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Customer Reviews for Learn to Crochet Lace: Hairpin, Broomstick & Bruges

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September 18, 2019
I really appreciate how well Ellen explains things. She is a most excellent instructor. I am so glad I purchased this class.
August 26, 2019
Karen C
Just finished watching this class, which is just brilliant. I have tried all three methods in this class before, but Ellen is such a great teacher she is inspiring me to get out my hairpin loom and large knitting needles again and give these projects a go. The pace Ellen goes at is perfect, not too fast and all directions are so clear, including the filming angles. I was especially glad to see the instructions for left handers in the hairpin lace section. I feel we are often a bit left out as almost all of the teachers at Annie's are right handed. It was a shame we didn't have left handed instructions for the broomstick lace too, but understand that this would have been a bit tricky for Ellen to do.
I would have liked to see how a border would have been added to the Bruges lace table runner to join or secure the arches a bit more, by using double trebles, triple trebles etc to "fill in" spaces and joining to the outer loops of the arch.(if, say your tapes were moving in the opposite direction to the runner in this video, meaning you had many more arches), Overall though I thoroughly enjoyed this class, would love to see more.
March 27, 2017
Katrina P
The directions were confusing to me. Also, for left handers, the instructions left a LOT to be desired...sad, because the finished pieces are so beautiful.
February 4, 2017
Janice S
Excellent teacher. Very clear instruction and attention to detail. I enjoyed learning three new crochet techniques and will definitely recommend this class to others.
July 11, 2016
Jaya T
Hi I am Jaya from Malaysia. This class was just excellent. I felt as though I was sitting in a classroom. The tutor is extremely knowledgeable on her techniques. I have seen the hairpin lace and the broomstick crochet. Have already done the broomstick crochet scarf.It is a gift for my friend in Canada.

Want to start on the hairpin next. I have understood it quite well.
Bruges crochet I have not seen yet. Will comment later.

Will recommend to others. View this before Utube
April 9, 2016
Yvonne R
This class was brilliant and inspirational, it showed a different world or side to crochet, I never knew.
Thank you and I will definitely be joining your other classes.

Excellent teacher!!!
January 10, 2016
Annie M
Excellent teacher. I am happy with the classes. Thank you.
November 10, 2015
Elaine A
All in all a great class. I thought originally I could learn these techniques from Youtube. Well you can learn the very basics, but this class gives you so much more. I would have been lost from Youtube. She is very thorough, almost to much. Once is enough to get you going, but then doesn't say anything about what to do, deeper into the project, like the Bruges top. Nothing past the first two rows. I'm pretty sure the instructions are pretty explanatory but she could have briefly gone over it. I really loved the explanation on the hairpin lace. She made it so easy looking. What I really liked the most was the really cute projects that you can make from the class, and so many of them! Not just a demo class like Craftsy offers, but a six project class. I learn much better if I can actually make a project.
July 26, 2015
Dale C
Truly a fantastic learning experience. I so appreciated the step-by-step practice and the fact that the instructor took a breath or two between instructions (so many just run right into the next step). I would have liked to see how to edge the broomstick lace projects; although, the written instructions are clear. Also, the Shawlette pattern calls for a CYC#3 (DK) yarn, but the instructor said Worsted (I have requested clarification from the instructor). All in all, a terrific class. I would like Ms Gromley to produce a longer class on broomstick lace and cover crocheting in the round - perhaps with projects such as a beanie and fingerless gloves.
July 21, 2015
Chris D
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I had tried to teach myself hairpin lace many years ago but failed dismally. Now I'm on my way to being an expert! I have made two of the gentle waves scarves, and the triangular scarf. Now I'm working on a decorative scarf of my own devising, perfect ways to use up those lovely yarns you buy on a whim. Ours is not a table runner type house, but I'm itching to try some Bruges lace. I love the way you show how the techniques work in heavy yarns as well. The video is beautifully produced and presented and the accompanying instructions couldn't be bettered. Many thanks to all involved, I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for other classes.