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CGOA | Craft Yarn Council's

Tuesday, October 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
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 Craft Yarn Council’s (CYC) is offering its Crochet Certification and Knit Certification programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City later this month:  

October 26 - 28, 2018, Crochet Certification Class with Barbara Van Elsen

October 26 - 28, 2018, Knit Certification Class with Arnetta Kenney 

Join Master Teachers Arnetta Kenney (Knit Certification) and Barbara Hillery Van Elsen (Crochet Certification) for a fun weekend of learning. Arnetta is a designer, teacher and adjunct professional of knitwear design at FIT. Barbara, founder of the New York City Crochet Guild, is a recognized fiber artist and teacher. Strengthening knit or crochet skills, gaining an understanding of how to teach these techniques to others, and learning the business of teaching will be the focus of 15+ hours of instruction. This highly acclaimed, three-day program combines Levels I & II of the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructors Program. For an overview of the class and all the benefits of Certification, visit: Here are some the key points about the program:


• It’s for current crocheters and knitters who have strong basic skills AND a desire to teach these skills to others

• The onsite class begins Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.; continues from 9- 5 on Saturday; and 10-4 on Sunday

• Students are required to complete an extensive series of homework assignments before the class, which include stitch samples and lesson plans with projects. In addition, students must complete 30 hours of student teaching before they receive their certificate and pin.

• The onsite class combines Level I and II of the program. The first part primarily reviews technique basics and the mechanics of teaching; the second half color work, advanced stitches and techniques.

Certification Costs

The cost for the 15+-hour course is $200. If you are a TKGA or CGOA member, the cost is $185. To register, go to the Council’s website and complete the program application.