If you were to divide crocheters into experience classes, when you think about it, the beginner class is rather small and short-lived. The girth of our community is somewhere in the middle to the advanced side.
So much of advanced crochet skill is not necessarily governed by stitches and patterns, but in learning consistency and control (which can’t be taught as much as practiced), refining our methods and then there are advanced concepts like shaping.
And yet the type of instruction generally offered to the crochet community remains below the skill levels of the majority. Resulting in crocheters being ignored and even written off as cheap and unwilling to spend $$.
The way I see it, our market has so long been poorly understood. And there exists a whole frontier of creative marketing that just hasn’t been adequately explored.
What about you? Do you feel the level of training offered in crochet adequately responds to your expertise? And how do you feel about the way our market is approached? Let us know the area you’re from when responding. :) Maybe we’ll hash out some good stuff!