About 7 years ago I bought myself a “Teach Yourself to Crochet” kit and I haven’t stopped crocheting since! It seemed to come naturally to me and I really enjoy creating new things. I’m amazed at the things you can make from simple tools of a hook and yarn. I opened my Etsy shop in July of 2006 and it’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve recently started selling my own patterns in my shop and I’ve been fortunate to have a purse pattern published in Country Woman magazine in Sept 2006. I have a felted scarf pattern I sold to Crochet World which will be published this fall.
I also hope to teach a crochet class this fall. I’ve taught several beginner classes and I really enjoy it. To think that I can possibly give the gift of crochet to someone that will last them a lifetime is truly amazing!
I went through the correspondence course offered by CYCA (Craft Yarn Council of America) and I am a Certified Crochet Instructor. It really helped me to create a lesson plan and pick appropriate projects for my classes. Plus I have a really nice portfolio from the lessons I had to make during the course. I would highly recommend this course if you would like to teach.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll check back to see all my new projects!
Looks great! Can't wait to read upcoming posts!ReplyDelete
Great introduction! Sounds like you'll have lots to share on your blog. :)ReplyDelete
RedBerry - It looks great. I am thrilled that your patterns are published in mags! How incredibly cool! I can't wait to see your felted scarf pattern.ReplyDelete
You are off to a great start! Thanks for the compliments about my blog!ReplyDelete