I have taught girl scout troops, community center classes, at the library, knitting events, after school, and in yarn shops. (BTW as a previous yarn shop owner, I am very willing to work classes around the materials that are in your store). I like working with adults and children. I do classes and workshops. Arrangements can be made for me to come to your knitting group for as many times as we agree upon. Please email me at melissa(@) yarniashop.com….. remove the quotes around the @ when you are sending me the email to discuss time place and pricing. Annoying but I am trying to prevent junk in my mailbox.
A class would be where we arrange to meet at a specific time and duration for a specified number of times. A workshop would be a one day longer event. Some things should be taught in small doses on a regular basis and some things lend themselves for more time in a one shot scenario. I am flexible and I always have handouts, a lesson plan and I walk around and really see how my students are knitting. Although I am a “throw” American knitter myself, I am comfortable with working with other knitting styles. I am not the knitting police and will explain how things work so it can be done with your style. So if you are a continental, combination, etc knitter, it will not be a problem.
I can prepare a lesson plan for your group or you can choose from the following suggested classes. If it is not on the list, I can prepare a class but I will need enough warning so I can develop my materials:
Beginning knitting (adults or children)
Knitted fabric…how do you get the different types of fabric (great for knitting clubs)
Tinking and Fixing mistakes
Increases/decreases How to do them and when to use which ones
Basics of short rows and how to use them.
Basic Lace (includes cast on/off updates)
Basic Top down Socks
Knitting in the round – Double points, circular needles (one circ, 2 circs)
Basic Cable knitting
Most classes include how to “read” your knitting but I can just do a class on this.
Most classes include improving your cast on/off but I can just do a class on the various ones and when to use them.
Yarn choices/gauge/yarn substitution