New to The Crochet Crowd are 10 Videos teaching you the very basics of Tunisian Crochet.
I had originally filmed this series back in June 2013 but realized quickly after launching the first 3 videos that I had screwed up on my steps and advice. The entire series was deleted.
I re-filmed again in September 2013 and thought I had my ducks lined up but realized through a professional individual, Rohn Strong, that I had screwed up again. But this time, the my error was because some of the information I had learned was outdated in terminology. Crochet and knitting are quickly evolving. I think it’s like the Crocodile Stitch, that could also be called the Scale Stitch.
With the new information I had learned, I renamed the videos to match today’s terminology and put in a disclaimer in the video that is in the first few seconds to indicate that what I am saying is old terminology or incorrect lingo.
Passing skills from one person to another will always have words and ideas changed. It’s like the great Native Indian Culture when they pass down the stories to be carried from one generation to another. The non-essential parts of the story may be altered or left out but the message of what should be learned remains strong.
I’m known for being slangy and changing up terminology. In this case, it wasn’t intentional… it was from a lack of not knowing better. I will take responsibility for that one but I still learned the skills required though I may not know today’s correct term.
Rohn Strong was really kind and giving with the advice. As he indicated to me, for me being in my position, it’s important that if I am going to teach something that I use the latest terms so people can use written patterns and realize what I am teaching matches what is being asked. IE, The Double Crochet Tunisian Stitch is actually called the Double Stitch. It’s a small thing but can impact a crocheter who is trying to read a pattern and thinking they are two different things.
Enjoy my new series, be sure to watch for the annotation after the first 5 seconds – 15 second mark as I may have corrected my term for better understanding.
- Crochet Charts Software Now Includes New Stitch Library for Tunisian Crochet Designers (handsindelight.com)