COVID-19

COVID-19 – Update 10th December 2020

We’re currently in Tier 2 which means we still can’t get together to craft.

I’ve therefore put my timetable for the beginning of 2021 together and classes are available for booking.

Even though there is news of a vaccine, it is still unlikely that we will be able to craft together shortly after that.

I will still need to make sure that venues are happy to have us, and if so, work with them to ensure we are crafting within their guidelines.

There is also the question of how we share items when crafting and working out the finer details of my COVID policy.

Your safety, my safety and the safety of others is still my main concern and I won’t compromise that to be able to craft in person.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to ‘seeing’ you at a 2021 online class.

Stay safe

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


Update 4th November 2020

As England heads into another ‘Lockdown’, I will continue to run my range online classes and packs (with postal kits) for the forseeable future.

I have classes planned up to the end of 2020, and I will start putting my class schedule for 2021 together fairly soon.

Realistically, I can’t see us being able to craft together face-to-face until the 2nd quarter of 2021 at the earliest.

Your safety, my safety and those we come into close contact with are my primary concern.

I’m missing you all at face-to-face classes, but I will not be running them again until I am confident it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to ‘seeing’ you at an online class.

Stay safe

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

PS: When you are booking classes, don’t forget that the booking deadlines are at least two weeks prior to the class date. This is to allow packs to be prepared and posted out to you in advance.


Update 2nd July 2020

Since March, I’ve been running classes online over ZOOM, with a timetable in place until the start of September.

Despite the upcoming relaxation of the rules, I need to be realistic. I’ll therefore continue to run my range of online classes (with postal kits) for the forseeable future, with these classes being planned up to the end of 2020*.

* The Government has given permission for some venues to open from 4th July which could allow us to return to face-to-face classes in time.

However, as we share products and tools (stamps, inks, punches, adhesives etc), working out how this can be safely achieved, within the guidelines, is going to be a challenge. Plus, each class venue is likely to have different rules for gatherings – some are local businesses, some are chains, some are smaller than others etc.

As much as I miss seeing everyone at face-to-face classes, I will not be running them again until I am confident it is safe to do so.

I realise this may be disappointing, but the safety of everyone is too important to risk.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to ‘seeing’ you at an online class.

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

PS: When you are booking classes, don’t forget that the booking deadlines are at least two weeks prior to the class date. This is to allow packs to be prepared and posted out to you in advance.