After dithering for a long time and after pouring over other student blogs and other textile goodies…. I’ve signed up for the OCAs textile course – Textiles 1: A creative approach. I’ve wanted to find a BA that I was interested in and could do… all the arts Open Uni courses I’ve done have been dull and somewhat annoying as I do consider myself to have a science-orientated brain.

Meanwhile I’ve been running my Kimberly-Ann Crafts blog and more recently The Homemade Wedding and frequently just google image searching ’embroidery’ or perusing blogs like Sharon Bs. I never made the connection that I could study textiles. I am worried that I won’t have time (I have a full time job and am trying to make some money with my own company too) but I know if I don’t try I’ll regret it. Burning the candle at both ends is the best way to use one candle to give twice the light.

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

I took the plunge… was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling