Welcome to TAPESTRY CROCHET
Original Designs, Workshops, Patterns, Books, and More
*See the bag details on “Upcoming Workshops” page
Join one of my intermediate- to advanced-level workshops and learn how to make one of these beautiful tapestry crochet bags.
The workshops include the yarn, printed charts, a full PDF pattern by email, and light refreshments. You only need bring along a 3.5mm and 4.0mm crochet hook and a shoe box.
Workshops start promptly at 9:30am and end around 1:00pm (half-day) or 4:00pm (if full-day)
Half-day workshops are held over two sessions, two to three weeks apart. The price quoted includes BOTH sessions.
All my students receive a voucher for 50% off all of my patterns. The voucher is for their personal use and does not expire. They can also request to be added to my newsletter list to hear about new patterns as they are published.
A new range of Tapestry Crochet Bags for children!
I am busy designing and making a range of small bags suitable for children. They are 25 to 27cm tall and 40 to 42 cm in circumference, with an oval base, a simple closure, and two straps so they can be worn as a little backpack.
The bags feature cute animals – cats, owls, ellies – and are bright and colourful.
Watch this space
Place Mat patterns now available
I have just released a pattern set of four place mats, available for USD 5.00 or ZAR 60 per set.
The mats are about 30cm in diameter and are made with smooth, washable Aran/worsted/10-ply weight cotton yarn.
If you would like to order a set, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the bags & contact details
I started designing my own tapestry crochet bags in October 2016, having been inspired by the wonderful Mochila bags of the Wayuu tribe of South America.
After many trials and wrong turns, I finally settled on a design I felt was most practical. Many of the patterns have an African feel to them as I am inspired by the colours and fabrics of Africa every day.
The bags are worked in a soft, 100% double knit weight cotton yarn. They’re unlined and have a drawstring closure. The straps are made with either macrame or chain darning. (Both methods are explained in the patterns and workshops)
I am based in Midrand, between Johannesburg and Tshwane. I hold regular workshops at my studio and have also taught workshops at various homes and yarn shops around Gauteng. I’m available to teach classes of up to eight people at any local venue.
I am taking my workshops on tour to KwaZulu-Natal in April 2018 and I’m keen to visit Cape Town, Bloemfontein and East London too – so if you live in those areas, watch this space!
Designer and Teacher
Phone 082 444 4133
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org