Announcement: Masters Program

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Masters Program Committee is proud to announce a new component of the Masters Program – a series of articles about stitches and techniques. Committee members, who are also portfolio reviewers, will write the articles.

The first article, in the latest Chain Link newsletter, is about “grouped stitches” and looks closely at the similarities and differences in popcorns, bobbles, puffs, and clusters. This article was written by Karen C. K. Ballard, and includes photos, directions for the stitches used in the swatch, and a list of references so that you can study different designers’ thoughts about the topic.

Susan Lowman and Jane Rimmer, the co-chairs of the Masters Program Committee, see these articles as a teaching component of the Program. The articles are intended to help crocheters learn new stitches, practice the stitches on a swatch or small project, master techniques and understand concepts. The Committee hopes that these articles will help crocheters to assess their skill level, and also help them determine if they are ready to take on the Masters Program. The articles will be compiled and archived on the CGOA website so that you can reference them at any time.

The Committee is creating a list of topics for future articles. If you have a stitch or technique that you are having trouble mastering, contact us with your suggestion for an article.

For more information about the Masters Program, check out the CGOA website:

The Masters Committee members (co-chairs and reviewers) are excited about this addition to the Masters Program! We hope your crochet skills and knowledge will be enhanced as a result of this new component of the Masters Program.

Look for these articles in the latest and future Chain Link newsletters.

Jane Rimmer
Chain Link Masters Program Committee

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