The Farms: Granny Squares

Experience Level: Beginner

Learn about crocheting at Granny Squares on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Studio. In this workshop led by fiber artist Billie Theide, students will learn the basics of crochet, create basic stitches, change colors, read work, fix mistakes and bind off. No previous experience is required.

$75/person* (Ages 13+; 13-17-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult, who does not need to register.) Register here by Nov. 14. All sales are final.

*Students should bring:
— 1 Lily Sugar’n Cream 100 percent cotton yarn in two solid colors
— 1 U.S. H/8 crochet hook
— 1 small sharp scissors

Learn more about the space where your course will take place here. If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email

About the instructor

Billie Theide is a former chair of the Crafts Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she is Professor Emerita. Theide is a metalsmith, jeweler and ceramicist. Her work is in public art collections around the world including the Smithsonian, Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Racine Art Museum, among others.

She is the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and five Artists Fellowship Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Theide has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and is a Distinguished Member and Past-President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or science. All experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete Fall Session schedule here.


Nov 17 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 17 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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