Sharing your knitting, crochet, and yarncrafting skills with others is a wonderful experience. Whether you’re teaching a total beginner OR sharing more advanced or specialized skills (from entrelac to colorwork to machine knitting or weaving) with friends from your yarncrafting group (listen to the last episode for ideas on forming your own!), we have tips and tricks that will help you to make the experience smoother for both you and your students!
Our guest is Patty, Studio Director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, where they offer over 70 classes & workshops. She joins us to share tips on teaching someone knitting or crocheting for the first time.
We also hear from YOU, our listeners, and answer your questions and share your comments on your teaching experiences!
On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share ideas for beginner projects BEYOND the scarf — whether you live in a warm climate or just want a smaller, faster project than a scarf to teach, we have lots of patterns that you can check out.
Patterns discussed include:
- Cumulus Washcloths
- Felted Change Purses (Knit & Crochet)
- Knit Earth Day Tote Bag
- Crochet Tote Bag
- Beginner Hats (Knit & Crochet)
- Crochet Amigurumi Cat
- Crochet Pirate Pal
- Sampler Scarves (Knit & Crochet)
Join us in two weeks when we talk about teaching others knitting & crochet skills, whether that’s sharing a new technique with your guild or yarncrafting group OR teaching kids at a local enrichment program. Do you have tips on teaching others? Share your thoughts with us! Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. We may include you in the next episode!
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:11 Intro & welcome
01:18 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
05:06 Your Questions & Comments
12:27 Tips on Teaching Beginners with Patty of Lion Brand Yarn Studio
18:58 Tips on Teaching Advanced Skills to Groups
28:20 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
35:12 Thanks to our listeners and guests