June 9th, 2011

Guest Teacher Spotlight: Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude

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On Thursday, June 23rd, we are excited to be one of the stops on The Crochet Dude’s New England Summer Boot Camp Tour!

The Crochet Dude Boot Camp

Drew Emborsky has been busy this week getting ready to head out for a summer of crochet, but we managed to fit in a quick conversation about the upcoming class:

Tell us a bit about your Summer Boot Camp Tour!

Drew: I started the concept of teaching crochet “boot camp style” when my book Crochet It. Love It. Wear It! came out. Every project in the book uses post stitches and my local yarn shop asked me to teach an intensive two-hour workshop just on that stitch. That first Boot Camp was so much fun and so successful that I developed an entire list of Boot Camp workshops.

That concept translated well into doing a multi-city tour!

What can students expect in the Post Stitch Boot Camp you will be running here at WEBS?

Drew:  They can expect to learn some skills that will make their crochet experience even more satisfying. They will learn some of the tricks that I use to make my crochet projects more professional. Most of all they can expect to have a lot of fun!

What makes crochet fun for you?

Drew:  Even after crocheting since I was 5 years old, I still find it fascinating that with just a little hook I can transform a ball of yarn into such amazing projects. It still feels like magic each time!

What is your favorite bit of advice for fiber craft newbies?

Drew:  Always, and without exception, use yarn that you love love love. There is no happy ending to an unhappy process. If you adore the yarn that you are working with then the project will be amazing no matter what.

Thanks so much to Drew for taking some time away from packing his suitcase full of hooks and yarn to answer our questions!
Post Stitch Boot Camp will be on Thursday, June 23rd, from 5pm – 7pm.  There will also be a free book signing event from 7pm – 8pm.  Click here for all the details!

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