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Seamwork Radio: 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. 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.

Listen to the episode below, then join the conversation in the comments!


Step 1: Listen to the episode

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Step 2: Join the conversation!

Felicia had difficulty connecting with other women as she entered a new life stage. In her case, it was entering motherhood. But we’ve all felt that pain, whether in a new job, a move, a new school, or entering retirement.

But that changed when she began connecting to other women through craft.

The question I have today is: Do you think there are certain types of people that are more drawn to craft? And do you find it easier to connect with them?

Leave your thoughts below in the comments!

PS: You can see complete show notes along with all the past episodes over at the Seamwork Radio site.

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.



June 11, 2016 #

I believe that the sewing community is a great way to make friends who have a shared interests, have conversations and learn new things. They are the nicest of people! Since moving, the Bay Area Sewist meet ups have been a great social and educational connector!