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.

Tilda’s World

After the excitement of 17 Mai Norway Day, in Oslo we were again on the move, this time to Tjome. Lunch was pre booked at Verdens Ende (Worlds End) Spisereit. This was literally the end of the road and we … Continue reading

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Hardanger Embroidery

Another beautiful sunny stunning Norwegian morning. A ferry took us to Utne where we were visiting the Hardanger Folk Museum. First we had a talk and guided tour of the traditional Norwegian costumes, The Bunad. Just opened was a fantastic … Continue reading

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Bergen to Eidfjord!

We woke up to a second fabulous sunny warm morning in Bergen. Breakfast was eaten in the hotel restaurant where we felt we were on the water, with boats gliding past the windows. Passing through the fish market our group … Continue reading

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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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