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Beyond Broomstick Lace – A Review

My Review: “Beyond Broomstick Lace”

Online Crochet Class

Riveting…that’s how I’m describing the class, Beyond Broomstick Lace, at Craftsy. I’m a little bias…I’m a crochet addict, after all. So I’m already predisposed to like the class. But it is a combination of many, many factors that lead me to describe this class as riveting.

The instructor, Jennifer Hansen, was entertaining to watch and the subject matter, Broomstick Lace, was spellbinding.

This class has ignited my passion to make something lacey and fun. I want to drop everything else I’m working on and work up some broomstick lace!

Jennifer’s presentation style is relaxed yet her content is comprehensive. As an advanced crocheter, I learned a ton of great tips and tricks in addition to Broomstick Lace. The newer crocheter will be equally comfortable in this class because every stitch, join and component is demonstrated.

I Give “Beyond Broomstick Lace” An A+

Great Instructor:
Jennifer Hansen knocked it out of the park with this class. She was personable, professional, organized, informative and funny. I feel like we could be best buds…only we’ve never met…Drat!

Here are some of my favorite items Jennifer covered:

  • Removing the awkwardness of crocheting around the #50 knitting needle
  • Traditional Broomstick and a lot of beautiful variations
  • A seamless way to decrease on tall stitches
  • Tips for washing (without rinsing) and blocking
  • Tutorial on different hooks and needles
Those are just a few of my favorites. There are really too many to list!

Amazing Projects:

The main project, the Rebel Lace Cardi, is truly inspirational. The garment beautifully displays traditional broomstick lace and a ton of variations to the stitch. I never tired of looking at it. It seemed a special treat to see Jennifer wearing it at the end of the course.

I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the other Broomstick Lace projects as well. It felt like pure eye candy. It’s amazing how diverse broomstick lace can be. I can’t wait to incorporate it into my own designs.

Fantastic Website:

Craftsy is a wonderful platform for learning. The video player is top notch and worked great on my laptop, tablet and smart phone! I watched several segments of the class while traveling and enjoyed taking the class and Jennifer with me on multiple devices. The video quality is very clear and the close up shots of the stitches were beautiful.

I love that we can take notes, ask questions and upload photos, too. Craftsy is easy to navigate around….I loved that the videos remembered where I was and picked up right where I left off. And the class doesn’t expire…so I can rewatch any portion I want. Oh, and I’m looking forward to connecting with my fellow classmates, too.

If you’re looking for a riveting good time, take Beyond Broomstick Lace on Craftsy!

Online Crochet Class

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