Residents can learn to crochet at library
Madison Public Library will offer a class for residents interesting in learning the art of crocheting.
“This class is an introduction on how to crochet,” adult services librarian Rachel Hooper said. “This will give beginners a chance to learn the basics and learn how to read a pattern.” No experience is necessary.
The class is scheduled for Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Melanie Brazier, an active member of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system, will be the instructor. “Melanie has also taught knitting classes at the Hazel Green branch,” Hooper said.
Participants in the crochet class will need to bring their own materials. “Each person needs to have a size G crochet needle (or larger), and a skein (ball) of yarn. Any brand and color will work,” Hooper said.
In the class, Brazier will first cover the basic techniques of crocheting. “Once you learn to crochet, the options on what you can make are endless, including scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters and shawls,” Hooper said.
Crochet needlework uses a single thread and hook to form looped stitches that interlock. The word ‘crochet’ is derived from the French word meaning ‘hook.’ The origin of crochet can be traced to the early 19th century.
In past months, knitting classes at Madison Public Library have generated a large turnout — even with long waiting lists. “We think people will also be interested in learning a new craft,” she said. “Registration is now open and several people have already signed up.”
To register, visit hmcpl.org/adultcrafts. No fee will be charged for the crochet class. Anyone who is at least 18 years old can attend.
For more information, call Hooper at 256-461-0046 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.