I have been spending more and more time TEACHING lately! It's very exciting to see students inspired to crochet, try out new skills and create handmade projects.
Locally, I teach at Silk Road Textiles. It's a terrific, large, bright fabric and yarn store with classes on all things sewn and stitched. They also carry my books and have many of my book samples on display.
June 13-15, I'll be teaching in Sharonville, Ohio (North of Cincinnati) at the Original Creative Festival. I'm scheduled to teach Introduction to Bruges Lace Crochet and Introduction to Tunisian Crochet. For more information, check out their website.
You may know that I teach on many of the new episodes of Knit & Crochet Now! Found on PBS create and past seasons (before me) are available on DVD.
Also, if you can't travel to Cincinnati, or get Knit and Crochet Now, or you can get all of that and still want more... you can see me at Annies Catalog/ Online Classes Most of you already crochet, but if you want to see the basics or get the FIVE patterns included in the class, you can with the class "Learn to Crochet"!
Or, if you are ready to go beyond the basics and learn 5 beading techniques shown on several projects, you can get the class "Crocheting with Beads". You can also see Tunisian classes at Annie's by Kim Guzman and Thread crochet classes by Susan Lowman.
I'm allowed to give away a FREE "Crocheting With Beads" class! YOU can enter to win. A bit about how these classes work.... You create a free account with Annie's. Likely you already have one. Then when you buy the class (or maybe get it free!) when you log into your account, there is a tab that says, "My classes" and that is where your class will be. It's there, waiting for you any time you want to watch it. You can watch it over and over. You can pause or just watch sections. You can watch it 5 minutes at a time or watch it straight through. There are written pdf project materials available for you to download and print if you wish. You can even ask questions.
More than just crochet, Annie's has classes on knit, papercrafting, quilting, sewing, and beading & jewelry.
To enter to WIN your free "Crocheting with Beads" Class, please leave a comment on THIS post by midnight, Friday, April 19, 2013. I'll randomly choose a winner from entries and announce the winner on Friday, April 19. The winner will need to email me with your email so I can get you hooked up (get it?) with your free class. The winner must email me by Friday April 26th, 2013.
PLEASE in your comment, give your first name, last initial, and some kind of identifying location, city, town, etc. PLEASE comment with your favorite way to learn, what you'd like me to teach you, what event you'd like me to attend, or anything about learning crochet. :)