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Jun 7

TOAST & TATTER | An Introduction to Crochet with Taryn Urushido

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST

Join practicing artist and Tatter tutor Taryn Urushido in an intimate workshop exploring the rhythmic process of crochet.

Using natural twine and recycled textiles, Taryn will guide you through the craft, starting with understanding how to hold your crochet hook, through to controlling the tension of your material. Taryn will use her visual language to demonstrate how a single crochet stitch can be used to create a heavy hemp coaster. She will also show how the traditional stitch technique can be developed for personal projects and larger objects for the home such as a seat cushion.

20% of ticket prices will be donated to Crafts Council UK, and their Let’s Craft Appeal helping to create Craft Packs for children most in need of support.

To take part:

  • Ensure you have a device with a webcam and microphone
  • Download the Zoom app in advance
  • Set up your Zoom account: https://zoom.us/signup.
  • Join Zoom Webinar via the link in your confirmation email.
  • You can either have your video screen and microphone on or off – note that if it’s on, people will be able to see and hear you.
  • TOAST may record video content and capture images from virtual workshops. By participating in the events, you consent to being filmed and/or photographed for such purpose. If you do not wish to appear, please do not turn on your camera.
  • Ensure you have a device with a webcam and microphone

Materials required:

  • 12mm Crochet Hook: available at Stitch and Story, Wool Warehouse, DMC, Etsy, We Crochet
  • For the Coaster: Hemp twine (170lb, 210ft): available at BLICK (US) , Nutscene (UK), The Hemp Shop (UK)
  • For the Seat Cushion: hand cut materials found around the home – old bed sheets, t-shirts, tea towels, denim etc
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Colourful string or safety pins to be used as “stitch markers”

TATTER is an organisation promoting the consciousness of cloth by considering, and celebrating cloth’s intrinsic and essential relationship in human life – through portals that include but are not limited to: art, shelter, comfort, science, commerce, and culture. The Tatter Blue Library, located in Brooklyn, New York, is home to over six thousand textile-related books and objects.

Taryn Urushido is a textile artist heavily influenced by both the Arizona desert landscape of her childhood and natural materials, dyes, and organic processes. As each textile is crafted, it becomes balanced, naturally creating a harmonious, wabi-sabi style. She teaches workshops to students of all ages through a visual language. Unlike textbook standards, she simultaneously teaches the form of the craft while guiding the free spirit that is at the tip of your fingers and hook.

IG: @tarynurushido

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TOAST is a unique lifestyle brand renowned for its thoughtful, contemporary design and commitment to traditional textiles and craftsmanship. Each season they host a series of events on topics that slow us down and inspire us. The talks, workshops and live demonstrations aim to bring together a like minded community of creative individuals.

We know that this changing landscape is extremely difficult for makers and creatives alike. We would like to show our support for the craft community by collecting donations for Crafts Council UK. These donations will go to their Let’s Craft Appeal – helping to create Craft Packs for children most in need of support. The aim is to ensure that these children do not miss out on the health, wellbeing and educational benefits of creativity.

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