Morgan Michel-Bame

Morgan M.

Kansas City, MO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Greetings!
I have been knitting for nearly a decade now, and along the way what I’ve learned is that people thrive when they are being encouraged. I believe that every person can learn to knit if they are willing to be patient and gentle with themselves. Knitting is simply a relationship between the brain, the hands, and yarn. I do not like to tell people there is a “right or wrong” way to knit. As long as you get the desired results and are able to translate instructions, that’s great! I am an ambidextrous knitter, meaning I knit English and Continental style (left or right handed knitting). I also love teaching knitters of all ages- especially children or older adults who have never tried to knit before.
Positivity, grace, gentleness, and a positive attitude are what I rely on most heavily to teach. I truly believe that every single person can learn to knit in an hour. I have taught lessons to groups of thirty women at a time in Uganada with only two sets of knitting needles, and I have taught a class of twelve students in Kansas City. It makes no difference to me. If the student desires to learn, I desire to teach. I will supply material for knitting if my students are financially unable to buy them themselves.
I could go on, but in short, I believe knitting is an ethical and sustainable pastime that is deeply meditative. If everyone knit, the world would be a happier place, in my humble opinion.
Please join me for a lesson!

About Morgan M.

Greetings!

My name is Morgan and I have been knitting for nearly a decade now. I believe that knitting is a deeply meditative experience and that it can be an emotionally and mentally healing exercise. Also, there are few things more satisfying than casting off a beautiful piece and wearing it the same day!

I have taught many different age groups, from 7 year olds to retired grandmothers who want to knit for their loved ones. I am an ambidextrous knitter (also called mirror knitting) so I happily teach left or right handed or mirror knitting. I do not like to tell people that they are knitting a wrong or right way, if you get the desired results and can translate a pattern to your understanding, that’s great!

I believe in slow ethical fashion and investing in clothing that will last years and be family heirlooms. My most moving experience with knitting was while on a mission trip in Uganda. I was able to teach 30 women and nearly 50 young ladies/children to knit. It was the experience that cemented for my belief that absolutely anyone can learn to knit when given the time, patience, and supplies needed. This is why I am willing to provide supplies to students who are unable to buy their own. I believe in meeting students where they are at and using only positivity to teach.

My teaching style is to be student lead, hands off, and to discourage negative self talk and doubt. When the teacher behaves like the student is 100% capable, the attitude of the student reflects that confidence. It is my sincerest desire to spread the joys of knitting far and wide. Please join me for a lesson soon!

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Experience

Shop Assisstant
May 2014 - Jan 2015

Hand Held a Knitting Gallery

Working at Hand Held was one of the best learning experiences I've ever had with knitting! It was here that I first started teaching lessons and classes. I helped customers pick out their projects and interpret knitting patterns. I also learned to fix other people's knitting projects and I picked up a lot of knitting tips, tricks, and hacks. Mostly, I was able to hone my own knitting skills and move on to more advanced projects such as intarsi and lace work.

Education

International relations and Middle Eastern Studies
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014

University of Arkansas

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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