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Free crochet resources
This cheat sheet is SO GOOD that it’s only available to my students and subscribers. So all you need to do to get your hands on it is either hire me to teach you crochet or sign up to receive my crochet news emails.
During lockdown #1, I ran a free Sandrine shawl CAL (crochet along) in my Facebook group. The detailed pattern, with charts and step by step videos, is still available, so feel free to join!
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Who am I?
First things first: in case you’re wondering about my weirdly spelled name (it’s French!), you can pronounce it like ‘Gail‘ 😉
I’ve been teaching crochet since 2014.
It all started quite by chance, when my local library ran a craft group and I was asked to teach others to crochet.
I quickly realised that knowing how to do something and knowing how to teach it were two very different skills!
Why? Because you need to totally deconstruct what you know in order to not just show how to do things, but also put it into words, as well as being able to spot and troubleshoot mistakes.
Now I’m known for demonstrating crochet techniques in a super easy way. I also make sure to give feedback to my students every step of the way, so that they know where they may be going wrong and how they can make things easier for themselves, giving them the confidence they need to tackle projects on their own!
Some of the lovely things my students have to say about working with me
When circumstances change in our lives, it’s important to come up with new ways to look after our mental health.
One of these possible self-care practices is crafting. And of course, the craft I recommend is crochet!
2020 was an interesting year in many ways, to say the least…
Some crochet trends were pretty standard, i.e. centered on a fashion item. Others were more unexpected, and closely related to a time of pandemic. Here are the 4 crochet trends that stood out the most in my eyes.
Do you follow what happens in “the fibre community”? Have you heard of this summer’s Ravelry debacle?
This popular, almost inescapable pattern repository has done the unthinkable and alienated many regular users.
When was the last time you did something for the first time ever? This summer I volunteered to join the testing team for Amber Zumbrun’s latest crochet design. It was actually a double first for me: I had never done pattern testing for a designer, AND I had never made crocheted clothes where fit...
Ruth and Jenny kindly let me tag along to their annual trip to CHSI Stitches. I didn’t know what to expect from a craft show only open to professionals…
I hadn’t planned on buying a book about crochet shawls but while browsing I flicked through a few crochet books, but none caught my attention until I got to Delicious Crochet Shawls. It was a winner for me because… it contained charts!