I recently got prescription glasses, which have really changed my life. I'm so grateful for them. My favourite things all involve using my eyesight in quite an intense way. You know, activities like knitting, embroidery, reading, etc. I can enjoy doing these again. Hooray for optometry!
At the HANDMADE festival this year, I'll be teaching a few classes like always, but this year there's a new one: 'elementary embroidery.'
To make it the best it can be, I've been organising supplies (extra threads, linen and hoops) and little booklets of instructions and diagrams. I also enlisted some friends to be guinea-pig students, and we had a trial class last weekend. Everyone made great little stitched artworks.
My newly-boosted stash of threads and hoops mean I'll be ready for an impromptu embroidery party at all times.
There are still some places in this class, if you'd like to join us...