the last couple of weeks i've been preparing for the crochet workshop, writing down the pattern and crochet instructions, thinking about how i would teach it to newbies... i was quite nervous about it, i used to be really shy and introvert and, though it is improving a lot with getting older (and in my case, more confident), giving a workshop (talking to/teaching/working with strangers) is actually way out of my comfort zone. so it was a personal challenge for me as well!
last sunday was the big day, and it was great! i had 4 lovely ladies to teach, some more experienced than others...and they all mastered the basic crochet techniques at the end of the workshop, so that's one mission accomplished! i also wanted to inspire them to start some new crochet projects at home and i also think i did that. i'm not saying it was the perfect crochet workshop (lots and lots of room for improvement) but i think i did okay. :)
and, as i'm stepping out of my comfort zone anyway, i thought it might be nice to finally show the person behind the blog. i know i love seeing all of your faces. ;) so, here i am, looking a bit angry maybe, watching my "students" crochet technique closely... and thinking to myself "they are doing so good!!"
and here are also some other photos from the Maakdag. it was really an amazing, inspiring and fun event... literally buzzing with creativity and good spirits.
(all photos in this post ©Maakdag)