Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Craftsy Class: See It, Crochet It, Reading Diagrams Presented by Charles Voth

November 4, 2014


Taught by Charles Voth
Who better to teach a class on Symbol Crochet than Charles Voth, aka StitchStud? Symbol crochet is an international language that is readable no matter which language you speak. By his own admission, Charles is “an international guy.” He grew up in Columbia, South America, speaks Spanish fluently, and currently lives in Canada.  A contributing editor for a London-based magazine and others, Charles translates patterns into Spanish and is a published designer. His skill and understanding is very apparent throughout this online class, See It, Crochet It, Reading Diagrams presented by Craftsy. Sign up by November 15 and you can enter to win the class for free. For a limited time (December 15), you can save 50% on the cost of the class.

Charles Voth aka Stitch Stud
A lifelong crocheter, Charles learned to crochet at the young age of 4; he is also a skilled knitter. In addition to his love of color and the feel of fiber in crochet, he says “symbol crochet is awesome because the crocheter can see the whole project right from the start!”

This class is a very thorough guide to symbol crochet with the benefit of Charles’ patient teaching skills included “live.” He speaks slowly and his demonstrations with the crochet hook and swatch are easy to view and they reinforce what he has just said.

Live Demos Help Clarify
There is also a “30-second repeat button” which the participant can use to review any tricky techniques. In-between the lessons,  informative tidbits like “Symbols were used as early as the 19th century; “symbol diagrams don’t give preference to right or left-handed crocheters;” and “Ami” is Japanese for knit and crochet" are offered on the screen.

This class is comprised of 7 lessons: Basic Symbols; Reading Row Diagrams; Advanced Row Diagrams; Textured Stitch Diagrams; Diagrams in the Round; 3-D Diagrams and Diagrams around the World.” Each lesson has several chapters; and at any point during Charles’ presentations, participants can write in questions and he will answer them. They are also available for future reference.


I highly recommend this method of learning about crochet in general, and See It, Crochet It, Reading Diagrams is no exception. There is a 100% money- back guarantee on all classes; classes can be watched where and when desired; and their access never expires.

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