Knitting Blogger Kelly Sloan ventured into the world of sewing and took one our beginners classes. Here's what she said about it....
....."I have decided to take the plunge and try to get into sewing again. My plan is to take a dress-making course, but I decided to start with an afternoon intro to sewing class, just to get back in the swing of things. (I was never a terrific seamstress, probably because my mom is a true expert, and it has been decades since I last did anything other than hand sewing.)
The class was great fun! It is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I took the class at Ray Stitch in Islington, London. The instructor, Luisa, was both helpful and nice, and I had a great time with fellow classmates as we figured out sewing machines and made tote bags. (Of course, we all know that they are actually knitting bags, because what else would you need to tote?) Here we are with our totes: Louisa, Judi, Asia, me, and Alicia.
Knitting is a comfort to me right now as the world reels from political craziness. It helps keep me (relatively) sane. My advice – find ways to make your voice heard, don’t watch the news before bedtime, and keep a project handy for when you need talking down from the ledge."
(Read more on her blog at Knitigating Circumstances)