Mallory Bartels was awarded $500. Scholarship from the Lake Area Fiber Artists Guild. Mallory is a Student of Camdenton High School, she will be attending the University of Missouri this fall, she will major in Textile and Apparel Management.

Pictured L-R: LAFA Members Kathy Merical, President and Marge Thompson, Treasurer; Recipient Mallory Bartels and her Grandmother, Charlie O’Neill, also a LAFA Member.

Carla Lemay received a scholarship from the Guild to do a certification program for knitting and crocheting. Attached is her presentation to the Guild. Congratulations Carla on becoming a certified teacher.

Carla wrote:

Early this year I became interested in teaching knitting and thought I should find some resources. The Craft Yarn Council had a certification program for Knitting I and II plus Crochet I and II. So, I decided to begin this journey to be a better teacher. I signed up for Knitting I and completed the requirements in June. My hope is to teach this skill with proper technique and standards that can be applied at all levels.

These are the assignments required to complete this course.

1. Demonstrate basic skills with swatches of requested stitches and/or patterns. You are expected to follow all Instructions exactly and label each with gauge. These include different cast ons, cables, lace, in the round and 3 different increases & decreases.

2. Write your knitting history in one paragraph. Also, one paragraph on the importance of gauge.

3. Teach 15 hours of basic knitting, document and report these to the Craft Yarn Council. Thank you Kristina for the opportunity to do this at Flocks.

4. Write lesson plans for three 2 hour classes including a beginner project with a pattern and sample.

5. Submit all of this to your assigned Master Teacher and have a 30 minute phone interview and……. You are done!!!!!!

Thank you to the Lake Area Fiber Artists Guild for your help and encouragement to meet this goal!!

Carla Lemay