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Sunday Five Week Amigurumi Class

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- $125.00


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 

  • Slipstitch 

  • Jargon 

  • Increasing 

  • The foundation chain 

  • Decreasing 

  • Single crochet stitch 

  • Reading a pattern 

  • Slipknot 

  • 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. 




Preregistration $125


Drop in $150


Age: 14 years of age and beyond ** MINIMUM CLASS SIZE – 4




Instructor’s Bio: 




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.


Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$125.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-five-week-amigurumi-class-tickets-63369191959

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$125.00
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-five-week-amigurumi-class-tickets-63369191959

Venue

Japanese Culture Center
1016 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657 United States