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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.

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.

Basic Netting Instructions Coming

Today someone told me that the days go slowly and the years go quickly.  What about the months?  I am having a hard time believing that a month has gone by since I gave a progress report.  Most of the time it was because I’ve had only a day or two at the most each week to work on the class and by the time I made the progress I was too tired to report the progress.  However, I was able to upload both the video and handout for “Repositioning the Foundation Loop” and I have made a few changes to the appearance of the Class Syllabus.

I have been working most of this week to finish the “Making a Bag” video.  I’m to the last half of the final third of the video (if that makes any sense).  It’s had more little sections and parts than any of the others and this has slowed me down.  I hope to get it finished this coming week.

As I wrote on my Knots Indeed blog:

I have also come to a decision this week.  As a special thank-you to all who have signed up for membership on Rita’s Netting Nook, and have been patiently waiting for me to finish Netting Like a Lacemaker, I’m going to release the basic netting handouts for the class in PDF format. My plan is to do it on or before November 1, 2010 (though we all know where my plans have taken us this past year). This release will not include anything to do with the patterns. I’m still working on finishing them.As soon as you sign up for the free membership you are eligible to look at and download the handouts — once I have them posted.

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.

Net Headbands

I’ve been working on new, easy to make projects to use in the Net Like a Lacemaker Class.  Net headbands seemed to fill the need.  They are perfect for beginners.  They are quick to make.  They use only the basic netting knot.  They show what using different mesh sticks can create.  They are also useful.

Today I uploaded the 4 headband instructions to the classroom (and marked the class syllabus).  I also added a description and some photos to the description of projects for the class.  I hope to have better photos soon.

I changed the order of things on the syllabus.

Look at the Syllabus

Today I added brown color to the PDF and Video text portions of the syllabus that are completed. This way you can see how close I am to being done with the class.

Progress Report

Do you get the feeling that no progress is being made on the classes?

Do you feel like I’ve stopped working on Netting Like a Lacemaker?

That’s not exactly true, though some days I feel I am moving at a snail’s pace.

To keep you up-to-date, I’ve decided to try to make a quick text entry here on Progress Report when I’ve done something.   I say text entry, because for some reason when I try to do photo or video I never find the time to post.  If I’m able to add photos, great, but don’t count on it.