Classes!

I. Love. Teaching. Crochet. For 2016 I taught these in-depth classes at CGOA’s Chain Link conference, July 13-16 2016, in Charleston SC:
I also had a booth in the market, and I blogged in June about both here. Scroll down more to see a list of my crochet class topics in 2014. (In 2015 I focused on creating my first show booth.)

What Students Say About Vashti's Crochet Classes 

My classes consistently sell out! Here's what my students say about them (culled from anonymous class evaluations).

These easy coffee cozies show
off all 6 stitch types covered in
the Introduction to Slip Stitch
Crochet 
class. The welted grey

one at the top is the same stitch
 as my Shamlian Weltie design.

About the Slip Stitch Crochet Classes:

  • I have learned more than I ever imagined possible in 3 hours. Vashti is an amazing teacher, so generous and very, very talented in the teaching department. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • This class was challenging - really stretched my mind to new limits. Ms. Braha is so calming and patient.
  • Excellent! So much new information! Yay!
  • More Vashti, more slip stitch!
   
Flower-like love knots of my
popular Electra Wrap 

(Interweave Crochet magazine
Summer 2103 issue)

About the Love Knot (Lover's Knot, Solomon's Knot) Classes:

  • Best class ever! Thank you! 
  • Vashti is a natural teacher - very organized and clear! 
  • A joy of a class!
  • Excellent class! I'm a new crocheter and it was accessible and challenging.
  • Loved this! Will definitely use it.
  • Well researched, plenty of resources, swatches, projects.
  • Always enjoy Vashti's informed teaching style!
  • Love it!
This is an antique edging pattern
that I converted to 100% Tunisian
stitches for the Tunisian Filet
Lace Basics
 class
  

About the Tunisian Crochet Lace Classes:

  • This was a wonderful class!! I really learned many new techniques that I can't wait to try in designing. Thanks, Vashti!
  • Loved her energy.
  • Great class! I want more!! Lots of info.
  • Vashti has brought Tunisian to the next level! I am addicted to the new technique that we learned! Great class.
  • Can't wait to get started!
  • I loved this course! I'm excited about new Tunisian stitches and techniques - thanks!
  • Innovative, taking Tunisian to new heights! Great visuals - large swatches, projects. Awesome!
  • Great instructor and fun techniques.
  • Very detailed, learned a lot.
  • One of several images I'm creating for 
    Tunisian Filet Lace: Skill Building Basics
  • Great handouts & instructions. Great website & blog. Love the designs. Thank you!
     

About the Beauty of Antique Love Knots Class:

  • Terrific class - really appreciate Vashti's historic perspective on the art!
  • I especially like introducing the historical perspective & designers of old!
  • Awesome!
  • Great class!
  • History, resources, technique - can't wait to do more.
  • Great class! Enjoyed and learned some great new ideas.
  • Well-paced class - she was excellent!
   

About the Creating Crochet Jewelry Class (2012):

  • Not only is Vashti very knowledgeable but her very fun and friendly character adds so much to the class and inspiration.
  • Very good class - instructor knowledgable - great teacher!
   

Even MORE About the Love Knot (Lover's Knot, Solomon's Knot) Classes:

  • Fabulous handout. Good information. Clearly Vashti knows her knot stitch.
  • Great workshop - neat samples.
  • Learned new techniques, great class.
  • The eyelet lace design 
    that inspired my earliest 
    Tunisian lace classes: 
    Weightless Tunisian Wrap
  • Fun class, well organized.
   

Even MORE About the Tunisian Crochet Lace Classes:

  • This was my first crochet class. It pushed me and inspired me. I can't wait to get to work (play).
  • Really a great class! I'm already dreaming up design ideas.
  • Love the class, great teacher, great tips.
  • Learned more than I expected--very interesting class.
  • Wonderful stitches, great ideas.
  • Great techniques, inspirational.
  • Excellent class.
  • Great class - lots of info.

I tried combining images of several shaping
techniques to capture the breadth of the
Slip Stitch Shaping & Special Effects class.

Even MORE About the Slip Stitch Crochet Classes:

  • I never knew the slip stitch could make such a beautiful fabric & that it's so versatile.
  • Wow!
  • I have learned more than I ever imagined possible in 3 hours. Vashti is an amazing teacher, so generous and very, very talented in the teaching department. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • A joy! Learned so much.
  • This could be very useful in garment design. Thanks Vashti!
  • Awesome class!! Thank you.
  • Great class! Vashti is definitely a pioneer for the "new slip stitch technique."
  • Very interesting! Learned some new techniques that will be fun to use in future projects.
  • Excellent class - learned a lot!
  • Fabulous! Instructor made me feel as an equal - which was delightful. Super friendly and passionate. 
  • I left with a great appreciation for a stitch that I once didn't value. I look forward to dreaming about all the possibilities. Thank you!
  • More slip stitch classes from Vashti--fabulous
  • Makes me want more--great class!
  • So, so great! Learned lots and had fun.
  • Instructor was very patient--she took the time the students needed. Was unfamiliar with this type of crochet so did not always understand. She was very good!
  • Enjoyed looking through all the samples that Vashti brought in. They were very inspiring.
  • Vashti was very enthusiastic when teaching the class and I think that spread throughout the class.
  • Vashti is a gentle teacher who is very patient!
  • Fabulous fabrics, great techniques, new way of looking at and thinking about a stitch that normally is rather neglected. A++
  • As a beginner, I was unsure but instructor was very good, easy to understand.
  • Very interesting. Learned a lot and will use this in my work.
  • Thanks so much for offering this wonderful class!
  • Vashti is very calm and that makes her very easy to listen to. She does an awesome job!
  • This workshop was filled with so many exciting possibilities for future projects! I enjoyed learning the history too.
  • Great history of techniques. Fascinating.
  • Vashti is really great at communicating and seeing where we go wrong (or think we do) and pointing out and explaining how to fix and when we are right.
  • This class was challenging - really stretched my mind to new limits. Ms. Braha is so calming and patient.
  • Excellent! So much new information! Yay!
  • Yeah!
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Vashti's 2014 Crochet Class Topics 

Star Stitch Magic!
(This is Starwirbel, a
downloadable pattern)
1. Tunisian Filet Lace: Skill Building Basics 
See my new Pinterest board, "LACY Tunisian Crochet."

Link goes to my popular Pinterest board for this topic.


4. Slip Stitch Shaping and Special Effects 
From within Ravelry.com, see my Slip Stitch projects.
I like this ropy, twisty mesh
that I created for the Tunisian
Eyelet Meshes
 class. It's based
on the Weightless Wrap.
Also see my online photo sets: Antique Love Knots and Crochet Love Knots. From within Ravelry.com, see my Love Knot projects.
This class started years ago as a project class for the Weightless Wrap, then expanded into the comprehensive technique class that it is today.