Thursday, 25 August 2016

How-To Classes on Skillshare

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me (okay, maybe three weeks - time flies). In my last post I told you I had just published my first class on Skillshare; well now I have two classes published! The happiest moment for me was when I checked my email yesterday and saw that my spinning class had twenty-five enrollments. Twenty-five is the magic number to start earning revenue, so I am very excited. It will only get better from here!

Class number two is How to Make Your Own Weaving Sticks. I walk students through the process, plus have a set of written instructions available for download so students can use their sticks right away. I have used weaving sticks for belts, coasters and totebag straps. The woven strips may also be sewn together to make placemats, rugs or bags. Once you get started, the woven projects may soon take over your house.

Both of my classes are kid-friendly, so don't be afraid to share them with the kids in your life. They both improve patience, coordination and a sense of accomplishment. Children as young as five or six can learn to spin and use weaving sticks, so a whole new world can be opened up to them.

If you have taken any of my classes, I would appreciate a review plus projects posted within the class. That way I will know if I need to tweak anything to make the classes better. Thank you all for your support!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Now Published!

Hi Everyone!

My apologies for the delay in getting this post done, but I have been busy with my course on Skillshare. As I mentioned in the last post, I was invited to be a teacher there, and yesterday I finished and published my first course. I am so excited!

The course title is Learn to Spin Your Own Yarn, and walks you through the construction of a basic spindle, plus the spinning, making of the ball, plying and setting of the twist. I do have to say it was an interesting experience to get it finished, but I did it!

The link above takes you to the course, plus also gives you the option to sign up for 99 cents for three months for a Premier Membership. That's 33 cents per month for the first three months. It's a win-win, because with that package you can take my course, plus any other course on the platform you wish. Just think of all the cool stuff you can learn to do/make.

I have learned how to make a Amigurumi Jellyfish, mandalas and am in the process of learning how to make felt for felted cacti. I am also registered for both writing and craft classes, which will keep me busy for awhile. The best part is, the lessons are generally in the 3 - 5 minute range, so you can easily refer to different lessons if you need to watch something again. A new, easier way of learning.

And, if you have something to share with the world, you too can become a teacher on Skillshare. It has several benefits, with one being monetary compensation. And who couldn't use a little extra cash these days?

Below is a picture of the yarn I spun for the class. If you want to see how I did it, click here.