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Susan B. Anderson

Susan B. Anderson is a well known person in the knitting world. I was first introduced to her through the Knitter’s Life List book and really got to see her personality in the the Start-up Library: Knitting on Craftsy. She’s a really wonderful and creative person, she comes up with SO MANY PATTERNS! I finally stumbled upon her blog and I highly encourage everyone to check it out!

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Craft Yarn Council

The Craft Yarn Council is for crocheters and knitters to get a teaching certification. Some of the guilds offer these as well, but Michaels and Joanns only accept people who have passed this specific certification. There is a discount if you belong to the Knitters Guild Association or the Crocheters Guild. Other than that there are free videos that will teach you basic knitting and crocheting techniques. The cost of the certification is $85 or $75 if you are a member of one of the above guilds.

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Handweavers Guild of America

Well looky what I found! A large weaving guild! This one definitely seems more chic and fashion oriented than the others, but still looks like a nice guild nonetheless. While this is called a “handweavers” guild, there also seems to be a focus on handspinning and dyeing too. The weaving in this case also refers to basketweaving. With membership you get four issues and online access to a magazine, discounts on the eshop, access to education and grants, as well as the ability to apply for a certificate of excellence. Cost of membership ranges from $25-$119 for individuals and $50-$119 for organizations.