an instruction leaflet and your own crochet hook to to take away with you so you can carry on crafting at home.
Trained as a fashion knitwear designer, Cynthia has been intertwined with woollen goodness since she was young. Cynthia was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Bristol, and obtained her BA Fashion design with Knitwear at Central St Martins in London. She is in the process of moving to Dunblane and we look forwards to seeing a lot more of her in the future!
Cynthia has worked with London based designers such as Cooperative Designs and James Long, as well as internationally, at Valentino in Rome. At the moment Cynthia is working with Stitch & Story and Fabrics Store. With the belief that knowledge is power, she enjoys expanding her skills in teaching and passing on crafting skills to those at various levels. At the same time, improving her own identity as a designer.
Juice, water and biscuits will be provided however please ensure your child has had lunch before the workshop. A sketchbook, pencil and a water bottle would be helpful to bring along!