I want to start with a massive thank you to everyone who came to our first Finishing School, and to everyone that said nice words and encouraged us to go ahead with it. Extra special thanks to Catherine for teaching 15 slightly tipsy women to crochet.
After an afternoon of last minute nerves it was incredible to see the event come together. The staff at the William IV were wonderful, getting us set up and then coming back to take food and drinks orders. As soon as Catherine took over I think we all knew we were in safe hands.
It’s fair to say that we were a group of pretty mixed abilities but whilst very few of us started the night knowing anything about crochet, most of us went away fairly confident we could give it a bash. We started with practicing the main simple stitches, and then the slightly more advanced group (which I definitely wasn’t part of) broke off for an intensive crochet flower making session whilst the rest of us finished our food and wine.
I had an incredible evening, with great company, and was able to take away a new skill (I have since even managed to crochet a slightly wonky flower). I really hope everyone else who attended felt the same way and can definitely confirm that we have another evening up our sleeve for next month, so stick July 14th in your diary!
As always photos and news can also be found on our Facebook group and we’re ready for any and all suggestions about what to do next. (That’s another thank you, thank you for so many great suggestions and offers of help)