Yesterday I was packing up and getting ready to teach at the Intrepid Spinner retreat and I started thinking about what I like in a spinning or knitting class. I still take as many classes as I can because it’s the best way that I learn and it’s fun!
Some of the things I like in a class are: A light attitude, I know I’m there to learn but I don’t want it to feel like I’m back at school. The ability to go at my own pace, sometimes I want to keep working on something until I feel comfortable with it. Samples to look at, I am a visual person and I want to see examples. Beautiful materials to work with, please don’t just give me white medium wool when there is so much beautiful dyed fiber and varieties of breeds available. Checking in, I like a teacher that walks around, checks in with me and doesn’t just lecture from the front. Engaged classmates, if everyone is having fun and learning it’s contagious.
What do you like in classes?
Are any of you coming to Interweave’s Yarn Fest in the spring? Both Kate and I are teaching there and we’d love to see our Knitty people. Let us know if you’ll be in any of our classes!
My Craftsy class, Ply to Knit, got a great review from Jacey on the PLY Magazine blog. Still haven’t signed up? Take a peek and see if it looks like fun learning to you! There’s even a little discount in the link.