What a Magical Year 2014 is for people who crochet (or want to crochet)!
Crochet is no longer the poor relation. Instead crochet is proving to be:
- Limitless in its versatility
- An easy way to create textured fabrics
- A simple yet stimulating way to explore colour
It is perfect for the health!
- Quiet in company (unless you drop the hook)
- Transportable (ideal for times you are kept waiting)
- Occupies the hands (keeping you away from snacks and drinks etc)
- Therapeutic (a simple project with repetitive movements, lowers tension)
- Breaks the ice if crocheting in public (great for shy people)
- Confidence builder (you can when so many cannot!)
- Does not need a computer, mobile, or television screen
By request and new for this year, a course in ‘Teaching Methods’
As more individuals are being asked to ‘show’ others’ how’, people are realising that being proficient in a subject is very different from communicating how it is done. Teaching skills are teaching skills and do not depend on subject knowledge. Many students of the International Diploma in Crochet are being approached to teach the craft to others. As the numbers are growing I felt it was time to add this course to my calendar. We have registered assessors for crochet who may not need to communicate face-to-face but still need the skills to explain’ how’. “Teaching Methods” can be taken over four evenings or over two full days. The dates for 2014 are on the calendar page.
A bit about my background and suitability to include this course
When lecturing and teaching full-time in College, one of my subjects was “Teaching Methods”. The local education authority supplied a certificate for completing the material. This course was introduced in Britain at a time when there was money available for Colleges to include a variety of evening classes for adults. These Colleges knew that being skilled in a subject did not necessarily mean you could pass that knowledge on. With the interest being shown by Diploma (and other) students, it is a good time to be able to pass on my teaching skills.
|Jeanne Taylor||New Zealand||a wearable art jacket||Crochet Design|
|Unagh McCullough||N. Ireland||a christening robe||King Cole|
|Daniela Pieringer||Austria||three-piece fashion garment||Search Press|
|Laila Lagnemar||Sweden||mixed techniques cotton rainbow curtain||Tailormade/Inside Crochet|
|Wilma Armitage||Scotland||sugar starch basket summer flowers||Thread of Life|
|Sarah Cooper||England||Tunisian floral hairband||Tulip Hooks of Japan|
|Jane Simpson||England||textured cushion||Tulip Hooks of Japan|
|Best in show: Jeanne Taylor|
See Calendar of Events page for more details
Click on the International Diploma page to see what the course is about.