Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs. The word “amigurumi” comes from the Japanese words “amimono” (crochet or knit) and “nuigurumi” (stuffed toy). Join Blixt Sensei in this fun program to learn how to make your own!
Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm for 5 weeks
Exact dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
This class is for all levels and will culminate in making three or four basic amigurumi figures.
In this class we will learn:
- Tools and materials
- The foundation chain
- Single crochet stitch
- Reading a pattern
- Making a circle
- Making Spherical Shapes
- Cylindrical Shapes
- Fundamental Faces/Bodies of Amigurumi Figures
- Finishing Techniques
Materials included: ( A $50 VALUE!) Hooks, Yarn, Needles, patterns, handouts and assorted materials. By the end each student will have created three or four basic amigurumi figures.
Drop in $150
Age: 14 years of age and beyond ** MINIMUM CLASS SIZE – 4
Renée Blixt, MBA, holds degrees from Purdue University and Krannert Business School. She has studied crochet, knitting, needle felting and embroidery from an early age. Blixt Sensei is a member of the Crochet Guild, The Knitting Guild Association and the Embroidery Guild of America. She is currently studying Temari under Barb Suess Sensei.
Blixt Sensei has taught for many years, most notably at the School of the Art Institute and the American Academy of Art. She owns a tutoring business that was established in 1987. Blixt Sensei has also contributed articles to online knit and crochet magazines.
Blixt Sensei teaches in the “Kawaii” style of Amigurumi. Her students will become accomplished in that style, but they will also be encouraged to develop their own styles.
Advanced courses and private lessons are available to those who wish to pursue an even higher proficiency in the art.