Quilters were one of the first groups of crafters to adopt the idea of joining exclusive clubs with the aim of making an ongoing mystery project which became gradually revealed… Recently, knit-alongs have also been gathering interest, and now crochet fans can get in on the act too.
Rowan Design Consultant Debbie Abrahams was one of the first designers to adapt the idea for knitters, and, following the success of one of her group knit-alongs, she suggested fellow Design Consultant Jane Crowfoot launch a crochet equivalent.
Jane’s first Crochet Club was launched in January 2011. Over the following six months, 250 members worked through an exclusive mystery project, which was temptingly revealed a section at a time. The piece was designed so that members got to develop their skills and try out new techniques. Online help was offered in the form of a dedicated crochet blog. The price of joining the club included everything you needed to complete the project and at the end of the six months the outcome was revealed in the shape of an art deco inspired crochet panel.
Jane is currently developing Crochet Club 2012, which will be based on Victorian lacework and flower imagery. It will be worked in Rowan Cotton Glace and sneak previews of the ‘mystery’ project are available on Jane’s website.
Visit Jane Crowfoot's website to register your interest and find out more about The Crochet Club 2012.