In a previous job, I helped develop and teach several training courses for a large consulting company. Now I use what I learned about adult learners to create my knitting workshops. For example, I learned there are three main types of learners: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (hands-on). I make sure my classes have all these elements.
This weekend (June 8th) I will be teaching my Fabulous Fix-It Workshop at Abuelita’s in Pasadena, CA. Knitters, even experienced ones, make mistakes – it is all part of the process. Of course there are no “knitting police,” but some mistakes can’t be ignored. In this workshop I talk about the yarn and the mistakes (auditory), I go through detailed instructions with photos (visual), then we work together through a series of exercises fixing common mistakes (kinesthetic). Throughout the 2 1/2 hours we have lots of fun as well.
If you knit and want some guidance – call Abuelita’s and sign up for class. I’d love to see you.