New Be A Better Craft Teacher Post, and You Can Vote For Me!



So, I got an email yesterday that I’d been nominated for the Best Craftsy Instructor Blog in the Sewing category–you guys are so nice!  Final voting is taking place now through Oct 29–hop on over and you can see all the nominees (including MADE and Sew, Mama, Sew).  Click on the “Sewing” category and scroll down to see the other great blogs who’ve been nominated, and to cast your vote–every vote gets entered to win a free class, apparently, so why not, right?

whipstitch buttons

Speaking of Sew, Mama, Sew: the last major installment of the Be A Better Craft Teacher series is UP and ready for you!  I’ll be back next week with a conclusion post to tie it all up in a bow, but until then, you can read all the posts in the series:

I have really, really enjoyed writing this series, and think there is so much more to say and explore on this topic.  If I were to, say, develop this series into an in-depth e-book, the kind with worksheets and charts to fill in and bullet lists of ideas and checklists for planning, is that something that you all would be interested in?  Share with me in the comments today what you’d like to see in a guidebook to teaching sewing & craft, and I’ll cogitate on it some more!  I’d love to create a really practical, useable guide for teachers who are tackling bringing these skills to students, all over the world, and I’d love to hear from you what you’d most like to see!


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  • lizzy
    October 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Your dreamy Pearl buttons from Paris!!!! They are so special! Also, I love teaching about teaching, so it’s a great thing you are doing. I’ve been having an on going discussion on the subject… just because you’re really good at what you do, does not mean that you are good at teaching. It’s a real skill, and there is a lot of study and work that goes into being an effective teacher. You, Deborah, are an effective teacher.

    • Deborah
      October 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Yes!! Those are the buttons you sent for me! I treasure them, and they photograph so well… And I can’t tell you how much it means to me to hear you say such kind things about me as a teacher–I completely agree that some folks are gifted artists but not gifted instructors, and I believe that YOU are someone who genuinely cares about how you deliver instruction, are passionate about your subject, and just loves people, so it means a great deal to me to get such a giant compliment from you, lady. Here’s to many more years of sharing what we love!