Knitting, crochet workshops planned in July

knittingNIU’s Operating Staff Council will host crochet and knit workshops open to all faculty, staff and students this month.

Those who attend the crochet workshops will have the opportunity to produce sleeping mats for people who are homeless and without shelter.

Beginners are welcome; no previous experience is necessary.

All workshops take place from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in Room 506 of the Holmes Student Center.

  • Crochet 1: Tuesday, July 12
  • Knitting 1: Thursday, July 14
  • Crochet 2: Tuesday, July 19
  • Knitting 2: Thursday, July 21

Participants are asked to bring the following materials:

Crochet (choice of two projects: sleeping mats or scarves)

Mats

  • Plastic grocery bags
    (No supply? OSC has been given permission to take them out of the recycle container at the DeKalb Jewel)
  • Sharp pair of scissors
  • Size K crochet hook

Scarves

  • One (7 oz.) or one to two (50-gram) skeins of worsted weight yarn
  • Size J crochet hook

Knitting

  • A pair of size 9 or 10 knitting needles
  • One (7 oz.) or one to two (50-gram) skeins of worsted weight yarn

For more information, contact Pam Roesner at (815) 753-9202 or proesner@niu.edu.

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