Friday, April 6, 2012

Learn to Crochet at the Library

The Greenville Public Library is offering a free beginner's crochet class on two Fridays, April 20 and April 27. Both classes are from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and are limited to 15 people – all ages welcome. Please contact the Library at 548-3915 to sign up!

Classes will be held in the Reference Room on the second floor. Students are asked to bring a little yarn and a size I or J crochet hook. Instructor Jessica Gonzales will teach the basic single crochet stitch and help students create a useful article, such as a cover for a cell phone or a scarf.

Jessica began crocheting ten years ago when she and husband Justin began their family. She says her sister got her started making baby blankets and hats. It was a great creative outlet for a stay-at-home Mom that eventually led to a business. Today Jessica and her sister Tamera McNulty own “Beanies & Booshkas – A Boutique for Little Ones.”

The sisters first got the idea for a business when they displayed and sold their goods at the EUM Bazaar last November. Jessica produces the crocheted items – all kinds of hats and ipad, Nook, Kindle & cell phone covers – and Tamera sews the “booshkas” or headscarves. Now everything is available at the 3rd Street Market as well as through Facebook.

Customers can browse on or place special orders by contacting the sisters. Each item is very original, reasonably priced, and makes a great gift!

For the month of April Beanies & Booshkas also has a small display at the Library. Jessica is seen with daughter Eva wearing one of her hats!

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