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Beginning this Tuesday evening, I will be teaching a four-week crochet course at the brand new Textile Arts Center in Manhattan.

Dale, Dale (Hit It, Hit It). Crocheted Wool, Wire, Wood.

Crochet 101: Sculptural Crochet

Tues  6:30- 9:30 PM,  October 4 – October 25

Textile Arts Center, Manhattan

26 W. 8th Street

New York, NY 10011

Crochet is the process of using a hook to pull loops through other loops to create fabric.  Each stitch can be conceived of as a pixel or building block; the variation of size and number of stitches lending a distinct three-dimensional form.  Only one stitch is dealt with at a time, making it easy to adjust along the way and experiment without a formal pattern. In this workshop you will learn to use the basic building blocks of crochet– chaining, single crochet, and double crochet– to create various three-dimensional shapes and sculptures of your choosing.  No experience with crochet is necessary and all levels are welcome. Come with a project in mind or simply a desire to play and improvise.

Please pass on to any of your crafty friends in NYC!


Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.