Author Archives: Karin

About Karin

International quilting teacher and author. Enjoying semi-retirement after 23 years owning Quilters Haven shop/online in UK. Works with www. arenatravel.com and organisers of several international quilt shows.

A quilt shop in Torquay – Australia

We have been driving along the Ocean Road from Adelaide to Melbourne taking in fabulous views, interesting places and coming across a couple of quilt shops. Today’s visit to Amitie Quilt shop was on my ‘hit’ list as I knew … Continue reading

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A Quilt Show in The Faroe Islands!

We could hardly believe our luck when we discovered this show! The Faroes do not have a quilt shop but they have lots of yarn shops and everyone learns to knit from a young age. The quilt show displayed the … Continue reading

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Wool felting in The Faroes

We had a special visit today which was not on our itinerary. It was a visit to the Faroese home of Ase Hatun, an 80 year old wool felter. For an hour she chatted to us about the development of … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Faroes

We have really relaxed into these calm, atmospheric islands and just so peaceful. Yesterday morning, we had a pattern workshop with Katrina i Geil, a Faroese knitter and stylist. She led us through some exercises, choosing a typical island knitting … Continue reading

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Fish Skins in Glorious Colour

Our first full day in The Faroe Islands. John, our excellent driver/guide was impressed that we were ready 5 minutes early, ready to leave for our morning tour. As he says, the earlier we are the more he can show … Continue reading

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Ready to go home

Sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for our coach to the airport we can reflect on two wonderful weeks in South Africa thanks to Arena Travel their excellent tour director Karin Hellaby. Our adventure began in Cape Town where we … Continue reading

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More from the Quilt Show

Last night, we had a show and tell of purchases from the first day of the show. Of course, you can all guess what happened today. What we had missed yesterday we bought today. There are some wonderful traders here, … Continue reading

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