Graduation and summer class plans

May and June are synonymous with graduation ceremonies. This year I celebrated two graduations. This week I attended the commencement ceremony of the school where I work as a librarian.

And after 18-months of writing lesson plans, knitting samples and answering technical knitting questions, I am a graduate of The Knitting Guild Association’s Teacher Certification Program. My certification letter arrived on my birthday earlier this month.

Now that I am certified, I begin the process of proposing classes to Local Yarn Shops (LYS), libraries and fiber festivals with a new found confidence in my course offerings. This would not be possible without the advise and guidance of my TKGA advisor Leslie Gonzales. Thanks Leslie!

This is my second certification process, the first one from BurdaStyle, but hopefully not the last. My plan is to research certifications for embroidery.

What do you look for in an instructor? Do certifications matter when looking for someone to teach you how to embroider, knit or sew? Do you have a favorite teacher on one of those subjects? Give your teacher an appreciative shout out and tag them in the comments.

Cheers to all the teachers and grads,
Coach Dawn

Categorized as Knitting

By stitchingcoach

High school librarian by day, crafter for life. I'm an award winning embroider, quilter and knitter. I advise a high school sewing club as well as volunteer with Days for Girls. Students will find I'm passionate about all needle arts and want to pass that along to all generations and skill levels. Learning to sew, knit or hand embroider can be intimidating, but with the right support can become a lifelong hobby that provides joy to your life. Let me show you how to get started. I look forward to helping you exercise your creative side.

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