Amigurumi is the art of crocheting small, cute figures from yarn.
It originated in Japan; the word amigurumi (crochet or knit) and nuigurumi (stuffed toy).
The Amigurumi Program is a series of classes that takes the student from the very first steps of crochet all the way up to and including the stitching of at least two finished projects. All the necessary skills will be learned, including:
- Tools and materials
- The foundation chain
- Single crochet stitch
- Reading a pattern
- Making a circle
- Making Spherical Shapes
- Cylindrical Shapes
- Fundamental Faces/Bodies of Amigurumi Figures
- Finishing Techniques
About the Instructor
Renee Blixt, MBA, MHRM, holds degrees from Purdue University and Krannert Business School. She has studied crochet, knitting, needle felting and embroidery from an early age. Blixt Sensei is a Master Crocheter of the Crochet Guild of America. She is also a member of the Knitting Guild Association and the Embroidery Guild of America. She is ranked by the Japanese Temari Association at the level of Honka Shuuryou and continues to study with her Sensei, Kyoju Barbara B. Seuss.
Blixt Sensei has taught for many years, most notably at the School of the Art Institute and the American Academy of Art. She owns a tutoring business that was established in 1987. Blixt Sensei has also contributed articles to online knit & crochet magazines.
Blixt Sensei teaches in the “Kawaii” style of Amigurumi. Her students will become accomplished in that style, but they will also be encouraged to develop their own styles. Advanced courses are available to those who wish to pursue an even higher proficiency in the art. Private lessons are available.