Felicia Semple is the creator of The Craft Sessions, an incredible sewing retreat she created to help teach women to find joy and meaning - not perfection - in the practice of craft. In this episode, I talk to Felicia about her path to creating the sewing retreat she dreamed of, and how the "head stuff" around sewing and creating has affected her life.
The "head stuff" with Felicia Semple
Felicia Semple is the creator of The Craft Sessions, an incredible sewing retreat she created to help teach women to find joy and meaning - not perfection - in the practice of craft.
Sometimes you learn something about your childhood that causes you to see it in a new way. As Ashley grew up, her innocence and relationship with her mom eroded. But somehow, sewing provided that thin thread of connection that never went away.
Kristine Vejar is an author, natural dyer, and owner of A Verb for Keeping Warm. In 1999, she took her first trip to India. There, she met the Rabari, a small community that changed her perspective and direction for the future.
Melissa Fehr knows activewear. In 2008, she revealed something on her blog: she'd been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. She'd need a complete bone marrow transplant. This life-changing experience eventually led her to designing patterns.
In September 2015, Marie of the blog A Stitching Odyssey wrote a post called "Loving a Person, Not Their Gender" about the experience of her partner coming out as transgender. In this episode, we speak with Marie and Charlotte.