The Gift of Making time stop, and blurring the lines between work and Play

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While working in the studio I spend a lot of time listening to podcast, and often listen to interviews about people’s creative and business journeys to success. A common theme is that, at least in the beginning, they spend a lot of time working.

I found myself questioning if I “work” enough to  have that kind of success. What I realized was that I do in fact “work” a lot, but it doesn’t feel like work, because I love what I do. See while these thoughts were going through my head, I had just spent the last 10 hours working on a crochet project, which to me, meant that I hadn’t worked at all that day.

Intro to crochet cowl from amber kane on Vimeo.

So what’s this have to do with you? The reason that I was crocheting all day, was because I was working on some new patterns for a crochet workshop that I’m teaching Sept 7th. When I create a new pattern I usually do it 3-4 different ways, playing with various yarns, crochet hooks, and sizes. I like to truly understand the pattern so that I can make it easy for you to understand. Plus I don’t follow directions or patterns myself, counting rows, and stitches makes crocheting feel like work to me, and well than I don’t want to do it . My goal is to understand a piece inside and out, so that I can make it super easy for you to understand and create. I want you to love crochet as much as I do, I want to give you the gift of having something that blurs the lines of work and play, and stops time.

how to make a braided cowl

I”m in progress of creating crochet lessons that you can take from the comfort of your home, while your curled up on your coach, in your pjs, with a glass of wine. But until those are finished you’re just going to have to come and hang out with me and some other fun people in person.

To register and get your supply list, click here. If you have any questions, leave a comment and I’ll be sure to send you a response.

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How to be the best gift giver

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How to Crochet

 

Every time that I”m crocheting in public people stop and say that they would love to learn how to crochet, and I’m guessing that you’ve said that at one time or another as well, well now’s your chance.

Why Crochet? Because you make awesome accessories for you, your friends, and your home. It’s also fun, relaxing, and easy to take with you as you travel. Crochet has also been known to entertain me through a boring meeting or two.

If you’ve never crocheted before, in this class you’re going to learn two basic stitches, the chain and double crochet stitch, and I’m going to teach you how to make you’re very own cowl. You may not get it finished by the end of class, but don’t worry you’ll leave with the knowledge necessary to finish it on your own. You will also receive written and video instructions to help remind you how to do it when I’m not sitting beside you.

If you already have a basic understanding of crochet, you’re welcome as well. I’ll work with you on designing your cowl, and getting you started. You’ll learn that it’s really fun and easy to come up with your very own designs, and will have a pile of gifts made in no time.

PS: it doesn’t matter your age, I love working with people of all ages, so come as you are, and I”ll work with you along the way. Everyone will leave the class having learned a new skill, made some new friends, and had a blast.

how to make a crochet cowl

The Details:

During this workshop you will learn the basics of crochet, and put your newly acquired skills to practice by creating your scarf/cowl. ( you will either leave with a finished product, of the skills and tools to finish your piece after class) You will have the choice of learning to create a triangle scarf, or a cowl. Both use the same basic techniques.

This is the perfect workshop to do with a group of friends, or come by yourself and make some new ones. You’ll leave with new skills, and a new stunning piece to add to your wardrobe.

Crochet is fairly easy to learn and has endless possibilities once you know one or two basic stitches.

Supply list: – Crochet hook size J – Two to three balls of yarn, the amount of yarn depends on the size piece that you wish to create ( if this is your first time crocheting, stick with basic yarn, no frills, fuzz, or beading)

Saturday, Sept 7th 10 am – 2 pm

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster

Instructor: Amber Kane
Skill Level: No prior experience necessary

Cost: $66.00

Click here to register

how to crochet a triangle scarf

 

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Because you’ve always wanted to learn to crochet

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Amber Kane Crochet class

Every time that I”m crocheting in public people stop and say that they would love to learn how to crochet, and I’m guessing that you’ve said that at one time or another as well, well now’s your chance.

If you’ve never crocheted before, in this class you’re going to learn two basic stitches, the chain and double crochet stitch, and I’m going to teach you how to make you’re very own cowl. You may not get it finished by the end of class, but don’t worry you’ll leave with the knowledge necessary to finish it on your own. You will also receive written and video instructions to help remind you how to do it when I’m not sitting beside you.

If you already have a basic understanding of crochet, you’re welcome as well. I’ll work with you on designing your cowl, and getting you started. You’ll learn that it’s really fun and easy to come up with your very own designs, and will have a pile of gifts made in no time.

PS: it doesn’t matter your age, I love working with people of all ages, so come as you are, and I”ll work with you along the way. Everyone will leave the class having learned a new skill, made some new friends, and had a blast.

The Details:

During this workshop you will learn the basics of crochet, and put your newly acquired skills to practice by creating your scarf/cowl. ( you will either leave with a finished product, of the skills and tools to finish your piece after class) You will have the choice of learning to create a triangle scarf, or a cowl. Both use the same basic techniques.

This is the perfect workshop to do with a group of friends, or come by yourself and make some new ones. You’ll leave with new skills, and a new stunning piece to add to your wardrobe.

Crochet is fairly easy to learn and has endless possibilities once you know one or two basic stitches.

Supply list:
– Crochet hook size J
– Two to three balls of yarn, the amount of yarn depends on the size piece that you wish to create ( if this is your first time crocheting, stick with basic yarn, no frills, fuzz, or beading)

Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster  

Instructor: Amber Kane
Skill Level:  No prior experience necessary

Cost: $66.00

Click here to register:

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