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Topic: Crochet for my High School Senior Project  (Read 2954 times)
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« on: February 22, 2010 04:43:29 PM »

I've mostly been a lurker here, so if this isn't the right place to post this question then sorry about that. Tongue

So, my name is Michele, I've been learning crochet for my high school senior project and need to find a mentor/expert reviewer for my project. If any of you crocheters think you would be up for it, please let me know. The only requirement is that you would consider yourself an "expert" in crochet, and you have to be a high school graduate at least. I did at one point have a mentor, but it's been over a month and she hasn't contacted me back, so...

As an expert reviewer/mentor, I would have to converse with you at least twice either by phone or email (or in person, but what are the chances of finding someone on here that lives near me? haha), and you would have to write a "mentor letter". It's really actually pretty simple. Also, you would have to give your name and email or phone to my senior panel. I know that since this is the internet, a lot of people don't really feel comfortable giving out their information, but I'm kind of really desperate to find a mentor. Especially since I need to pass this project to graduate. :/

I have tried to find other crochet teachers around here, but unfortunately there aren't that many around here. Oh, also, the conversations would just be me emailing you question and/or pictures of what I've done and stuff like that.

Anyway, if you are comfortable with it (or know someone I can contact or that you think would be willing to do this) please, please, please let me know - either by replying to this thread or by private messaging.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2010 01:49:25 PM by flippyninjas » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010 05:10:40 PM »

wow what school do you go to? I swore my school is the only one in the world that does this...  Cheesy

Everybody likes pink. People who think otherwise are in denial.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010 09:37:51 PM »

A high school near Seattle - a lot of schools around here do it, too. xD
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010 04:27:31 PM »

oh cool! well I don't know if they would allow someone same-age to do it, but if you don't have anyone older/wiser I am glad to help you out  Wink I am an advanced crocheter (IMO) and I have experience making patterns, although I rarely use them myself. I personally am searching desperately for a fashion internship.


Everybody likes pink. People who think otherwise are in denial.
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010 04:36:15 PM »

also, you might want to search up some established businesses such as e-magazines (online or print), or popular blogs. CrochetMe comes to mind. send them a short, well-written e-mail telling them what you would like and how it could help you (ie, hello I am a senior at blahblah high school looking for a mentor for this project, which is etc etc etc. I would like to know if you have an experienced crocheter who would like to help me A B C D.)

HTH!  Grin

Everybody likes pink. People who think otherwise are in denial.
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 09:50:37 PM »

Yeah, I think they're looking for someone who's past high school, but I don't think there are any age requirements other than that. Thanks for the suggestions! Someone has volunteered to help, but I might look into that, too. After all, more help couldn't hurt.  Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010 05:38:27 AM »

You might want to check the local yarn stores too most of them are glad to help
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010 06:36:44 AM »

you might want to check ravelry if you're a member, see if there are any local groups. I live in Vancouver, WA..and there are a few groups that get togeather at the local library. I'm sure there's some up there as well.

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010 08:16:15 PM »

Also ask around at churches and nursing or old age pensioner homes - there are often ladies with years of experience who would be thrilled to help. A lot of the churches around here have craft mornings and you dont have to belong to the church to join in.
I found that the elderly are very good at mentoring as they have loads of experience and I have made some lovely friends by joining in or volunteering at places where they gather. They also freely share patterns and tips and are very supportive. On top of this they tend to carry a lot of weight with evaluators.
(P.S. I never thought I would enjoy hanging out with old ladies but I found they are heaps of fun and have wicked sense of humor!I guess griwing old has some benefits Wink)
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010 02:26:32 AM »

Also, just another thought..our local library has a group that meets every month or so, you might check around and see.

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