Introduction to TITR (Tunisian in the Round) – Sandy Walker
Maximum participants: 12
Tunisian in the Round (TITR) is the easiest method of creating graphics without yarn carries or stranding and mimics mosaic/tapestry crochet and Fair Isle knitting. Patterns are presented in easy to follow chart formats, providing great visuals, eliminating line by line instructions and are suitable for competent beginners. In this workshop you will learn how to stitch a simple, two colour square using a simple graphic with easy repeats.
I will provide double ended Tunisian crochet hooks, a workbook and additional graphs that can be used to complete a sampler.
2 contrasting colours of DK or worsted weight yarn (100 meters of each); one of the yarns could be self-striping. 4 stitch markers, one a different colour (to mark 1st st of round).
Participants will need basic Tunisian crochet skills including familiarity of forward and return pass techniques and basic stitches including Tunisian knit stitch and Tunisian reverse stitch. The workshop will progress much faster and we’ll have more time to “play” with the infinite creative possibilities of this technique.
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.
My goal is to create refreshingly different, contemporary and innovative Tunisian designs utilizing new techniques for colour work, graphics, cables and textures. My specialty is Tunisian in the Round (TITR) and these unique designs have been recognized by the Crochet Guild of America, awarded second place in 2018 and first place in the 2019 and 2021 design competitions. I have taught Tunisian crochet techniques locally for the past few years and hosted CALs introducing new techniques to hundreds of students. I was a featured teacher on a Crafty Adventures cruise out of Sydney, Australia in the summer of 2019 and taught informal classes on previous cruises as well as at CGOA conferences. I have published 2 Tunisian supplements for Simply Crochet and am currently working on the 3rd; “Learn Tunisian in the Round” booklet through Annie’s and have designs featured in Crochet World, including 2 in the summer of 2023. I am a retired medical laboratory scientist and managed a university hospital Clinical Chemistry department. I am grateful for the math/nerd, teaching and procedure writing skills I acquired during my tenure and continue to utilize them. I currently provide accounting services on a limited basis for our family businesses (when I’m not crocheting). My husband and I live on a large property, overlooking the Bruce Trail and will celebrate our 47th anniversary in May. My mom crocheted my wedding dress and I made the jacket and shawls for the bridal party. Fibre arts and especially crochet have given me a creative outlet for decades. Our daughter recently learned to crochet as a surprise and gifted me her first project. My mother was an incredible fibre artist and gifted me her nimble fingers and speed. I can still hear her advice “use the hook/needle, it is the tool”. I channel her patience when teaching.