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Learn directly from award-winning master crocheter Drew Emborsky! Check out his upcoming teaching schedule below!
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The Crochet Dude® Boot Camp™ Series
 
These courses get right to the point. Hunker down with your drill instructor for a fun-filled three hours that will teach you exactly what you need to know.  Available boot camps:
 
Post Stitch Boot Camp™
Learn the "post stitch" along with the foundation double crochet - skills you'll need to make projects from Crochet it Love it Wear it! - the latest release by The Crochet Dude®.
 
Crochet Cables Boot Camp™
Learn different ways to create crochet cables - must have taken Post Stitch Boot Camp™ first. Makes a great full-day workshop with Post Stitch Boot Camp™ in the morning and Crochet Cables Boot Camp™ in the afternoon.
 
Granny Square Boot Camp™
Learn the basic granny square, how to join them together, and how to join "as you go".
 
Ripple Stitch Boot Camp™
Learn both the basic ripple stitch and a lacy ripple stitch.
 
Popcorns & Bobbles Boot Camp™
Learn various ways to add texture to your crochet with popcorns and bobbles.
 
Texture Boot Camp™
Learn how to convert plain flat patterns into incredibly textured projects.
 
Fabric Crochet Boot Camp™
Learn how to cut & join strips of fabric, then crochet them into amazing projects.
 
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Other workshops also available:
 
Title: Beyond Beginner
Length: 3 hr
Type: crochet
Students: Maximum 25 students
Skill: advanced beginner and up
Materials: smooth worsted weight yarn, one skein each of two contrasting colors, appropriate sized crochet hook
Homework: yes
Handout fee: yes
 
Description: Drew shares all his professional tips and tricks to get your crochet looking its very best. Students will leave class knowing how to get perfectly straight edges, change colors, create nearly invisible increases & decreases, as well as several other skills time permitting. Students are also encouraged to bring in their crochet projects they may have questions on and get Drew's advice.
 
Title: Crochet For Scrapbookers
Length: 3 hr
Type: crochet
Students: Maximum 25 students
Skill: advanced beginner and up
Materials: heavy scrapbook paper, 3.25 mm hole punch, sport weight yarn, size D crochet hook
Homework: no
Handout fee: yes
 
Description: Scrapbookers can add exciting touches to their projects with crochet, and Drew will teach the class how to create a crocheted frame as well as a simple crocheted flower.  Students will be encouraged to make multiple samples of the class projects and release their creativity!
 
Title: S.W.A.Y. (shawl with any yarn)
Length: 3 hr
Type: crochet
Students: Maximum 25 students
Skill: Advanced beginner
Materials: lots of different coordinating yarns (great way to use up stash) and appropriate sized hooks
Homework: no
Handout fee: yes
 
Description: Create this shawl using any yarn in your stash, you can even mix and match yarns. Do every row a different yarn! Use up all that hand-dyed yarn that you only have one skein of!  Best of all, there is no finishing or edging, just weave in your ends, or leave them all dangling.  Just have fun!

Title:  Successful Blogging for Crafters
Length: 3 hr
Type:  Combined
Students: Maximum 25 students
Skill:  All levels
Materials:  none
Homework: yes
Handout fee: yes

Description: In this interactive class students will have the opportunity to discuss the aspects of successful craft blogs.  How to get a blog online basics will be discussed at the beginning of the class, however the main focus will be on blog content and the benefits of maintaining a successful craft blog.


Title:  Maximizing Self-shading & Variegated Yarns
Length: 3 hr
Type:  Crochet or knit
Students: Maximum 25
Skill:  All levels
Materials:  One skein of self-shading yarn and one skein of variegated yarn and appropriate sized hooks or knitting needles.
Homework: yes
Handout fee: yes

Description: Learn how to maximize the beauty of self-shading and variegated yarns, and how to avoid the common mistakes crafters make when using these exciting yarns.

Title:  Edging Knit with Crochet
Length: 3 hr
Type: Crochet
Students: 25
Skill: Beginner
Materials:  Smooth worsted weight yarn in contrast color to homework swatches; appropriate sized hook (check ball band on yarn for suggested hook size).
Homework:  yes
Handout fee: yes

Description: Class is designed to teach basic crochet for the knitter.  Students will learn slip st, ch, sc, and crocheting onto a knit project.  Class will include how to crochet a picot edging and also how to seam a knit project with crochet.

Title:  Beaded Clutch
Length 6 hr
Type: Crochet
Studets: Maximum 25
Skill: advanced beginner
Materials: Smooth worsted weight yarn with coordinating pony beads.
Homework: no
Handout fee: yes

Description:  Students will leave class with a finished clutch purse that is beaded; class is designed to teach basic construction, how to attach beads "as you go" and an optional bobble stitch.

Title: Lace Sampler Beach Wrap
Length: 3 hr
Type: Crochet
Students: Maximum 25
Skill: advanced beginner
Materials: Worsted weight cotton or linen in one or more colors
Homework: yes
Handout fee: yes

Description:  Class is designed to introduce students to various crochet lace techniques

Title: Calvarium Skullcap
Length: 3 hr
Type: Crochet
Students: Maximum 25
Skill: advanced beginner
Materials: any yarn sport weight or heavier
Homework: no
Handout fee: yes

Description: Students will learn the techniques needed to complete the Calvarium Skullcap, the hat pattern found in The Crochet Dude's Designs for Guys. Most students will leave with a finished hat.

Fee Structure:

Workshops:
Up to 10 students $80/hr
11-20 students $90/hr
21-30 students $125/hr

Booksigning
No fee for booksignings -  Drew creates an exciting atmosphere as he leads an open discussion of the book and also a make and take activity.

Travel:
Instructor will make all travel arrangements and be reimbursed for the following:
Coach airfare and/or car rental (plus gas)
Hotel (with taxes) unless I can make arrangements nearby with family/friends
If venue is within 300 miles of Houston instructor may elect to drive and be reimbursed $0.15/mile for total mileage round trip.

Cancellations

Up to 2 weeks before travel day or first class: instructor will be reimbursed for travel cancellation fees

Within 2 weeks before travel day or first class: instructor will be reimbursed full amount of travel fees plus $150 for each class canceled.

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