Beginning Netting Class Has Started

Yesterday I opened the classroom to Net Like a Lacemaker for those who had registered.

I was able to finish two extra videos for the class.  One that gave a tour of the classroom and one that described the order in which students might want to watch the videos.

Now I can start thinking about the next class – something to do with increasing and decreasing.

A Forum

I added a forum this week.  This allows members to communicate with each other.  You can find the forum by moving your mouse over Ask Questions! in the navigation bar.  The forum link will appear below.  Click on it.

Registration for Netting Class is Open

It’s Wednesday instead of Tuesday, but you can now sign-up to take Net Like a Lacemaker.  The actual class will start on January 3, 2011, so you have time to get the supplies you need.  It feels strange to have this beginning netting class to this point after working on it for more than a year.

This first time the class size will be kept small.  I want to be able to correct any problems and make sure the videos cover all the information needed for those taking the class.

Sign-up for the class.

The Next Step Is …

As you can see from the syllabus, I have finally completed all the videos and PFD files.

Now I need to start a new learning curve – setting up the class with PayPal so you can sign up.

I’m told it is easy.  I hope the signup process will be ready by tomorrow.

Beginning Netting Class Soon to Be a Reality

It’s been almost a year since I started Stefanie Japel’s very informative class:  How to Teach an Online Class Workshop.  The class started November 30, 2009.

While I was hoping to get this class finished and open for students many months ago, I am very excited to report that I just finished another video and accompanying handout.  I only have one video left to get done, and I’m half way done with it.

This past year has certainly been one learning experience after another.  I appreciate your patience with my tortoise-like pace.

Netting Class is Getting Closer to Completion

It’s amazing what you can do if you have11 more hours a week to devote to something.

This week I’ve finished two more videos and their associated handouts.   I finished “Reading the Rectangular Net Bag Instruction Page” and “Forming the Body of the Bag.”

That just leaves two more videos and handouts to finish for Net Like a Lacemaker.

Progress Made toward Completing Netting Class

This week I feel like I’ve made some real progress.  Despite some setbacks where I was sure that the software I was using hated me, I finally got two videos and the accompanying handouts uploaded to the classroom.  Since these both dealt with the actual making of the bags, they will not be included in the handouts available for all members.  They are only for those who take Net Like a Lacemaker.  In addition to that, I think I got all the yardages tested for the bags.  Because of that I also uploaded those instructions  to the classroom.

If you want to see what I have left to complete, just look at the class syllabus.

Net Like a Lacemaker Handouts

It’s November 1 and the basic Net Like a Lacemaker handouts are up.  Amazing how a little thing like making my deadline can make my day.  You can reach the handouts page by clicking here.

I’ve also changed the rotating photos on the Projects page of Net Like a Lacemaker.  Now you can actually see how the headbands would fit and look on someone’s head.

Net Klein Bottle Bag

This week I got an e-mail from a member who was showing me some experiments he had made with a Klein Bottle Bag. When I answered him I suddenly realized that I had forgotten to place the Net Klein Bottle Bag video on this site. It’s on my blog, but not here.

That oversight has been rectified and now on the home page is a link to the Net Klein Bottle Bag video.

My Video Camera Does Work

Yesterday, after many weeks of designing this website, I finally got my video camera out.  It still works.  Better yet, I remembered how to work it.

I shot the video for Repositioning the Foundation Loop.  I even found the time to format it and get it ready for production.  It’s all done except for one photo I still need to take.  Now to find someone willing to take a photo of me netting.  (It’s still a bit difficult for me to take one of myself.)  Once that photo is done I’ll be able to upload that video.

Today I updated my WordPress theme and made sure it was all working properly.  I think it is.  If you find a problem, please let me know.