Squidoo’s So Crafty Magazine is all about teaching people how to make awesome crafts — with yarn, paper, needle, thread, found objects, and so much more. If you can fashion materials into something beautiful and new, it’s a project perfect for So Crafty.
But with so many people getting into new crafts every day, we need to teach people all the basics, and we would love our crew of crafty lensmasters to be the instructors they turn to with the utmost trust. If you want to teach others about your favorite craft, we’re calling on you to begin at the beginning — starting newbies off slow and then perhaps helping them build expertise throughout the year. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, with lenses featured prominently in So Crafty Magazine, take a look at our latest quest Squidoo Craft Club Quest. We’re looking for writers who offer step-by-step instructions, great photos, tools, resources, even your own videos (if you can) — teach in the best way you know how. If you’re not already a Craft Club member, it’s easy to join. Just go here: http://bdkz.squidoo.com/all-about-squidoo-quest-clubs.
Show a new knitter how to cast on, and start making a potholder. Explain about the tools you need to create a fabulous fairy village. Let someone new to sewing feel confident, not fearful, when they approach a sewing machine. Describe what you need to do, no matter what your favorite craft, so that a child could understand. Don’t assume a reader already knows something. When in doubt, explain. In essence, roll your middle-school art and Home Ec teachers into one and have fun!
We’ll contact the writers of great lenses about becoming ambassadors for their craft or crafts and regular contributors to the magazine, with plenty of support and guidance from the magazine team. We’re always here to help as a sounding board and helpful hand for writers. We’re here to do our best to make your work shine even brighter (it’s all the glitter, you know!) We can’t wait to see all you teachers in action (and to learn a few new things ourselves, too!)
With your help, 2014 will be an absolutely beautiful year!