Update: This series is a great introduction to teaching, but since I originally wrote it in 2011, it has become outdated. If you’re looking for a more robust (and updated) approach to teaching, check out my book, Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students.
Recently while updating my email contacts I discovered that I have taught over 100 people to crochet or knit since 2008! That is pretty awesome (to me anyway), considering that I work full-time in another field and also have a part-time academic job.
I’m in several teaching groups on Ravelry, and the topic of how to get started as a local needlecrafts teacher comes up periodically. To celebrate the breaking of the 100 beginner student barrier, I’m writing a series of posts on starting out as a local needlecrafts teacher.
Feel free to contribute if you are currently teaching needlecrafts or dreaming of teaching needlecrafts!
Part 1: Getting started
Part 2: Credentials, or do I really that certification?
Part 3: Location, Location, Location
Part 4: Drumming up business
Part 5: Preparing for class
Part 6: Staying creative and current