A six-week program, formed to teach knitting and crocheting skills to young people ages 10 or more, will begin Jan. 14. A new group, the 4-H Thread Café is organized and skills taught by Katarina Goodge, a Cornell graduate student studying fiber science with the Frey Research Group.
Students will complete two projects, learning the basics of both knitting and crocheting: casting on, binding off, basic knitting and purling stitches, single and double crochet, increasing and decreasing stitches, following pattern directions and differing characteristics of yarns.
The 4-H Thread Café will meet every other Monday, starting Jan. 14 and ending March 25, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in Room T01 (terrace level) of the Human Ecology Building, 37 Forest Home Drive, at Cornell University. Students are expected to practice skills between meetings.
Park in the lot across the road or park in the Forest Home parking garage, then walk up the stairs on the right side of the building. Watch for someone to direct you to the meeting location. Program cost: $25, includes all supplies and materials needed and snacks. Limited enrollment. Adult volunteers are needed to help teach the basic skills.
Contact Goodge to register for the program and with any questions.