The CGOA Masters Program, Fundamentals of Crochet, is a program designed for all levels of crocheters to better understand the concepts and principles underpinning all crochet. This is an instructional based course that shares in-depth knowledge and encourages participants to explore the structure of stitches, the concepts of pattern reading, the art of finish work, and much more.
Once you sign up, what can you expect? You will receive via e-mail or mail a 54 page program workbook that will guide you through crocheting 17 swatches for submission, answer 36 questions about additional swathes you are asked to work and about the material presented to you. You will also be asked to complete a Master Project as a cumulative example of the skills you are taught. All submitted swatches and Master Project will require completion of finishing skills taught in the program. You will create a portfolio by tagging each swatch with your name and swatch number, and placing swatches and your question answers in plastic sleeves in 3-ring binders. You will then ship your portfolio for review. All reviewers are CGOA members and are trained to review the program.
RESOURCES AND REVIEW PROCEEDURE
If you need help along the way, visit the Ravelry Group for the CGOA Master's Program. It was created to give you a place to ask questions and receive answers designed to help you toward receiving the Master’s certificate and pin. The Masters reviewers watch this group for questions and help answer. If you are not comfortable in a group situation, you can always contact us through CGOA@Crochet.org to get help as well.
Watch for helpful crochet courses and Crochet Masters events at CGOA Conferences.
Your portfolio will be reviewed by two separate reviewers, and a combined written review will be returned to you with your portfolio. Sometimes minor rework is necessary and sometimes when a large number of problems are identified, it will be necessary to reapply at a later time. Upon successful completion an attractive certificate will be sent to you. All who successfully complete the program are eligible to have their Master’s pin awarded in person at CGOA Conference.
Are you ready to begin? Place your order, today!