As part of the Week of Welcome, In the Loop decided to kick off the school year with a fun, and informative, event on campus. We set up a bonfire outside on Husman Stage, put on some tunes and made s’mores with people passing through. Also, in keeping with our dedication to the fiber arts, we had tables set up where people could make their … Continue reading Week of Welcome Event and Club Day!!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of heading out to UC Health West Chester Hospital with Trisha and Emma. We were going to deliver the baby hats that the club made over the summer, and I am so pleased that I managed to make time in my schedule to go! The staff at the hospital were all so lovely. We were greeted in the lobby … Continue reading Project Tiny Toppers: Update!
Starting any project begins with a chain. A chain is just a long line of beginning stitches, and it generally determines the length of one side of your piece. To begin, you create a slip stitch around your hook. If you don’t know how to slip stitch, it’s very easy! Create loop with your yarn as shown. In the picture below, the tail going to the … Continue reading Learning to Crochet: Chain
Congratulations, In the Loop members! I just received an e-mail from Xavier SGA saying that we are now in conditional status! This means this we will function as a working club for nine weeks, and we will be checked out to see if we’re as awesome as we claim to be. Gabby and I will be working on the club constitution and by-laws for the … Continue reading WE’RE IN CONDITIONAL STATUS!!
So, you want to learn to crochet? Looking online, or in any craft store, can be incredibly overwhelming because there is so much jargon that is not explained very well. Never fear! We have compiled a comprehensive guide to learning different yarn crafts. If you’re interested in crochet, or knitting, you’re in the right place (check out this post for reasons why yarn crafting is awesome)! Materials … Continue reading Learning the basics
Crochet has been a great benefit for me as I’ve grown up. My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was ten, and it has helped me in more ways than just learning a new hobby. It has served as a stress and anxiety relief. It has also improved my fine motor skills. It has helped me take pride in something I worked hard … Continue reading Learning to Crochet: Why?
Our advisor, Dr. Kristen Renzi, runs the vending machine on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library. This vending machine provides students and faculty with a little place to showcase their little craftwork. So naturally, we decide to take on the opportunity for ourselves. Over fall break, our goal was to make one amigurumi animal each. Amigurumi is a popular form of crochet. Amigurumis are plush … Continue reading Project Amigurumi