Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I teach people how to knit or crochet or I can repair items that were knit or crocheted that need to be fixed. Whether you know how to knit or crochet or this is your first experience, I am confident I can help you learn or build your knowledge base of yarn crafting.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Recently, I taught a lady to knit a sweater for her son. She knew how to knit, but nothing more than a scarf, so we chose an easy pattern and she learned how to make a sweater in one piece.
I also refreshed another lady on how to knit as it had been close to 20 years since she had knitted, and just needed a pick me up.
Most recently, I repaired a christening blanket that was the woman's 42 year old son's from when he was christened as a baby. There were some holes in the knitted blanket as well as some embroidery that needed to be "tightened up".
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Knitting and crocheting are easier than you think. I learned how to crochet when I was 10 and have been crocheting now for over 30 years. I learned how to knit to provide my daughter wool diaper covers.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love teaching people a "dying" art. I believe the "old jobs" of crocheting, knitting, and quilting will be lost unless new generations learn how.