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From: AndreaSews
Date: 02-25-2005, 01:15 PM (1 of 4)
Hi. I've been thinking of taking a class in sewing instruction. I thought it would be a good credential, b/c I'm considering doing some authoring, and also want to pass the art down as much as I can. Now I've seen classes advertized for a thousand dollars for 3 or 4 days of training, and then you get certified and have to do continued training... I'm sure that's good for some people's needs...I just heard about the Home Sewing Association's sewing instructor class, which is a much less expensive 2 day workshop. I wondered: Have any of you heard of it, or taken it yourselves? Any impressions about whether it is worthwhile. They don't offer it near me at all, so I'd have to arrange a family vacation around it (oy) or something creative like that!
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 02-25-2005, 07:19 PM (2 of 4)
I have always wanted to take a Martha Pullen class. Anyone taken this?

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Member since: 09-29-2004
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From: MaryW
Date: 02-28-2005, 12:03 PM (3 of 4)
I have never taken any classes. It is something you will probably have to find out more about.

I have heard others say the Martha Pullen classes are very much worth it.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: Linda in Colorado
Date: 02-28-2005, 01:26 PM (4 of 4)
I've never had classes in how to teach sewing. I did, though, have college classes many eons ago on how to teach, but the subject to be taught was not sewing.

I teach private sewing lessons and am getting ready to teach a regular class starting in June. Those whom I teach seem to understand what I am telling and showing and teaching them.

My personal opinion is if you really know your stuff, you can teach sewing, no matter if you've had "official" training or not. You have to be willing to learn as you go along and have a really solid background in all aspects of sewing.

Andreasews, please keep us posted on what you decide.
User: Linda in Colorado
Member since: 03-27-2000
Total posts: 102
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