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I am so excited to have had the chance to preview Dora Ohrenstein’s new class on Craftsy, Custom Fit Tunisian Crochet. I am already a huge fan of Dora’s through her books, and this class certainly did not disappoint!
In Custom Fit Tunisian Crochet Dora guides us through how to create and customize garments that truly flatter your unique shape. Not only is this class packed full of tricks, techniques, and how tos, but Dora delivers it all in a soft, friendly tone that makes the whole experience so enjoyable.
What can you expect to learn from the class?
Dora starts you off with the Tunisian basics, so if you haven’t picked up your hook in awhile, no worries at all. This refresher will get you started again. Once you’ve mastered the necessary techniques like increasing and decreasing and the proper way to count rows, Dora will make sure you have all the proper tools for your project.
Then the real fun begins … learning to customize garments just for you! You will learn the proper way to take your measurements and how to use some of your favorite sweaters as a guide. You will learn how to dive into patterns and find out where and how to tweak them for your desired fit, from everything to shoulder shaping to flattering your waist and hips to every curve in between. And you get to put all this knowledge to use with Dora’s beautiful Tunisian vest, which is included in the class for free!
And lastly, Dora leaves us off with tips on finishing, such as weaving in ends, blocking, seaming, and edging, so you are left with a expertly finished garment.
How does the class work?
If you’ve never taken a Craftsy class before, I’ll give you the scoop on how they work … You can watch the video classes online, anytime you want, as many times as you want, for as long as you want! I have some classes in my Craftsy library that I go back and refer to from time to time and it is an invaluable resource. And if you have any questions throughout the class, Dora is there to help, as well as online class community.
What I loved …
I thought the whole class was fabulous! I loved Dora’s easy manner and, more importantly, easy to the understand explanations. I loved the convenience of the class and how it is set up. And most of all, I love how although this class centers around Tunisian crochet, the techniques covered can be applied to knit and crochet projects as well. This class is such a great resource for anyone who wants to really create garments that fit and flatter!
And of course I wouldn’t leave you without a treat!
Dora has so graciously offered Petals to Picots readers to get her class for 50% OFF!