is such fun!Prudence Mapstone presented a short workshop about Tunisian crochet at the Craft and Quilt Fair last week but I had other commitments and couldn't attend. Luckily, Fiona did and after she showed me the small piece she had made, I knew I wanted to try it myself.
I spoke with Prudence and she was very helpful, suggesting I use one of her basic cushion patterns so I could learn how to construct the stitch. I purchased a hook and used a ball of variegated wool that I had in my stash to get started yesterday. Here's a detail pic of the stitch.
There are masses of free instructions and patterns on the web - just search for "Tunisian crochet" or "Afghan crochet" if you are interested. I am surprised at how much yarn is used, but it results in a thick fabric. This piece is destined to become a case for my spectacles.