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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Crochet Workshop.........................

My crochet class went well last Saturday and my three friends seemed to really enjoy themselves. I was so pleased that they all managed to learn the basic stitches and even had the beginnings of a granny square to take home. I used Saturday as a trial run as I am thinking about running crochet workshops from home. I set my crafty space up as though it was a real workshop, with samples of crochet projects, books and magazines for browsing and inspiration. In advance I had hooked some crochet samples of the basic core stitches which was very useful. I also had some printed information which was kindly given to me by Chrissie.


Chrissie has been running crochet workshops for a while and was able to give me lots of useful tips and advice and has kindly shared her workshop lesson plans with me. I am always so amazed at the friendship and support that is offered by the wonderful blogging community.

We also managed to consume quite a lot of coffee and cake amidst the chatter and of course crochet tuition.


I was so pleased with the crochet samplers that everyone managed to produce and the little granny squares..........


Inspired by the success of Saturday I am just putting the finishing touches to a flyer advertising three x 2hr workshops in March. Please keep your fingers crossed that I have some people sign up for them, I think I will advertise on face book as well - you can only try.

Talk soon x


38 comments:

  1. Sue, this looks like a fabulous workshop set up - the colours and prettiness of everything is just perfectly conducive to learning . . . and the cake is just the cherry on the top! Well done with your first class, and good luck with your new venture - I'm sure in no time you will be in great demand :-)
    Have fun putting it all together & happy weekend,
    love Gilly xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments and encouragement x

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  2. Well done Sue, and many Congratulations on your first Workshop, it sounds a brilliant success, and I am so thrilled for you. Your pictures look amazing as do your mouthwatering refreshments, just wish I lived nearer LoL.
    You will be an immediate success I have no doubt. Keep us informed.
    Take care,
    luv irenexxxx

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    1. Thank you Irene would be lovely if you lived nearer but you would be teaching the class - remember it was with your help that I first mastered attaching granny squares as you go x

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  3. It all looks so lovely Sue, I can quite see why everyone enjoyed it so much, and I am sure that all of your friends must have appreciated all of the hard work that you put into this. What a lovely start to what I hope will be a great project for you. I have only one gripe - that I live too far away to come and join in!!! Stay safe today. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy we will have to set up residential workshops around the country x

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  4. How lovely! It all looks so organised and cosy with the lovely crochet and cakes - wish I lived nearer :)

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you - maybe I could entice you with some lovely vintage finds from my local charity shops x

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  5. Teaching is hard work and not just 'showing' how to do something. Your class looks well organised, professional and the kind of quality class I'd snap your hand off to attend. I wish you the absolute best and look forward to reading how it goes.

    I have no experience of marketing a home business but I wonder are there any good wool shops locally that might advertise your classes and perhaps offer your students a discount on wool or supplies? This might increase business for both of you.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments and great marketing tips x

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  6. Wow - that looks good. Crafting and cake - a winning combination in my book. Have a great weekend x

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  7. I knew it would look perfect. You are such a talented lady and as for the cakes... Yummy al the way. Hooe all goes well with your new venture x

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    1. Thank you Linda you are always so kind x

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  8. Would have been a great workshop for me, too. I recently borrowed a crochet book from a friend and am now trying to get into some granny squares. Will be a nice adventure.

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    1. Thank you Brigitte - good luck with your granny squares x

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  9. Looks like you all had a wonderful time - and ate very well too! :-) So glad you're getting everything sorted to teach more workshops, it's so much fun, isn't it? And just keep a handful of flyers in your bag, so you can drop off a few here and there, wool shops, haberdasheries, the local library...you'll fill a class in no time! Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Chrissie and a big hug for all of your help and advice x

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  10. HI Sue
    It all sounds so much fun and a great way to spread the crochet word !
    Good luck with your new sessions,
    Kate x

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    1. Thank you I've got my fingers crossed x

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  11. Looks like you had a wonderful time, wishing you lots of luck with the workshop.
    Clare x

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    1. Thank you Clare and hope you are keeping well x

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  12. Sounds like you had a great time Sue, good luck with your new workshops. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane and I love your flowery crochet squares

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  13. Congrats, and I am sure you will have many willing pupils flocking to learn to crochet with such a skilled teacher, and especially with those cake treats!

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    1. That's the plan if I bribe the pupils with cake they will forget about the quality of the teaching x

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  14. Good luck Sue with your classes. There's nothing better than helping someone else to create something. Have you tried your local adult education? If they can fill a course they will run it. Great networking opportunity.
    S xx

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    1. Hi Jessie that's a good idea but until I feel more confident I wouldn't want a class of more than 4 beginners so don't think my numbers would be high enough for adult education - but maybe in the future - thank you x

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  15. This looks great Sue, well done! I'm planning my first cochet workshops but am struggling with how best to tackle them. I'm quite nervous about it too so seem to be finding lots of other (not so) important jobs to do instead of just getting on with it!

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    1. I have been the same it's taken me ages to take the plunge. My trial run with new friends really helped kick start the idea. I hope you decide to go for it as you are way ahead of me. I've never even thought about writing my own patterns and you have already published yours and had amazing feedback - your workshops would be great x

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  16. Lovely way to spend a day. Time spent with creative people is always joyful.

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  17. Oh that looks like such fun crafty day!! Especially with lots of cake ^_^ yummy!

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    1. Thank you we did have fun - in fact too much laughing and not enough crochet. I will have to get tougher x

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  18. You sound like a natural teacher, Sue, and I am sure your crochet classes will be popular. Those cakes look absolutely delicious!
    Helen xox

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  19. Thank you Helen - if you ever decide to do sewing workshops I would love to come x

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  20. Fabulous crochet and gorgeous cakes! I'm sure your crochet classes will be a resounding success. x

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  21. Whilst sewing and knitting have been ok, crochet baffles me. Your classes sound great and I'd definitely be interested if I lived near you. Plus cake too = win, win.

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