Sylvie Damey

crochet with a french twist

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Archive for the 'workshop' Category

Spinning demo and crochet hook testing sessions on local craft fairs…

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 @ 3:59 pm in Crochet, workshop | No Comments »

Summer is nearly there, and occasions to meet other crafters are everywhere. Two weeks ago we went to the “Musŕ©e du tisserand Dauphinois” (a local weaving museum) to demonstrate how we spin yarn. Claire and Heike brought their spinning wheels, and I spindle spun some Gotland which was easier to spin evenly on a spindle. […]

That first spark…

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 @ 11:56 am in french, workshop | No Comments »

After weeks of making pompons, teaching the basics of knitting and crochet to kids and adults during our wednesday free workshops at our local library, it’s been a huge pleasure to install the first pompom garlands and armchair cozies. The goal of those workshops: spend a joyful hour together, share a few techniques so that […]

Crochet workshop: Crocheting a sweater without a pattern

Posted: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 @ 1:13 pm in Crochet, workshop | 1 Comment »

Two amazing ladies came to my corner of the Alps to learn how to crochet a sweater or cardigan without a pattern during 2 days of crochet workshop. We started with having a look at the 20 pages document I gave them, choosing the style of garment they wanted (sweater or cardigan, short or long […]

Technique thursday -The dc project, Episode 4

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 @ 6:25 pm in Crochet, dc project, workshop | No Comments »

Have you made your first swatch from Episode 3 yet ? Great ! Take it in front of you and let’s explore all the differences we can find between – dc in both loops – dc in 3rd loop – front post dc – back post dc (all worked in rows at this stage) 1/ […]

Crochet and spindle spinning workshops in Creativa Grenoble

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 @ 5:07 pm in Crochet, french, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

Once again, I had the pleasure to be invited along with the Greblogueuses at the big local craftfair “Creativa”. A perfect opportunity to connect with crafters, see again familiar faces… and share my love of crochet and spindle spinning with others ! Here are a few pictures of those 3 days… Learning how to spin […]

Crochet worshops, spinning workshops and more this summer !

Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 @ 3:03 pm in Crochet, french, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

Such wonderful memories in this chalet with my friend Sophie. For several months I’ve been trying to organise a spinning/crochet/knitting retreat there, to share the passion and meet more amazing crafters… (I know most of you have already planned your summer by now… Hopefully next year I’ll have all the details ready by spring!) Take […]

Getting into Amigurumis…

Posted: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 @ 11:02 am in amigurumis, Crochet, workshop | No Comments »

Because I teach workshops locally, students have asked about an Amigurumi workshop. Well I did crochet a couple amigurumis ages ago, but not that many. Totally needed to refresh my skills in that area. I started looking around, and collecting ideas and techniques into an Amigurumi Pinterest board. Here are some of the creatures that […]

Wool festival in Lot, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, french, Lot et Laine wool festival, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

So I’m a bit behind, but here’s a quick recap of the wool festival “Lot et Laine” I went to in July. The festival took place in Lot, a beautiful area of France, remote and quite a long trip from Vercors.. but it was oh so worth it ! Ladies from Cahors installed this beautiful […]

Preparing for the festival and my workshops

Posted: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 @ 9:47 am in Crochet, dolls clothes, Felting, Lot et Laine wool festival, spinning, workshop | No Comments »

I crocheted tons of mini Roselettes, with a special little project in mind. Am putting the last finishing touch to the very detailed step-by-step tutorial, aimed especially at beginner crocheters. (there will also be a condensed version of the pattern at the end for more experienced crocheters) Preparing also as many felted soaps and kits […]

Pretty leather projects, perfect for Birthdays !

Posted: Monday, July 8th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm in Crochet, Family, kids craft, Leather, Sewing, workshop | 2 Comments »

June is the month of birthdays around here. Birthday parties for both my daughters.. which means parties to organise, and activities to think of. This year I decided to offer mini-workshops for my daughter’s guests. I wanted to make something quick and pretty with leather, using not too much material and easy to make for […]

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