Loading Events

« All Events

The Crazy Coat Designer CAL – June

June 1 - August 31


The Crazy Coat is not a CAL, nor a workshop. In a way, it is both. It is a three-month designer’s, online workshop. In the three months, you will learn everything you need to know, to start designing, and crochet your own garments. During the three months, you will design, and crochet, a coat or a jacket – what it will look like is entirely up to you! It will be just as unique as you are. Afterwards, you will be able to apply the same principles and make many more garments. And yes, if you want, you can publish the patterns!

The following topics are covered:

  • All about copyright (you have to understand what is allowed and what not);
  • Choosing colours to match your project;
  • Choosing fibre and yarn to match your project;
  • The project tug-of-war;
  • Body types and clothing types;
  • Creating or finding a template;
  • Special crochet techniques to add the wow-factor;
  • Finishing techniques to add the wow-factor;
  • Resizing garment patterns; and finally
  • Pattern writing and publishing on Ravelry.

We use a secret Facebook group for the interaction between all the members. All study material, videos etc, are published on the Facebook group only. Although the course runs for three months officially, you have my guarantee that I will not close the group until every person is done.

The next workshop is due to start on the 1st of June. Book your place now. I can only accommodate 100 people in each workshop series.

Soon I will have a photo gallery with the Crazy Coats from the previous rounds! In the meantime, here are some feedback from the members of group 1:

Samantha Ndada: If you want to know all the inside info designers use to create beautiful clothes… THIS course is for you! This is an amazing designing journey and nothing is impossible!

Angela Brown: In the Google age that we live in there is so much information out there, but on this course I have learnt so much more…all those little secrets…you watch the video and go…oh of course! Why didnt I think of that. Thank you Hilda for such an informative course that I have already started using in my every day crochet. Love and gratitude.

Riana Pretorius: Thank you for a very informative workshop. I have learned so much, that I feel confident to make more garments after this coat. What I like most about your way of teaching this is that I can make my own coat the way I like it, with my own colours, pattern and stitch choice. And I know there will not be 20 ladies with the same coat. You are a star!

Gwen Brits: Ek leer so baie met die kursus wat ek nooit op my eie sou kon leer nie. Ons wat op plekke bly waar daar nie iemand of ‘n kursus is wat mens meer kan leer van die fynere geheime van hekel nie is die kursus nodig om voor in te skryf. Dankie Hilda.


June 1
August 31


100 available
crazyjuneR500.00The Crazy Coat Designer's CAL - June
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *