Innovative Crochet Classes!
Nicki Hitz Edson is
available to teach classes and workshops on techniques for crocheting creatively
without patterns. Beginning to expert, structured to free form; adults and
young people, middle school and up.
Nicki Edson began crocheting with a
group of people who were in the forefront of the "Art to Wear"
movement. She co-authored a book called, "Creative Crochet,"* at
the height of the craft wave of the 70's and 80's. Nicki has taught
crochet all over New York City, including The New School for Social Research,
The craft Students' League, Riverside Church Arts and Crafts Cooperative and
various workshops around the country. In 1975, Nicki received a National
Endowment of the Arts Grant for her crochet work. Her work has been shown
in galleries and museums all over the world. One of her crocheted masks is
published in Julie Shaffler Dale's book, "Art to Wear."
For more information and pictures of
Nicki's work, click on the buttons on the left.
*Also see "Creative
Crochet" button on the lower left.
To contact Nicki, see contact information on
the lower left.
following is a list of possible Crochet classes. In
many cases, the content would overlap or flow into each
other. I would hope to allow each student to be as
inventive as she/he wants to be.Crochet
Class Particulars and Parameters
Basics: Basic stitches; techniques for starting and
finishing, changing colors, increasing and decreasing.
Squares: Making modules in squares for scarves, afghans.
This could be a class project where students each make
squares for a larger piece.
Learn to make a hat. Begin with basics and learn
work or Lace: Shawls and Throws. Begin with basics
and learn about Lace.
it Flat": Learn to manipulate stitches for flat
a Sampler: Learn basics within a sampler.
Beyond Beginning: Fancy stitches, Color Blocking,
Shaping, Fancy Finishing.
Blocking: Learn crochet "intarsia", carrying
colors along. Make hats, wallets, bags.
Special techniques for color blocking and changing.
Finishing stitches off knitting, leather, fabric, or
Beyond Beginning (cont.)
and Inventing Fancy Stitches
in the flat: Making vests, mittens, doll clothing.
Form Crochet: Crocheting with your intuition: "Not
Painting by Numbers"
and animals, real and fantastic
plants and trees
Ornaments: Snowflakes, Balls.
Bags, Wallets and Pouches
Crochet with New Materials:
New and Different Fibers
Minimum: 4 students
- Weekly day or
evening classes: 2-2˝ hours long. Times and dates to
or Half-day workshops.
hooks, sizes F, G, and H, especially.
yarns, different colors and content…this is
something we will explore in class.