So who’s behind this thing, anyway?

That would be me, Kate Smalley. I’m a maker and marketer living in Toronto, Canada. I went to school for business and financial planning, and I currently work in the FinTech industry where I’m trying my darndest to make financial services more accessible for creative small business owners.

Hobbies include knitting sweaters I don’t wear, listening to one song on repeat for hours at a time, and weeping silently at other people’s creative genius. Yup. That’s pretty much all you need to know. 😉

What is Tracing Threads?

Well, I’m still figuring that out. What started as a sporadically updated craft blog after finishing my undergrad in business (where I had completely abandoned my hands-on, creative self) has turned into something so much more for me. I can’t quite wrap it up in a bow just yet, but whatever it is, it feels like home.

It’s a place for me to discover my family’s creative history, to share my photo ventures, my journeys with creativity and mental health, and what I’m making. Basically, it’s a big fat exercise in creative expression. A place for me to explore the process.

Because, process > outcome.

Always.

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  • Louise C

    Hi Kate!
    Thank you for commenting on my blog!
    Your blog is beautiful, looking forward to reading through your blog and getting to know you and for lots of inspiration and ideas! Love your work Kate!

    Louise xxx

  • Connie

    Love the blog so far- can’t wait to see more! I saw your eyelet knit top on Kollabora and followed the link. What was your major in college?

    • katesmalley

      Thank you so much!! I studied international business with a minor in econ, and did a one year international relations program on exchange. May I never have to write an essay again haha.

      • Connie

        What a coincidence- I’m an econ major! And next year I’m planning on studying abroad in South Korea for one semester.

      • katesmalley

        Wow! What an incredible experience that will be!! I’ve heard lots of good things about SK, Seoul in particular. Would love to go one day too.