January 25, 2021

How do you prefer to learn about materials and techniques for textile art?

Written text? Posts on Social media? YouTube videos? Live sessions on Zoom or Facebook?

Thinking that reading takes too much time, posts on social go by too fast, I wondered if video would be a good medium to use to inspire you.

So to avoid the time-consuming editing of endless videos, I began a series of Facebook Lives in December, but not without anxiety.

My biggest fears (no sound or some other tech disaster, forgetting what I wanted to say, a loud fire engine going by outside) didn’t become reality. But I did share my entire screen on my first Live, so you can see the control panel of my webcam. Cringe!

 A fear of messing up and wasting the viewers’ time came back each week, until I noticed that it felt fun to get on camera.

Anxiety had turned into pleasurable anticipation.

The best part is that I not only tell you about something, I then move my webcam to the tripod so you can get a closer look.

Tell & Show. That’s the format.

Here’s a replay of the December 30th Live: Three ways to make antennae for your textile moth.



If you’d like to check out some others, according to your interests, they were, as follows:

  • Dec 16, 2020      The color wheel
  • Dec 23, 2020      What is Jaquard fabric?
  • Jan 6, 2021          Machine Threads
  • Jan 13,2021        Hand embroidery threads 1 DMC
  • Jan 20,2021        Hand embroidery threads 2 Specialty threads

And please join me for the next live session on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at 4 pm CET (10am Eastern time/9am Central)

The subject: Is play only for kids?  

It’s free and you don’t need to sign up.

Can’t make it? The replay is posted shortly after the live:

blueterracotta facebook page

I hope to see you there.

Happy sewing!

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