Monday, October 4, 2010

Launceston Brown Owls - Crochet Toy Animals

Hi there Launny Owls,

This month's Brown Owls is on Thursday 14th at the Design Centre in Tamar Street at 7.30pm. This month the wonderful Melanie Kershaw will be showing us the art of making crochet toys. Details are given below of all that you will need, or bring along your own W.I.P as usual. RSVP by leaving a comment and the first 20 are in.

Please bring a 4mm crochet hook and some 8ply wool. It would probably be helpful to have several different colours, but there'll be a bunch of wool and some spare needles in a variety of sizes there so don't worry too much if you don't have it. It doesn't really matter what size needle or wool as long it matches up ok (so, a size 2 needle would need 4-6ply wool, a size 3,4,5,6 needle would need 8 ply wool, bigger the hook, the bigger the wool), it's just that a 4mm hook and 8 ply wool is easily handled and is kind of mid-range.

If you have an idea about what they'd like to make then they can bring their own pattern, but Melanie will bring a few copies of a pattern that outlines several different little animals, like a turtle, rabbit, bear, mouse etc.

Oh, and a wool needle will be helpful too!

Look forward to seeing you there.

And don't forget to "like" our Facebook page.!/pages/Brown-Owls-Launceston/145902578767043?v=wall

Georgia, Gemma and Eve


Melanie Kershaw said...

I'll be there!!
Feel free to post questions here too, if anyone is unsure. I wanted to say that this tutorial is by popular demand! Thanks to Susie (of BlackEyedSusie FAME)and Ailsa for their interest!

Anonymous said...

Count me in please!!! Louise F

Anonymous said...

I have heard so much about Brown Owls and would love to come and join in! Kirsten Bach

Anonymous said...

I'll be there. I've never crocheted before in my life but I'm keen to give it a go. I'll be much better organised this time and I'll bring a nibble to share. Jill C.

Fer said...

Sorry I won't be able to make it. I would've loved it too!

Black Eyed Susie said...

Me, definitely. Thanks Melanie. I'm pretty sure Ailsa will be there too. And maybe Bec.

Happy Mrs G said...

I'll be there. Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, i'll definately be there too! Can't wait to make some kind of cute little critter!

Also, if anyone has finished any Uthando dolls (from last Brown Owls),I am posting a batch off in about 2 weeks - so bring them along! Or keep working on them and i'll let you know when the next batch is going (probably just before Xmas).

See you all there ~ Ailsa!

Anonymous said...

Count me in too... looking forward to it! :) Sarah

Anonymous said...

Sorry everyone but I have to send my apologies after having said I'd be coming. Poor form I know but it can't be helped I'm afraid. I was so looking forward to crotcheting a wee animal or two. See you next time. Jill C.