I’m Elise and I live in Perth, Western Australia.
I’d be lying if I said this little face is where the idea of Hoop Hoop Hooray began but in some ways… it is. This was my 6 year old daughter having her first go at stitching like Mummy.
I fell in love with embroidery over a year ago when I attended a class run by Danielle of Ruby Sew Oh who stitches darling embroidery hoops and sells them on her Etsy shop.
I’ve been ‘hooping up’ happily ever after at any opportunity possible. Of an evening, my husband sits and stares at the TV like a zombie and looks across at me and asks why I can’t just sit and relax?! What he doesn’t seem to understand is that I do find this relaxing and therapeutic hence my favourite hashtag #craftastherapy. I find that embroidery is such a fantastic way to unwind. And the best thing is that if I make a mistake, like sewing, I can unpick. YEY!
I never learnt how to embroider when I was young… and I know that in our technologically rich world its becoming even less common for children to learn this kind of craft and others. It is my goal to encourage Perth children to HAVE A GO by offering affordable, safe and fun workshop environments during school holidays, weekends and in the form of customised classes for small groups.
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