I have received a few different requests from students who wanted to interview me about crochet since they’ve seen my experience in the field. Most of these have been college students but one that I recently did an interview with was a high school tenth grader. It was so neat to receive that contact.
The Initial Email
In the first email, the teen said:
“For my English 10 Honors Class I am working on a project where I choose a topic that interests me and pursue the topic. For my topic, I have chosen crocheting and hope for it to become a hobby of mine …
Through my project I will be learning the skills of crocheting scarves and hats. I will be crocheting nearly every day in hopes to gain experiences and dexterity required for some crocheting designs.
One of the requirements for this project is to interview two professionals in the field of my interest.”
And then asked to interview me. I was so touched, first that I was asked and then that it gave me the opportunity to help a teenager learn and explore this craft.
I completed the interview via email. I really tried to put a lot of thought and care into my responses. Of course, I try to do this with every interview but I especially wanted to encourage this teen to enjoy the exploration of the craft.
I was so touched to recently receive the following follow-up email:
“Dear Miss Vercillo,