Ozark Folk School Basic Crochet

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Saturday, July 20 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Taught by Rusti Barger

Create a hat for yourself or a loved one as you learn the basics of crochet. This fun and easily portable craft is great for creating beautiful and useful projects on the go. Mastering the basics of crochet is also the first step in learning to crochet lace in the Irish tradition. Registration required two weeks prior to class.

$22 Registration Fee due when you register here.

Class fee of $90 covers all materials and is due to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Total class cost $112.

All materials provided - Includes: 

• Crochet hook

• Yarn for project

• Beginner crochet kit

• Project pattern

• Basic written crochet instructions

• List of continued learning resources

Techniques covered:

• Foundation chaining

• Basic crochet stitches 

• Shaping of crocheted pieces 

• Basic finishing techniques

• How to read crochet patterns


Artists Bio:

Rusti Barger is a lifelong Arkansan and avid fiber artist. She began her fiber arts journey 12 years ago when she taught herself to crochet and knit in the tradition of her Irish great-grandmother. Desiring to further broaden her textile skills, she accepted an apprenticeship in the Spinning and Weaving Shop at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in 2013, where she learned spinning, weaving, and the propagation and use of natural dyestuffs. In 2015 she began teaching workshops in weaving, knitting, and crocheting and continues to teach these workshops around the state.

Rusti and her spinning wheels have participated twice in the Mountain View Folk Festival Parade in ensemble floats which have placed with top honors. She has been featured in international media for her unique and engaging style of craft interpretation. Rusti’s true passion are her children. She has spent her life teaching them practical, hands-on skills, and in the process she discovered within herself a love of teaching and a passion to impart skills to any and all who would learn.