Saturday, 7 March 2015

Announcing A New Teacher and Class for GPKP!

We're so excited to share our big announcement about the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza with you today.

How do you feel about social media? Whether you're a business in the fibre world or a consumer wanting to interact with your favourite fibre businesses, the world of social media can be tons of fun but it can also be overwhelming. Don't worry! We're bringing you some help.

​The help is coming via the brilliant expertise of Kate from A Playful Day. Kate is the writer, podcaster and creator of A Playful Day, a blog and podcast for creative people, knitters, small business owners, and those seeking inspiration. With a passion for good story telling, Kate also works within the fibre industry with creative businesses developing their brand whether that’s great content, marketing, or copy writing. You can find her as Aplayfulday on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, as well as on Ravelry where she is Greentrianglegirl.

And Kate's class will be called: Getting to Grips with Social Media. Here's a little bit about her class: Whether you’re a creative business owner looking to reach a greater audience or a craft addict wanting to interact with your favourite brands, understanding how to get the best out of social media can be tricky. This session aims to help you decide which platform works best for you, providing tips for sharing your news, and tricks for finding what you want to hear about. Get an insight into how the ‘Big Four’ works for both individuals as well as businesses and get an insight into what developing an online community involves. This session will cover some basic (but nifty) uses for: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, + Instagram.

Now you may be saying, "I already signed up for a class I really want to take." No worries friends! Kate's class is going to be open to every retreat attendee in addition to the other class you take. That's right! You're getting a bonus class! And on top of that, Kate is also going to moderate 2 panels - question and answer sessions with your favourite podcasters and your favourite designers. These panels will bookend her Getting to Grips with Social Media class on Saturday afternoon after the Vendor Market ends.

Listen to Kate talk about her class on her podcast at

We are beyond excited to have Kate joining our Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza team of teachers! Hope you are as well!
xx C.C., Damaris, + Sam

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