Now that I’ve been teaching my Craftsy classes for a little over six months, I wanted to do a roundup to show you what some of my students have made, and post some of the feedback. I know it can be a little scary to sign up for a class without really knowing what you are getting, but I, in my totally biased way, think these classes are a great value and a perfect way for you to increase your skill level.
I really like that the lessons can be watched over and over again, and that over-my-shoulder view is very helpful for learning. I really enjoy responding to all of the questions and seeing the progress of my students, and seeing the completed projects, of course! I love to teach one-on-one, and this gives me a way to do it on a larger level than just my private lessons at the shop–I have students as far away as Paris, Hong Kong and Australia–which I think is awesome. I learn so much just by teaching–both because of students sharing tips I might not know, and also learning what is difficult for people to understand. It is super helpful to keep in mind when I design patterns.
And here are some of the nice comments that people have sent to me about the class:
tsitsifly30997: After crocheting scarves & afghans and baby blankets for 52 years, it’s nice to finally learn how to make sweaters. I have always admired garments but just didn’t know how or have the confidence to tackle them. This is so easy to follow and learn. Thank you so much for making this video. I’m really enjoying it and learning so many tips and tricks that will help me with all my crocheting projects.
Charlotte Norwa: Just wanted to say: thank for the way you teach – calm and friendly – giving the oportunity to learn in an easy-going way. Love to hear you mention possible issues – and show us a way to solve these little problems that we may meet as we go along with this learning project.
theangelloft: I have been crocheting for almost 38 years and I’m basically self taught since there were no crocheters when I started. Now with the advent of internet online classes a whole new world has opened up to me. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve learned in taking your class, Linda. It is such a blessing. As mentioned earlier, I teach as well and it has made the most enormous impact on my teaching view and what I can pass on to my students. I have always used a crochet hook to weave ends and I am now a die hard convert to needle weaving. Not to mention blocking. My sweater is just perfect and I can’t imagine how I’ve gone this many years without blocking. Your class has changed my crochet life. Thank you SO much.
harpyknight:I have the same neurological response to patterns that I used to get to Algebra, so I really appreciate the casual, friendly way you broke it down. I even stopped hyperventilating! Thanks, Linda!
If you’re on the fence, I encourage you to try it. There is nothing like learning from a person who you can ask questions! And, just to let you know because the holidays are coming, you can also give any of these classes as a gift–or, receive them, of course!