The title of this post is Coffee & Crochet. That wasn’t my original title, it was supposed to be Crochet EGGstravaganza. Why the change? Because the plan was today’s spring break class was going to be for kids to learn to crochet Easter eggs, chicks and bunnies. However, no one signed up for the class. Disappointing, yes. But, ever the optimist, I showed up for the class anyway. I was hoping maybe someone would show up at the last minute, or see me sitting there enjoying my latte and crocheting a little bunny and ask to join me. I guess it wasn’t meant to be though. I did stay awhile and enjoy my coffee & crochet. That’s the reason for the title change of this post.
This was the first class of four that I have scheduled this month. I’m really hoping for a better turnout at the next few classes. Like I’ve said before, all this teacher needs is one student. Bringing together craft, creativity and community is my mission for having these classes and I’m not ready to give up yet.
Has anyone else had a similar experience? Do you have any tips, tricks or advice on how to generate more interest in these face to face classes? Internet classes, youtube videos, online instructions, all have their place but they’re so isolating. I really think it’s time to unplug Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and reconnect with our communities, enjoy the process and creativity of making things with our own hands and bring back the art of conversation. Who’s with me? <3