AfroStitch Conference 2011 – You Are Invited

If you are in the Atlanta area or can make it to Atlanta, come to the AfroStitch Crochet Conference. All stitchers are welcome!

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
AFROSTITCH CROCHET CONFERENCE

Feb. 26, 2011
Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center
250 Georgia Avenue, Atlanta, Ga.
11am – 5pm

Come meet African-American crochet designers, teachers and enthusiasts who will inspire you to take your crochet to new levels and build community with a hook and yarn.

Rhonda Davis
Crochet Designer
Interweave Crochet Magazine
Cover Design Winter 2010/2011
www.thisiscrochet.com/

Afya Ibomu
Crochet Designer & Author
“Get Your Crochet On” and “Fly Tops & Funky Flavas”
www.nattral.com

Todd Paschall
Crochet portrait artist
www.crochetbynumbers.com

Wendi Jones
Crochet Fashion Designer
www.wenwear.com

Eboni Chappel
Crochet Fashion Designer
www.iamcrochet.com

Cynthia Kindle
Crochet Teacher
AND YOU!

Grab your hooks and yarn and come join in day filled with crochet. Wear or bring your best crochet creations for show and tell. Don’t know how to crochet? No worries, let us help you get started.

All ages and skill levels welcomed. AfroStitch is free and open to public, but registration is required. To register, email afrostitch2010@yahoo.com and be sure to include REGISTRATION in subject line, or call 404.610.8267.

Children less than 16 years, must be accompanied by adult.

Afro Stitch Conference 2010

AfroStitch Conference 2010

Back in February attended the Afro Stitch Conference here in Atlanta. I was invited by the Awesome Gina-Renay. I’m glad I attended. I met crocheters and wannabee crocheters of all ages. There was even one family that had three generations.

The panelist were Afya Ibomu, Tara Baker, Wendy Jones, and Todd Pasquale. They freely and graciously shared the hows and whys of starting their crochet businesses, and answered questions. Lot’s of good info.

Gina-Renay also spoke on her experiences as a crochet fashion designer, and she presented a mini-fashion show featuring a few of her designs.

I was able to help three little girls (sisters) learn how to begin crocheting. By the end of the day, they all had long chains.

I hope there will be another conference.