22 Aug 2016 classes
Join crochet designer Heïdi Mullins-Lemieux for an exclusive introduction to the art of crochet: Tricot Social! In this crochet class, which is taught all in French, you will explore the history of crocheting and how it is used in fashion today. No prior crochet experience is required.
“For those who are interested in taking their current knowledge of the French language to the next level, this is the place to experience it in a more social and relaxed environment,” says Heïdi. “And you get to start the week off with the opportunity to do something that can be fun, relaxing and quite creative.”
By using basic patterns, you will learn how to crochet hats, scarves, and ornaments. Tricot Social will be a space for creative freedom. Students can explore the art of crochet and practice speaking French in a relaxed and inviting environment.
Heïdi Mullins-Lemieux earned her bachelor’s degree in Fashion & Textile Design at The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago in 2010. One of her garments from the 2009 graduating class collection was used extensively for promotional material for the SAIC Nightwalk Fashion Show of 2010. Heïdi is originally from Montréal and speaks French fluently. Growing up, she was influenced by the world of the opera and Le Cirque Du Soleil. She is passionate about costume design.
Heïdi is a dedicated designer who loves to break the common ‘crochet’ stereotypes. Instead of using a multitude of colors, she focuses more on the crochet pattern. In general, she uses no more than one or two colored yarns in her designs to make an authentic, but wearable garment piece.
Heïdi is familiar with the Alliance thanks to her mother, Elaine Lemieux, who has performed at music events hosted by the Alliance.
Heïdi looks forward to working with her students on a collaborative project toward the end of the session. “I’m excited to share my knowledge and perspective of crochet with my students,” she says. “Winter will be knocking on our door, so we need to get those scarfs and hats ready!”
To see what materials you need for the course, click here.