Friday, May 21, 2010

Become a Designer! I'm teaching...

I'm teaching at PDD day!

Ok, let me explain. The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) and the The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) hold an event every summer. It is called the "Knit and Crochet Show". Apparently, it used to be called "Chain Link" and many people still refer to it as such. The event is FREE to CGOA and TKGA members. The event includes opportunities to purchase tickets for classes, Fashion Shows, and other events. There is an auction for charity. There is a Crochet Design Contest for CGOA members. During the show, there is a "Market" with yarns and tools and notions from lots and lots of great vendors from all over the country. If you are not a CGOA or TKGA member and want to visit the market, tickets are $10 admission the first day and $5 each additional day. The event is in Manchester, New Hampshire July 9 and 10. Follow the link above for all the details.

Now, the market is just Saturday and Sunday. But classes are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Fashion Show is Friday night. WEDNESDAY is a very special day for people interested in becoming a Crochet Professional. It's called "Professional Development Day". (PDD). The room will be SWARMING with professionals, editors, yarn company reps all networking and teaching about becoming and being a professional. I am teaching on that day, a breakout session in the afternoon called, "The Business of Crochet" where we will talk about the day to day business tasks of organizing a crochet career. Like I always say, there is as much (or more) business tasks that go into being a designer as there is crocheting. Anyway, I hope to see you there! ALSO, there is a group for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY GROUP on Ravelry so you can ask questions, hear about the topics in advance!

BY THE WAY, you do NOT have to be a professional to attend PDD or to join the PDD Ravelry group.

Above is a Sneak Peek!

3 comments:

Crochet Friends of Stamford said...

That may be one of the sneakiest sneak peaks ever!! Love that pic! I so wish I could come to Chainlink on Wed - hubby just can't take that much time off. But I will see you there! Have a great day, Haley

Cate4444 said...

Too bad it's in another state from where I am......

Sam said...

Thanks for posting the link to the group on Ravelry. Looking forward to seeing you at PDD and the conference. Cheers!