You may or may not be familiar with the recent update of Germander Cottage Crafts offering live tuition for knitting or crochet.
So, you may have a few questions and I thought I would introduce myself.
I am Hanna and I first qualified as a teacher in 2013 after completing a PGCE in post-16 education and training. I had been teaching English for 8 years before I became self employed in 2020. Whilst I loved being a teacher and building rapport and trust with students of all ages, my life had changed dramatically at home with a new baby and a toddler, sleepless nights, pandemic worries, job uncertainty and depression. I launched my own business and became my own boss and I thoroughly credit craft as a huge part of my success.
I am now a knitwear and crochet designer, a craft shop custodian and a blogger. I will always be a teacher too.
I have been knitting and crocheting for as long as I have been a teacher (funny that) and I have been passionate about it since week one. The mental health benefits of craft are undeniable and I love to see more and more people picking up a crochet hook or a pair of needles and learning something new.
During the lockdowns of 2020, I had thought about how nice it would be to offer live tuition so that people could learn a new skill. These things take a lot of planning and preparation though, and rightly so. I am glad to be able to tell you that I now offer live classes.
You can be sure that I am committed to my students and their development. I promise a fun, safe learning environment where you can feel empowered with new knowledge and skills. I will always be on hand to help in between classes to make sure you don't panic or forget what you're doing.
I teach beginners in both crochet and knitting. Some courses are more advanced e.g. sock knitting and others are completely learner led and broken up into manageable chunks. I want nothing more than for my students to get the most out of a fulfilling hobby. I really hope you decide to sign up with me and learn something new!