Mar 19, 2015 Thursday

Crochet an Amigurumi Gnome

6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
IMA at 4000 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis US

Throughout history, gnomes have guarded the woodlands from thieves and pests. Now, you can crochet your own Amigurumi Gnome to guard your desk or those tasty leftovers! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. This beginner friendly project will teach you the single crochet stitch, how to crochet in the round and how to finish projects to create a stuffed toy. All supplies are provided and the plan is that you leave with a new crocheted friend. This class will be hosted in the pop up woodland themed park currently exhibited at the IMA!

Bring one of the following:
neat crochet books or magazines
nice skeins of yarn
old 100% wool sweaters
various buttons and beads
various pairs of crochet hooks
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Joan Griffitts

Joan has always been a crafty person and has crocheted most of her life. She enjoy all kinds of yarn, including nontraditional yarns made from plastic bags or old clothes and is always looking for a new type of material to crochet with! She loves crochet because it's a great relaxation tool and allows her to relish in the satisfaction of making something herself.