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  • Start: Saturday 17 February - 09:00
  • Estimated End: Saturday 17 February - 12:00
  • Auditorium: EW Dance Studio 1


(includes tea/coffee and day entry to the unravel festival)

with Aoibhe Ni


This course begins with the very basics of the Tunisian Lace technique and explains the variations used in Tunisian-lace work.  Students will be shown how to work Tunisian Simple Stitch, before progressing to the form of increasing used in Pax, and on to the chartreading skills necessary to understand and create a PAX shawl. Students will practise on a short section of the PAX pattern, but will be given a copy of the full pattern, too, to work on at their leisure.

Level / Ability

Paticipants must have a basic understanding of crochet – chain stitch and UK double crochet.

To bring

Participants should bring 5mm hook and a 50g ball of DK-weight yarn.  Notes and teaching examples will be provided.

Tutor Biography

Irish designer, Aoibhe Ni was taught to crochet by her mother at the age of 12. Coming from quiet farming land in Ireland, she would often use crochet to relieve rainy-day boredom and before long, was rarely to be seen without a hook behind her ear. After art college and several successful years as a graphic designer, the recession required a sudden change of direction, and she began selling patterns online. She hasn’t looked back since.

Aoibhe pioneers a new form of crochet that combines elements of Tunisian and knitting to create light, airy lace designs that are gathering a large following. She has been published many times in magazines, teaches regularly in yarn shops in Dublin and abroad, and is currently writing her fourth ebook of Tunisian-lace patterns, entitled Legendary Shawls TWO.

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