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Nothing adds polish to a basic textile like the finess of crocheted details. It turns ordinary sun dresses, duvet covers, table runners, curtains and the like into delicate works of art. It also, however, adds a great deal to the price of a commercial item.
Join the D.I.Y. movement spurned by the walls of 1,000 Pinterest boards and Anthropologie window displays by learning how to crochet from a certified fiber artist. This Dabble class for beginners will walk students through the process of crocheting the simple chain stitch. Learn helpful tips for using the hook and selecting yarn, and once you've gotten the hang of the stitch you'll be sea-shelling in no time. All tools and materials are provided for the class, and Dabblers will leave with a hook, yarn, and sample made in class, so just come armed with the will to learn!
Marty Burns grew up outside of Gallup, New Mexico and relocated to Chicago in 2001 to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She earned her B.F.A. with an emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism and an M.F.A. in Fiber and Material Studies, both from the School. In 2009, Marty received the Artists Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council. She is a participant in the BOLT studio residency program until June 2012 at the Chicago Artists' Coalition with a solo show in the BOLT project space to follow opening July 6, 2012. She is also a teaching artist at the Hyde Park Art Center, Marwen, CAPE and Intuit.