Ups and downs


Last week has been rather horrid, on Tuesday I had some terrible news, kind of end of era news. Lots of changes are coming my way, which to tell you the truth is very frightening as I really do not do well with change, but oddly enough I’m rather excited about this, surely change must be good. There changes that are about to happen I was thinking of making myself in about a year as I felt I’m not ready yet, but obviously fate decided that I’m and the choice was made for me. I’m trying to stay optimistic and look at the wonderful and positive things that are happening in my life, like my book, teaching workshops, planning a wedding there’s just so much to be thankful for. And this week I had a wonderful phone call that put my mind at ease and it has soften the blow of last week a bit, changes are still coming but they won’t be so immediate and I can take my time and choose wisely, all is good in the world once again. 
The workshop season had kicked off with a glorious bang! 
It seems like it’s been nonstop go, with all the preps, teaching and now I’m even putting together autum/winter workshop program (I know! We didn’t even have summer yet!), but the more I teach the more I love this job! 
I adore teaching all levels of crocheting and knitting. Love beginners as there’s nothing more satisfying than showing someone new skill and watching them fall in love with the craft and get addicted as much as I am. Very often I receive emails from my past students with projects that they completed and the way they have progressed it’s amazing! Really brings lots of joy to my heart. 
This season so far I had lots of advanced workshops especially finishing techniques, which are great workshops for learning how to get that professional look to your knitted garments. Next season, due to very high request, I’ll be introducing finishing techniques for crochet as well. 
I also taught some workshops on fair isle and intarsia, entrelac, introduced some lace knitting to beginners (with the most amazing view onto the Olympic Stadium) and of course the glorious bunting, which is a project we make during ‘Moving on from Learn to Crochet’ workshops. Very busy last couple of months, but so rewarding on so many levels.
 Entrelac
Look at the view!
 
I put together some lovely 2-hour classes based on techniques used in my book. One of the classes is on crocheting a purse and the other on jazzing up your crochet with embroidery. I have quite few of those workshops booked around from different stores of John Lewis to Black Sheep Wools, so please check my website for more details, click here for the workshop page of my website.
 Crochet a purse

                                                                      Jazz up your crochet

Anna x