Recently, we’ve had many existing customers as well as new visitors in The Fibre Studio who have wanted to try something new or revisit the fiber arts. For example: We’ve not put a crochet class on our calendar in…who remembers when?! We hadn’t enough interest shown to put a formal class on the calendar until lately. One of our customers wanted potholders. Two wanted to learn how to crochet flowers. Another wanted to crochet an afghan, and one wanted baby clothing. So which project would we pick? The answer is…ALL of them. And we’re doing them each week….one-on-one.
So often, when we respond to a customer inquiry by asking if they would like to take a class, most want to see a “formal class” on the calendar. When there isn’t one already scheduled, they don’t sign up. I’ve recently thought, ‘Does everyone understand the various ways to use The Fibre Studio class time?’
I think there are misconceptions about our classes and workshops….so today, I’m acting as a “Myth Buster.”
Myth 01: A class must be on the Events Calendar for me to participate. This is sooo FALSE. We can schedule a beginner’s how-to class, a starting-your-project class, a finishing-your-project class, or even a “I’ve-messed-up-and-what-do-I-do-now” class. The key here is just getting the help you need.
Myth 02: Classes must have a certain number of people in them. Not true. Many of our classes are one-on-one or one-on-two classes and are designed by the customer. We will also create a class specifically for your knitting/crochet group or church group or other activity organization.
Myth 03: Classes are more expensive when they’re one-on-one. Again, this is not so. If taught by a Fibre Studio associate, most classes don’t cost any more than a skein or two of yarn.
Myth 04: If I don’t need a big class to start a project, but I need help in the middle or end of the project, I need to take another class. This is confusing for some. Customers who buy bulk hours of classes get a discount per hour, AND they can use them in increments. This is perfect for learning a new technique, beginning a project, getting help mid-project, and then finishing the project…all with one class purchase.
Myth 05: If The Fibre Studio didn’t create the class or idea, they won’t do it. This is another big misconception. If our extensive workspace is available, and we have the facilities (water, stove, wet space, etc.) to have it, we would love to host your class or workshop at our location. Just call us at 704.643.7720 with your ideas, and we will help you work out the logistics.
I hope we’ve cleared up any mysteries about taking classes or workshops at The Fibre Studio. Please know…it is easy as pie to have us book a class for YOU, with the experience and pace designed with you in mind. And, of course, there’s always our Events Calendar for when you’re seeking those new experiences.
Peaceful stitching, everyone!