Ive been asked by my LYS to teach a beginning lace class. (This could be cuz I just put the lace shawl I designed in her shop?)
I did not learn lace from a book however, and I would like to suggest a good begining lace book to my students.
Do any of you have any suggestions?
Also, If you were to go to my class, what would you like have as a project?
A: something small (like a washcloth) you could get all the basics from and get done in short order? which means fewer classes.
B: something large like a shawl, or scarf where the basics would be repetitive, for longer time span, and therefore stick a little better when the classes were over? which means more classes. or more spread out.
And, I was gonna spend the first class going over the basic stitches used in lace, lifelines, chart reading, needles and yarn, so they have somewhat of a grip on the "tools of the trade" no project on this class.
the second class and all following i was gonna get into the project with them. The project is the deciding factor in length of the course.
It has been my experiance however, I want to get down and dirty with what im learning as soon as possible...so maybe a long first class with half of it talking about basics and the other half working on project?
I have also been asked to teach a class on making the shawl I just designed for the more advanced knitters, so something short and sweet, maybe 3-4 weeks? on the beginner lace class would prob be ideal, so they could come to my other class.
Im telling you these things cuz i want your opinion on my ideas for the class. Anything i may have left out, or any suggestions?
I look forward to your ideas....