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What is your most productive way to learn
"What we learn from pleasure, we never forget" ~ Alfred Mercier
Do you have a favorite way to learn? I'm a visual and hands on learner. I like to see how something is done, but I also need to physically do it. I'm not very good at memorizing anything verbally. If you introduce yourself to me, I'll forget your name immediately if I don't employ some sort of memory trick to your name.
When online sewing tutorials and videos hit the internet I wasn't such a big convert. I actually shunned them and became a bit of Luddite. I've since watched many videos since then. Videos are a great way to learn something new, because you can watch it over and over. Videos will never take the place of learning with an instructor, in my humble opinion but they are a great way to add to it.
I think that the biggest roadblock for me is time. I just don't have a ton of time to watch videos. But there are so many great ones out there. I think what would work for me is if I had a chauffeur and he could drive me around to work which at times can take up to an hour. Then I could just pop in a DVD or fire up the smart phone and get my video time in.
Great! I've solved that problem. Sort of.
How do you like to receive your sewing information? In blogs, videos, DVD's, streaming. Let me know on the blog. I'm always open to new ways of learning. But it may require a chauffeur.
P.S. Speaking of new ways to learn, Sew News has an exciting new series called Sew With Me! The first contributor is Jennifer Paganelli and Carla Crim of Sis Boom Pattern Co. It's going to be a great series with all your favorite contributors and sewing stars. Check out a quick video to see what's coming!