Seaming Made Simple

On Saturday, May 25, I’ll be teaching a class at Penelope Craft in Amsterdam – Seaming Made Simple.  If you’d like to learn everything you need to know about successfully putting your sweaters together, beautifully, be sure to sign up!

It’s a 3 hour class which will be mostly hands on practice.  You’ll have to make some swatches ahead of time, so be sure to ask about homework!

You can sign up at Penelope Craft, Kerkstraat 117, Amsterdam or on their web site.

There are a lot of other great classes planned for this summer.  Here’s the first few months’ schedule.

I’m also teaching Sock Design Studio on June 8th.  In this class you’ll learn how to make socks fit YOU, how to design your own socks using your favorite stitch pattern, and how to design socks for others.  What things do you need to take into account when designing socks?  Do’s and don’ts.  Hints and tips.  It’s going to be amazing.  I’m VERY excited about it.

Hope to see you there!

Taking Flight

You know I never write about work on this blog.  Work is work and everything else is fair game for the blog.  But today I’m making an exception and I promise not to make this the slippery slope to posts of complaining and moaning about work.

I’ve been teaching English at a school that prepares students to work in the travel industry.  One class is specifically for prospective flight attendants.  Today was the last class, my first class at this school.  I felt really sad and I will definitely miss these people.  We’ve come to like each other and it’s been so rewarding to see how they’ve grown.  Not only has their English improved, but their confidence has blossomed.  We work hard in this class but we also laugh a lot.  It will feel so strange not to see them next week.  I think of them as my chicks, now getting ready to fly the nest.

The above photo was taken during one of the “role play” exam days where they had to wear their uniforms and pretend to be working a flight.  Other students played the roles of passengers with specific problems to play out.

Good-bye my first fliers.  If you are reading this, when I see you on an airplane sometime, someplace, I’ll be expecting an upgrade!