As part of the Macarthur Textile Challenge and Expo 2011, the Macarthur Textile Network have secured Internationally recognised knitter and teacher Prudence Mapstone to run two Scrumbling Workshops.
Don’t know what Scrumbling is? Me neither and I am both a knitter and crocheter. I had to Google it, … what DID we do before Google? Apparently Scrumbling is the art of creative free-form crochet, according to James Walters and the late Sylvia Cosh who collaborated from the late 1970′s through to 2000, teaching and re-igniting the passion for crochet, knitting and textile art long before their recent renaissance in popular culture. Essentially, it is a make it up as you go along approach, randomly incorporating many different pieces, changing colours, textures, fibres and stitches often and joining them all together.
Prudence Mapstone, on her website, goes further incorporating knitted sections amongst the crochet in her Scrumbling objet d’art. Her What is Freeform page is a detailed step by step guide to total originality in your textile piece.
This looks like a heap of fun, but you must already know how to crochet or knit to participate.
The classes will be at the Camden Civic Centre on
- Friday 27th May from 12.30-3.30
- Saturday 28th May from 12.30-3.30
Cost is $50, places are limited to 20 per workshop, so don’t miss out.
To book phone 02 4626 4764 or email MacarthurTextileNetwork@gmail.com
I have attached a copy of the registration and payment form and we have some in-store.
Needlecraft stuff we talk about
- Black Parrot Art Room
- CustomFit by Amy Herzog Designs
- Debi Birkin Designs
- Jane Nicholas
- Liverpool Picture Framing
- Mimosa Embroidery
- Regal Craft Cards
- The Stitchery
- Thread Colour Converter