I’m Teaching!


Anyone who knows me knows that I’m quite a talker–so teaching is pretty natural for me. But this time, instead of teaching sleepy college students, I’ll be working with eager Yarn Shop and Yarn Company folk to help them learn to create great graphic designs for their businesses!

I will be teaching, Make Your Newsletters Pretty: Graphic Design 101 at the TNNA Winter Trade Show, held in San Jose, California. San Jose in January–makes my Minnesotan heart  so happy.

For those interested in my class, we’ll be covering a whirlwind of great graphic design practices. For each topic I’ll give you some pro tips and also some rookie pitfalls to avoid. Though I will focus on newsletters, these topics will also help you with your Class Schedules, Patterns, Business Cards, Postcards or anything else you’d like to create. Join me to learn about design layout, typography, photography, good use of color and much more. We’ll be working with Microsoft Word, but these strategies will work with most word-processing or design software. Comment, or email if you have any questions at all.

I can’t wait!

2 thoughts on “I’m Teaching!

  1. Renee Anne says:


    I’m not a member of TNNA because even though I do design work, I don’t know anyone that falls under TNNA Wholesaler and, thus, cannot garner the required letters of recommendation. ::sigh:: Maybe someday.

    With that said, this Wisconsin girl is a definite fan of the Bay Area in January and February. I sometimes miss snow but then I remember that we can go to Tahoe and leave the snow there 🙂

  2. Merri Fromm says:

    Yup, a little break from winter always makes it go faster!

    My advice; as you design, don’t be shy to ask for some kind yarn support or consideration. When you have a complete and well thought out proposal–yarn companies can be really helpful. Most yarn companies are members of TNNA, they can help you with those letters of recommendation.

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