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+817-404-9814

Email

customerservice@lonestaryarn.com

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Mon - Fri: 10AM - 5PM, Sat: 9AM - 4PM

Instructor Agreement

Introduction

Welcome to the Instructor Agreement page. I can not tell you how happy I am that you are considering becoming one of our instructors. As you know Local Yarn Stores, or any local craft stores, have a harder time surviving without projects, classes, private lessons, and/or help. 

Lone Star Yarn runs on a small staff, and most of the time, it is hard to split class and service up. I strive to give ALL our customers that feeling of personal attention. This is where individuals, like you, are able to help out. So Welcome, and lets get started.

Types of Skills

Yes, Lone Star Yarn, is a knit and crochet store. This does not mean the fun and learning stops there. I personally would like to see Lone Star Yarn grow beyond just knit and crochet. There are so many fiber arts to learn, share and teach, it is hard to list them all. 

What classes would be exceptable to teach? Anything Fiber related! Here is a small list;

Knit                                                      Crochet                                         Macrame                             Felting

Spinning                                              Drop Spindle                                 Weaving                              Tatting

If you have skills and able to teach or help correct mistakes in any one of these skills I would love to visit with you.

Expectations

When you become an instructor at Lone Star Yarn, you become an extention of Lone Star Yarn. No, that does NOT mean you are an employee. It means that when people see, hear, take instruction from you; how you treat, talk with, about the attendees/store/owner; reflects back on Lone Star Yarn and the programs it offers and our survivablity.

With this knowledge; I, the owner, expect ALL my instructors to act, talk, and treat all customers/attendees with the respect, patience, and understanding. Giving them this kind of treatment will insure Lone Star Yarn’s and your class’s success and return attendance.

To help make the classes a success and be filled, Lone Star Yarn and I highly encourage the instructors to post, blog, instagram, and talk up their classes. Having samples made, or in the process of being made, along with instructions, pictures, or other marketable content IS expected. Lone Star Yarn, I, will team up with the instructors to help promote these classes. It is much easier when there is material to work with.

Perks 

This goes without saying much. Yes, there are perks to teaching. I would like to say that Lone Star Yarn has some fairly reasonable ones.

  1. If you are purchasing yarn for class instruction then, the yarn is sold to you at 30% discount!! It does not matter if the class is filled or not. What does matter is, if it not filled due to instructor’s lack of promoting the class, or talking down about the store/products/or other classes therefor tanking their own class, then the instructor IS expected to reimburse the remaining 30% of the yarn purchase.
  2. There is an “Meet the Instructor” page. This is where ALL my instructors can have a personal plug of their own. Say you are a tatter, however you do bead work, plaster design, and papercrafts. On this page your other skills can be listed, and have a source for private classes to be arranged, or take on special orders.  The only 2 restrictions there is 1. All agreements of services, product, classes, refunds, payments are between you and the end client!! 2. You must not only host 4 classes in 6 months, but 4 out of the 6 needs to have 2 or more attendees.
  3. Use of Lone Star Yarn seating for private, semi-private, or group lessons. This should go without saying, these classes are to be fiber related meaning; If you are teaching someone how to throw clay, we do NOT have the right enviroment for it. Where as, teaching someone to spin, drop spin, non-hazardous fiber dying are all ok.
  4. You will have full use of designated storage areas and class notions. Return of these notions are greatly appreciated!!
  5. Being able to come in early to set up, or stay later to finish up any projects
  6. Set classes on calendar and have say in what to teach.

Rights

Lone Star Yarn, the Owner, or Manager on Duty, has the right to cancel or postpone ANY class deemed necessary. This means, bad weather, store closure, illness, or lack of attendees. What is does NOT mean, the Owner nor Manager on Duty can cancel a class on a whim. 

Lone Star Yarn, or the Owner ONLY, can dismiss or deny a person from becoming an instructor, or releaved of teaching. These would be extreme circumstances. Lone Star Yarn, the Owner, nor Manager on Duty can guarantee a class will fill or be a success, just the opportunity.

The Instructor’s rights are to be treated fairly and equally with other instructors. To be spoken well of, to, and about their personal abilities and classes. To be compensated for their time, knowledge, and effort. Having an equal amount of time and date options for class scheduling. Instructor’s give NO guarantee of class success or fulness, just the opportunity.

Payments

Class payments are unified, and paid according to how many sessions a class goes. ALL instructors are paid at end of course for the total number of attendees. Store Discounts are on the store and does NOT get passed on to the Instructor, just as an Instructor Discount for a class will NOT get passed on to the store. Example, Lone Star Yarn is giving a 10% off all classes during May; the instructor will get paid full class price, the discount will come out of store profit. Now the Instructor is giving a 10% discount on their class in May, the amount paid to the instructor will have a 10% deduction per person for those classes in May. Therefore, it will be coming out of the instructor’s profit not the store.

Price per session is given personally. This is due to, sometime specialty classes are held and different pricing is needed.

ALL attendees need to pay for the class in advance. Once class starts, the store gives NO refunds. All refunds and arrangements are strictly done through the instructor.

 

There is a shortened version of THIS “Instructors Agreement” form in the store. If you wish to start teaching here you will need to sign it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 817-404-9814