Marigold Guild of Needle Arts has a lovely website with a number of resources. One is a list of things to keep in mind when attending a workshop. I have been given permission to share their workshop etiquette pointers with you.
  • Do respect both the teacher and fellow classmates. All it takes is one rude student to ruin the class for others.
  • Do be on time - or let the chairperson know ahead of time, if you plan to be late.
  • Do turn off your cell phone or set it to vibrate; if you must, answer quickly and quietly; leave the room to talk.
  • Do be prepared - if you must borrow another participant's tools do not do so without first asking permission.
  • Be kind, courteous and respectful.
  • Do keep chatter quiet and to a minimum and be silent when the teacher is talking.
  • Always listen intently to what the workshop instructor has to say, put your needle down, don't ask your neighbor - then they won't be able to hear.
  • You are sharing the teacher with the class - do not hog their time.
  • Do not critique the teacher's methods.
  • Do not bring or show projects from other classes.
  • Do not touch someone else's stitching or materials.
  • Absolutely no food or drink near the stitching.
  • No smoking, and no perfumes or scents.
  • Do not copy or teach any of the class work without the teachers' permission.
  • Clean up your work space before leaving the workshop.
Do you have any pointers to add?

1 comment:

  1. Excellent suggestions! I would also add to take a class not to advanced for your stitching level. If you take an "advanced" class in a technique that is new to you, the teacher will need to spend a lot of extra time with you on the basics that it is assumed you would already know in an advanced class. Come prepared with all the required materials as well.


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