is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a compound of the Japanese words ami, meaning "crocheted or knitted", and kurumi, literally "wrapping".
Amigurumi vary in size and there are no restrictions about size or look. During this 2-hour class the students will learn how to start the project making a magic ring, and continue working in circular rows to build up the toy using increases and decreases. They will then learn how to stuff and decorate it. The finished project can be an owl, a chick, a bird, a cat, or another cute animal.
Student Supplies (you can bring your own supplies - see below OR pay $10 supplies fee directly to the teacher):
• Yarn of desired color(s) and weight (medium #4 or chunky #5 will work best)
• Crochet hook - look for a recommended hook # on the yarn’s label but bring a SMALLER hook for making your amigurumi. Example: yarn bulky #5, recommended hook size 6.5 mm – bring a hook 5 mm or 5.5 mm
• Large eye needle with blunt tip
• Poly-fil for stuffing
• Plastic safety eyes and noses with washers, or black yarn to embroider the eyes / noses
• A notebook
• A pen
• A highlighter Learning Outcome: Create simple projects independently
For students from 12 years of age
Teacher: Natalie Foster
Natalia is a professional teacher and an avid crafter. She loves to work on various projects and learn new skills. Her hobbies include travel, reading, tatting and crochet.