This blog may get your knickers in a knot… I know… I’m just untying mine. Would love your feedback.
I received an email from an irate woman through Facebook claiming that I don’t have the ability to crochet, nor the right to teach crochet when I show cheating techniques in a video. To say to people that’s it’s alright to improvise or provide alternative tips proves that I am unable to follow a pattern.
In essence, she says the the patterns need to be followed 100% and tips that I am providing are not part of the original pattern and/or should not be taught nor encouraged for people to know how to change yarn brands, stitching technique alternatives and/or what to do if something is going wrong. If it doesn’t say it in the pattern, it shouldn’t be taught. The way I teach proves that I don’t posses the skills to teach others and I am a crochet phoney. She will waiting for the day that I quit crochet to stop teaching people cheating techniques and tips that allow crocheters to improvise.
Firstly, my first few words don’t exist in the Websters Dictionary. It’s outrageous!
- Since when is crochet an exact science that directions have be followed 100%.
- I’m human, I make mistakes and most of society does too. Isn’t the whole point of video tutorials is to show tips, ideas, improvising and skills to build on? My gawd what is this world coming too? My mom would teach me the right way, but then… here’s the way I do it… you may like it better. Since when is that wrong?
- Also, creativity is creativity… there’s is never a right and wrong way. What I love in art, my neighbour strongly dislikes. We are each different. Our projects should be reflective of our personal tastes, affordability of yarn products and more. I guess that’s wrong too! WHATEVER!
- How one person learns is very different from others… to ride my case about teaching people to problem solve is such a load of baloney. We are not drones… we are free thinkers with ideas. We are taught this in school to think, have opinions and explore.
So what you do think? Is it so wrong to teach people cheating and improvising techniques? Leave me your comments below… I know it’s hard but try to refrain from using profanity if you have a strong comment. I’m just climbing off the ceiling fan now!