How to Teach It

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10 HD Video Lessons


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Gwen Bortner

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Gwen Bortner is the author of Entrée to Entrelac, and a popular teacher and designer. She's been published in Knitter's Magazine, Creative Knitting and lots of other places. You can find Gwen's patterns, books, classes and thoughts on life on her website, Knitability, and her blog, The Same Stitch. When she's not on the road, she lives with her husband Arlis in Le Grand, Calif., in a farmhouse built in 1902 by her great-grandfather. View profile »

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How to Teach It

How to Teach It

with Gwen Bortner

Turn your crafting passion into a profession with Gwen Bortner’s comprehensive approach to teaching craft classes.

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Quick but comprehensive

As a corporate trainer for many years, I wondered how Gwen could tackle such a large topic in a short amount of time. I was pleased to find that she highlighted just the right elements from a variety of skills, and packaged them nicely into this great video. It will increase your confidence and give you the practical, downloadable tools to tackle your next endeavor. She makes it simple. Very well done.

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Successful First Class

I used the principles in this class to make an outline, pitch my class to a local art council, and land my class! I had my first class yesterday, and it was so successful that I have another class on the books, and was asked to develop more classes.

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Fantastic class!

This is a great class. I was feeling quite nervous when I recently accepted my first teaching gig, but after taking this class, I feel confident that I have all the right tools going in. Gwen covered things I wouldn't have even thought of, including the business side of teaching, and I am feeling very excited about marketing myself as a teacher in the future. Thank you, Gwen!

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I'm italian and I don't speak english very well. Sorry for mistakes.
I consider this class very useful and easy even for strangers who don't understand every word, because Gwen speaks clearly,
Luckily I can watch more times every lesson so if I lost something I can rewind
As I'd like to start teaching knitting and sewing in my village I'll follow every tips and tricks Gwen told. Thanks a lot to Gwen I'm happy I took this class

rated 5 stars

Excellent class

This class helped me prepare for my first teaching gig, and got me over the jitters. It is useful for all crafts, not just knitting. Though that is the instructor's focus.


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