Teacher Profile - Evelyn Boor July 29 2019, 0 Comments
Evelyn Boor is teaching many summer camps at the Bay School and she will be teaching To-Up Socks, 2 @ a Time for adults in October. Knitting will be Tuesdays, October 15, 22 & 29 6pm - 8pm. In this class, you will learn to knit a pair of socks on circular needles two at a time from the toe up.
A few questions to Evelyn:
What made you start teaching?
I began teaching in middle school when a children’s Sunday school class needed a teacher. Over the years I’ve worked in child development centers, assisted living facilities, preschools, a private school, summer camps, children and youth ministries. My greatest and most challenging “job” was homeschooling our four awesome children!
I attended college at Virginia Tech where I received a B.S. in Family and Child Development.
My mom and grandmother are artists!! As were other family members. (Great grandfather, uncle, cousins...). I am creative and like to dabble in a variety of creative endeavors. I am mostly self taught. If I want to try a new craft, I figure out how and go for it.
My grandmother taught me to crochet a long time ago and I had the opportunity to have one painting lesson with her. (It was a little challenging with four children under six years old.). I have had lessons in pottery - in middle school and recently. I am so excited to be working with clay again! I loved it then and I still do!!
I have taught myself to knit, because I wanted to make socks - which are best knitted 2 at a time! Basket weaving is another craft I have learned and enjoy. I have also dabbled in watercolor, acrylic painting, rug hooking, mosaic, batik, paper crafting, gardening, baking, soap making, candle making, tatting, quilling, sewing... its always fun to try something new and to share what I’ve learned with someone else.
Tell me something people would be surprised to find out about you.
I enjoy helping my husband with the fixer-upper projects around our house.