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Uplifted: Art of Crochet

February 11, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Cost: $25/person
Friends of the BSM: $20/person
When: February 11 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Length: 2 hours total
Where: Bata Shoe Museum (327 Bloor St. W.)

Learn how to crochet for the first time or refresh your skills, while discovering innovative ways to create. In this workshop, Nigel John from Legin Knits will teach participants techniques to crochet their own shoelaces using a 3-step customization process. This workshop is for all ages and for any skill level!

Please present your ticket at the Front Desk upon arrival.

This workshop will take place in-person in St. Crispin’s at the Bata Shoe Museum (located on the B1 level). All materials and equipment will be provided. Each ticket includes admission to the museum. Please arrive 5-15 minutes prior so that the workshop can begin on schedule. Limited spots available. If you no longer can attend and would like to request a refund, please email info@batashoemuseum.ca

Can’t make it on February 11? LEGIN KNITS will also be coming on February 25!


Nigel “Legin” John learned crochet from a Rasta man in San Fernando, Trinidad. His passion has allowed him to continue to grow, innovate, and expand his artistry through Legin Knits and Art Of Crochet. The focus on fashion is to make “Original” one of a kind pieces for collections and for personalized custom orders. He also adds crochet to already made items to renew into “Uplifted”(upcycled) pieces, giving them new life! Legin started teaching crochet to his friends and youth in his community immediately after learning. He felt the connection to passing this art form on, while building a business to open up opportunities for himself and others. When encountering individuals he taught, they always express their gratitude and strong belief that learning crochet gave them values that apply to their lives.