It's Time to FreeForm

Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Pennsylvania Guild Center of American Craft, Lancaster  (Directions)
Instructor: Amber Kane
Skill Level:  Refresher to Intermediate

cost: $45


If you know just the basic single and double crochet stitches, this class is for you!  Also open to more advanced students who would like to throw the rule book out the window and explore.
The concept of free form crochet takes the basic stitches that you know, bands them together, and makes an amazing work of art.  Once you feel confident with this technique, the pieces that you can create become limitless.  You don’t need to be skilled at crochet, just have a basic understanding of single and double crochet stitches.  Amber will guide you through a creative process that throws patterns and counting stitches out the window. Learn to crochet with wild abandon!
Supply List:  A crochet hook in the size of your choice (it doesn’t really matter, so choose your favorite!), 2-3 skeins of yarn in the colors and weights of your choice.

Bead Crochet Necklace

Source: via Ioana on Pinterest

Bead Crochet Necklace Workshop

Discover new levels of creativity through the easy technique of bead crochet! 
This 2 hour workshop will guide you through the steps to designing and creating your own uniquely styled necklaces that you can wear yourself or give to a friend.

Skill Level: A basic understanding of chain stitch in crochet is required.

Supplies: seed beads of your choice, and H crochet hook, other materials will be provided

cost: $45.00

Where &; When: to be announced

Email Amber Kane with questions: 

Wire Wrapped Cabachon

What's a cabochon?, you may ask.  A cabochon is a flat bead or gemstone with no hole in the middle used to make jewelry.

In this 1 hour workshop you will discover how to make a stunning necklace from a cabochon of your choice by learning basic wire twisting techniques.

This technique can also be used to turn pretty rocks or shells into eye-catching pieces of jewelry. 

No prior experience necessary for this class.

Please bring with you: 

    A cabochon of your choice
    26 gauge wire (color of your choice) min 12"
    20 gauge wire (color of your choice) min 4'

Pliers will be provided.

Workshop Fee: $25

Contact Amber Kane at to register today!

Where &; When: to be announced

Digital Photo-Editing for Craftsmen
 – coming soon

Location: Boiling Springs High School – Room 302, Boiling Springs (Directions)

Instructor: Amber Kane

cost: $65.00

Skill Level: Intro/Refresher Course

Ever wish that you could make your photos look better, but don’t have the knowledge or the right programs on your computer?

Get exposed to Picassa photo editing software  that you can download from the internet, and learn some fast and fun ways to make your photos look like you hired a professional! Bring your memory card along and together we’ll walk through the programs, and you will leave class with some newly edited photos and photo skills.

There will be brief introduction to Adobe Photoshop as well, to give examples of what a purchased program can do, that free online services cannot.

Supply List:

■Memory card from your digital camera, with photos on it

■Your camera, and camera cord to transfer photos onto the computer

 To register email Amber Kane @


Intro to Crochet

coming Soon

Location: Fabricatedends, Mechanicsburg (Directions)

Instructor: Amber Kane
Skill Level: Intro/refresher (no experience necessary)

Learn the basics of crochet and create a finished piece in this 3 hour power workshop! Instructor Amber Kane will teach the techniques involved to crochet either at triangle scarf or a cowl. Students will leave with new skills and a stunning new piece to add to their wardrobe! With a few basic stitches, crochet has endless possibilities to accessorize and embellish your collection of both skills and clothing.
This is a perfect workshop to do with a group of friends, or come as yourself and make some new ones!

Supply List:

■Crochet hook – size J

■2 – 3 balls of yarn – the amount of yarn depends on the size of work being created. If you are a first-timer, stick with basic yarn (i.e. no frills, fuzz, or beading)

*This workshop is held at Kane’s home studio in Mechanicsburg. There are two very friendly fur-bearing pets about so if you have allergies, come prepared.


Source: via Amber on Pinterest

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