Teaching in Person


Hello friends,

On June 12th I am teaching at the Thread Festival at Farnham Maltings in Surrey (UK). I am excited and nervous in equal measure. In the past year I have only taught two or three classes in person and I have really missed it. So I am looking forward to getting out there and sharing the stitching love with other people.

At the same time, I’m thinking “is it too soon?” I have had both vaccine jabs so it should be fine (although it is not 100% effective). And I’m going to continue taking the safety precautions: mask, washing hands, keeping a distance.

But I guess we have to return to something like “normal” at some point? So I am going to let the excitement be the overriding emotion and the worry can guide me in being sensible.

How are you feeling about venturing out into the world and doing things “like normal”? Are you already out there? Maybe it was never a choice to Stay Home?

These are the two classes I am teaching, in case you are interested and you are in the Surrey area: Beginner Embroidery and Flower Raw Edge Appliqué.

I love raw edge appliqué, it is like painting with fabric. I have been doing a lot of it in the past couple of weeks. I think I’ll do some more this weekend. :-)

I hope you have a lovely weekend. x Carina

Some Things I Enjoyed This Week

Working on raw edge appliqué! :-)

I finally finished The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow and it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The writing is beautiful and the story takes surprising twists and turns. Can’t recommend it enough!

While working on my various appliqué projects, I have been listening to a new-to-me podcast called Ancient History Fangirl. I love history podcasts and I especially love it when they are hosted by women. It feels like there are a lot guys talking about history and women often have a different perspective on things. (There are some profanities in the episodes, just FYI.)