Information About Andrea - Chorley teacher - (8 reviews)
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Knitting / Crochet
Hi. My name is Andrea and I love crafts. My inspiration and mentor was my grandad, who taught me to knit, sew and generally use my hands creatively. I specialise in teaching bobbin lace and all types of crochet, including: Irish, hairpin, broomstick, free-form and others. I am self taught, but have a high level of skill and experience. I also teach various aspects of textile mixed media art; embroidery, dressmaking, Tatting, Japanese fabric flowers and Japanese Braiding. I have recently (2017) achieved a pass in City & Guilds Level 3 in Craft Design Embroidery. I am hugely proud of this :)
I have a C&G 7307 in Adult Education and taught evening classes for Skelmersdale and Runshaw Colleges between 1982 and 1996. I taught dressmaking, crochet, tatting and Christmas crafts.
In 1998 I gained a B.A. in English with QTS (Qualified teacher status) and an MA in Education Management and taught primary classes for 13 years until ill health forced me to take early retirement. Since then I have taught students in my home and have regular sessions. I teach individuals and small groups of 4 at home, and occasionally teach larger groups in alternative venues. I have taught workshops at Sunshine House Community Centre in Wigan, in embroidery and painted and appliques fabrics and more recently, crochet at The Woollen Hideaway in Adlington.
I regularly attend courses myself as I am always wanting to learn new methods and approaches to the subjects I love; and also to learn new subjects.
My approach to teaching is to have fun and enjoy the lesson, but always for my students to go away with a feeling of achievement and a sense of excitement as to what comes next! I strive to instil pride in work and inspiration and motivation to create new work. From my own perspective, I always feel motivated and inspired by my students and it is this that keeps me going! We learn from each other.
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- School of Stitched Textiles, Eccles Farm, Needlecraft Centre, Ormskirk. (2017) - C&G L3 Craft Design Embroidery (Other) (✔ On File)
- Edge Hill University (2003) - Education Management (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Edge Hill University (1998) - BA English (QTS) 2:1 (QTS) (✔ On File)
- Skelmersdale College (1990) - C&G 7307 Adult Education (College) (✔ On File)
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Would strongly recommend
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy you are enjoying our lessons. I look forward to seeing your crochet skills develop even more.
Andrea is a qualified teacher and cleary understands how different people learn. She prepares well for sessions and gives individually tailored sessions according to your needs. She knows how to help you to overcome learning blocks - for me it was a particular crochet stitch.
Andrea is also a lovely person who is welcoming, organised and reliable. She has boosted my confidence and helped me to realise I can achieve my goals in crafting.
Lillian Neville **Telephone Number Removed** I feel very lucky to have her as a tutor and value everything she has done to help me so far.