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Art or Craft Mentor


80 per package - Virtual OK

Are you an artist, crafter, or maker who needs some external encouragement to move forward on your creative journey? Or are you looking for a new hobby for your spare time? Are you a dreamer and explorer? Or do you prefer to focus on the technical details? Whoever you are, you have curiosity and are eager to learn. Let's work together to meet your creative goals.

I would love to share my enthusiasm for handcrafts (and arts) with you. I can help you decide what type of hobby, art, or craft you are interested in based on your personality. I can also help you get started learning your new hobby. As a librarian, I can assist by locating effective resources for learning even if I am not familiar with the specific hobby, but here are some of the areas in which I am experienced or knowledgeable:

Hand spinning yarn, felting, knitting, crochet, quilting and sewing, pysanky egg decorating, bookbinding, papermaking, lacemaking, embroidery, smocking, fabric and yarn dying, rug making, basket making, gardening, bonsai.

If you seriously want to learn something new or expand on your current skills, we will make a plan together, and I will be available to walk you through the creative journey.

Mentoring includes unlimited messaging for a month. We can also schedule weekly voice-to-voice meetings. I look forward to meeting you, learning about your goals, and watching you make progress toward those goals.

Training & Qualifications

I have been a librarian for 20 years and have strong research and organizational skills. I have been exploring arts and crafts for 40 years, sewing/quilting for 30 years, spinning and yarn arts for 20 years, and everything else in between.

Availability & Preferences

Anytime via messaging. Evenings and weekends are often available for voice communication. I am in the US Eastern time zone.

Trading Preference: I prefer exchanging services

Reviews of Betsie

Renee received package of Art or Craft Mentor from Betsie
Jun 06, 2017
Great experience! She gave me a lot of information regarding how to make a stained glass quilt and some tips on how to go about it.
Rey received unit of Reading Recommendations from Betsie
Jul 07, 2017
Betsie gave a wonderful list of interesting books I've never read before - she was very thorough with the descriptions and I am very much looking for...ward to checking out some of the recommendations. Wonderful service for fellow bookworms! :)show more
Melvin provided hour of 1 hour virtual hypnotherapy session for Betsie
Jun 24, 2017
Another wonderful experience!
Hannah received Help with Natural Dye Questions Answered from Betsie
Jun 21, 2017
Betise was extremely helpful answering my questions. She provided me with a lot of resources and went above & beyond and helped me set up goals and th...e next steps I should more
Melvin received Help with Inspirational Quotes from Betsie
May 30, 2017
That is a good one! Thanks!
Pamela provided session of Money Breakthrough Coaching Session for Betsie
May 23, 2017
Betsie! You're awesome! Can't wait to hear how your New Money Power Statement plays out in life.
Zoie provided unit of Artist trading cards for Betsie
May 22, 2017
Bettie was a delight to work with! She gave me a lot of freedom in what she wanted and I had a great time drawing for her.
Kamra Christie
Kamra received unit of Reading Recommendations from Betsie
May 15, 2017
Great recommendations, looking forward to reading them!
Melvin provided hour of 1 hour virtual hypnotherapy session for Betsie
May 09, 2017
I would love to work with her again!
Zoie received unit of Reading Recommendations from Betsie
May 07, 2017
Very quick and professional. She provided a long list of books that I'm really excited to look into!


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About Betsie B

I'm a librarian with many creative hobbies, including spinning, feltmaking, fabric design, pysanky, knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, cooking, gardening. I also narrate audiobooks, can assist project and small business organization, and assist with basic genealogical research. I'm also excellent at brainstorming and gently critiquing ideas/plans/ more

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