Learn to crochet while creating a collaborative installation!
Join crochet street and fiber artists, Jess Williams (aka Will Crochet) and Nik Clark (aka Professorcrochet), to learn the basics of crochet. We'll learn basic crochet stitches, which we will turn into a collaborative yarn bomb! Anything goes! At the end of the workshop we will install our collaborative piece on the telephone pole outside of White Light Studio! Your ticket cost covers the workshop plus your own crochet needle and yarn ball to take home!
Jess Williams aka Will Crochet picked up crochet about 12 years ago and hasn’t put it down since. She considers herself part of a contemporary feminist movement and craftivism, which uses traditional crafts such as crochet, knitting, or embroidery to explore political and social issues, especially after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She uses a traditionally female genre (crochet/fiber arts) to create non-traditional pieces and put them in non traditional spaces to provoke thought or joy. Check out her work at www.willcrochet.com
Nicole "Nik" Clark, aka Professorcrochet, has been crocheting and yarnbombing since 2005. Influenced by her love of street art, she discovered yarnbombing as a way to do her own street art (since she is really not very good at drawing and has terrible can control). Having grown up doing just about every sort of fiber art, she started teaching herself how to crochet (again, her mom taught her as a teen but making potholders was really boring). Using her skills, she made crocheted pieces, and used them to beautify urban spaces. Professorcrochet hopes each piece she leaves behind will provide joy & maybe inspire others to pass that joy onto the other humans around them.