Friday, October 30, 2009

Back from NYC

I'm back from the big city, jumping back into my studio with the trip undigested and little time to reflect the wonderful way it all played out. Lots and lots of walking and watching and listening to the city, punctuated by café sits with my little friend and my stitching.

I come home with a feeling of great appreciation for Leslie at STC Craft, who arranged two stitching events while I was in New York City:


The first was a demonstration at Etsy's Craft Night, where the big, wooden tables quickly cluttered up with felt, scissors and thread...and were surrounded by conversation and community. It was a great turn-out, both in the real space (yes, Etsy is a place!) and virtually with the live webcast.

Thanks goes to Julie at Etsy for making the workshop a success, and also to all of the people who attended. If you missed it, I've posted a link to the webcast so that you and your friends can view the felt photo pocket demo from that day.

There are also photos from the workshop on my Kata Golda Fan Page; here are a few that I took:


The second event was a full workshop at Purl, a shop full of friendly, helpful folks and the most inspiring fabrics and yarns — a stitcher's dream. Thanks goes to Nikki, who helped make it a cozy evening spent making sewing tool pockets and finger puppets (two of the DIY projects from my book).

Upon my return to my mossy little seaside town, I can feel from the chill of the wind that fall has arrived. The golden leaves now cover the green grass, which is sprinkled with vibrant orange pumpkins, ready to be picked.

It's good to be home.

~ Kata Golda

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1 comment:

  1. I'll definitely have to snag a copy of your book for the instructions on how to make finger puppets to go with my Hand Puppets from SuperSmartyPants.