Policies and Fees


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Digital downloads are final sale. All tangible merchandise can be returned within 7 days of receipt of merchandise provided it is in unused, original condition. Shipping and handling will not be refunded.

Order Cancellation:

Because we strive to fill orders as quickly as possible, orders for tangible goods can only be cancelled within 48 hours of order placement. There are no cancellations available on digital downloads.

Shipping Policy:

Digital downloads are automatically provided on payment.
Other items are shipped from North Carolina within three business days of payment. Books are shipped USPS media mail, other items via USPS or FedEx Ground. Shipping fees are per item and are listed with each item; items will be combined into one shipment; email for quote for non-US shipping.

Teaching Policies And Fees

Travel Expenses:

Sponsors will cover basic travel expenses (either air or driving) and overnight accommodations. Driving within a two hour radius of home base in Tenafly, New Jersey will be reimbursed at the rate of $0.45 per mile, round trip. Air travel includes round trip airfare from Newark Liberty Airport in NJ, plus transportation to and from the airport OR a rental car for local transportation. Overnight accommodations at a local hotel will be provided at the rate of one night per class day, plus one additional night per trip if scheduling permits. A $100 deposit is due to the instructor upon signing the contract. Expenses will be invoiced at the conclusion of the trip and the deposit will be deducted from the outstanding balance, which must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.

Class Fees Paid to Instructor:

$10 per student per hour of class – for example, a two hour workshop with 10 students is $200 – (2 hours x 10 students =20 hours x $10 =$200). This is the fee paid to the instructor – you may charge whatever fee to your students you think is appropriate. These fees will be paid to instructor on the day classes are taught

Number of Students:

All classes require a minimum of 5 students and can accommodate a maximum of 24, unless otherwise noted, or unless previous arrangements have been made. Number of day/classes booked: negotiable depending on distance.

Book Signings:

For The Secret Language of Knitters (print and audio), Hooked for Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot, DIY (Design it Yourself) Afghans, and The Perfect Pillow can be scheduled on class days at no additional charge. Books are not provided by the author.


Handouts and patterns related to the class will be provided on site by the instructor. Hooked for Life patterns for shop sales can be ordered in advance through Bryson Distributing (preferred), or from the instructor.

Cancellation Policies

Shop Cancellation:

If a shop cancels confirmed classes two or more weeks before the scheduled date, instructor will be paid 1/3 of the agreed-upon fees and travel and accommodation fees will be waived. If a shop cancels confirmed classes with less than 2 full weeks of notice, the instructor will be paid 2/3 of the agreed upon fees. Travel and accommodation fees will be waived unless non-refundable airline tickets have been purchased, in which case the airfare must be paid.

Instructor Cancellation:

If instructor cancels classes before arriving at venue, no fees will be paid to instructor.