The name Carellan is a combination of the three founding owners, Carol, Elly, and Ann.
Now, just as it was back in 1983, Carellan’s goal is promoting excellence in home sewing, quilting, and machine embriodery. We achieve this goal everyday by providing friendly and helpful service, hints, and advice to our customers. We sell two of the world’s leading brands of sewing machines and sergers PFAFF and Husqvarna VIKING. Along with a wide selection of notions for home sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery, Carellan is your sewing room away from home!
My journey into sewing began on a Singer treadle machine when I was nine years old living on my parents’ farm. I have sewn everything from baby clothes, wedding dresses, men’s suit jackets, home decor, and Halloween costumes and clothes for my two girls. I purchased my first pfaff in 1983 in Regina, Sk. and have been a “Pfaffee” every since! I came to work at Carellan in February of 2000. Soon after I began teaching classes, namely Serger, Learn-to-sew and Kids sewing classes. In 2005 I purchased Carellan and haven’t looked back! I am a “SEQ” . I am proud to say both of my girls do some form of sewing.
I am Barb’s oldest daughter. She taught me to sew on her top of the line pfaff, so I’ve been a spoiled sewer since the beginning. During the week I teach Band, Drama, and English Language Arts at the junior high and high school level. You will be able to find me at Carellan on most Saturdays and on my holidays away from school. I like to work with the embroidery machines and the embroidery software the best. If you have embroidery software questions, I can help you with both your PC and your Mac computer.
I started sewing when I was 4 years old and have been hooked ever since. My Father was a tailor and I inherited his talent.I when to Dressmaking and Design College in England. I own 5 pfaff machines that I can’t live without. I teach quilting cllasses at Carellan and I am a SEQ.
After a successful thirty plus year teaching career, I am back working with my first love–fabric. I learned to sew from my grandmother, mother, and aunt. I have been making baby quilts since the mid 70’s. I enjoy the camaraderie and knowledge of all the quilters I meet.
I grew up on a farm in the Interlake . I learned to sew on my mom’s treadle sewing machine. For one of my first projects I took apart floor bags to make my dad a shirt. That was the start of my addiction to fabric, sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery. I am a Pfaff-aholic and a fabric-aholic.
I have been sewing most of my life. I have a certificate in Apparel Design, level 1 and 2. I taught Kids Can for six years. I have been enjoying quilting for over 20 years.