How I Got Started Making the Video Tutorials

I thought it would be fun to share how I got started making the crochet video tutorials.

The fall of 2001 I enrolled in college fulltime to take multimedia marketing. The coursework revolved around, computer graphics, web design, photoshop, and video editing. That started my passion for the computer graphics in photoshop and video editing. I graduated in May of 2003 with a 2 year degree.


I have a lot of fun making the video tutorials and creating new projects. Youtube popped up the beginning of 2006. I created a Youtube account to show my family our house and where we were moving to around the fall of 2006. I didn't even have a video camera, just a digital camera that took small video clips at the time. The first few crochet tutorials I did were with the digital camera. It made large files and they were .AVI. I really didn't think anyone would watch but I enjoy video editing and taking video so I kept putting up new tutorials. January of 2007 we got a video camera with a hard drive. That made taking the video and editing a lot easier since it was in an .mpg file extension already. As people started finding Youtube, I realized there was a huge interest in crochet. Never in a million years would I have thought the interest was there but it is.

I know when I was young, everyone was telling me that their grandma crocheted. It had a stigma attached, of being something that old ladies in rocking chairs sat around and did. I never let that stop me from crocheting. I felt alone at the time but I don't feel alone any longer. Now I am a grandma and everyone is crocheting!!! The picture on the left below shows my daughter Amanda, her girls Mylah and Iris and I am standing. The girls are hams for the camera.


I am very happy to share something that I love to do. I know how frustrated I was at times when I was first learning so hopefully there will be something that will take that frustration away in one of the video tutorial's.

* Note: For those of you that wonder how I make my symbol crochet charts, I make them in Adobe Photoshop. I have a custom paintbrush preset list that I created to match the shapes of the crochet symbols.

Comments

  1. Dear Teresa,

    You've been super with the crochet and I've learned so much from you. I've only been crocheting for about 3 months and 90% of what I know came from you. You've made crochet learning easy with your blog and video.

    Thank you for doing what you do ^-^

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  2. Teresa, I'm a mom to be and I've just started to learn how to crochet. I find reading instructions hard but with your simple videos you make it look easy! I'm so happy I found your blog online before I gave up on trying =). If you have any recommendations on good books I can learn from I would appreciate it!

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  3. Hi Teresa, i accidentally found your video on youtube the other night. and I'm so glad I did. Your blog is so wonderful. I've been looking for a crochet pattern of the cloche hat, and yours is the easiest to follow. You've been very helpful. Thank you!

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