READING CROCHET CHARTS – with Isa Catepillán


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We are thrilled to host crochet designer Isa Catepillán at the Pom Pom studios for a weekend of workshops! Isa has designed each class to give you the tools to start creating your own projects, experiment with new ideas and ignite creativity through fascinating ancient techniques. Isa will also give you a little background about the ancient process of creating fabric and insightful stories from her own journey.

Reading Crochet Charts
Saturday 31st August, 2.30pm – 5.30pm (3 hours)

Experiment with working from charts! Charts are a visual representation of a crochet pattern, with each row or round detailed stitch by stitch using symbols. Isa will guide you through interpreting charts, and how to understand instructions for motifs made flat or when working in the round. An essential tool for reading from patterns and a great way to get more confident and creative with your hook.
This class is not suitable for beginners, please make sure you are confident with the basic stitches, chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

All materials are provided, your workshop ticket price includes a ball of yarn and crochet hook.

This workshop will be held at Hackney Downs Studio, London, UK. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.


Isa Catepillán, is a self-taught textile artist, a slow fashion designer and bespoke maker whose work speaks about feminine strength and its innate connection with natural processes. Combining modern style with ancient technique, Isa, who was born in Chile and now lives in Australia, finds endless inspiration and courage in her lineage of traditional weavers.
Isa has also designed for Pom Pom! Find her patterns Water Clover and Davallia in Issue 28, and her bag pattern Minton, in Issue 29.

When I crochet, I experience a beautiful flow of knowledge coming from within. The only way I can explain this is that most of the ancient cultures or tribes developed a way of weaving. And even now, most of us have someone in our lineage who used to crochet, knit or weave. Through my workshops, I invite people to reconnect with that ancestral memory and let it flow out. 

Eventually the practice of making something by hand reminds us of the kind of things that we so much need, like the importance of slowing down, the value of a homemade meal, the difference of supporting local businesses and the urgency of keeping a tradition alive before the culture disappears”.

Cancellation policy

Please note we cannot offer refunds for classes, unless your place can be filled by another student. Pom Pom reserves the right to cancel a workshop in case of unusual or extreme circumstances (eg weather). In case of cancellation full refunds will be processed.

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