Knitting is an essential part of my daily routine and when I sew, I totally lose track of time. I enjoy the creative process as much as the finished product. My style might be described as vintage ...
Knitting is an essential part of my daily routine and when I sew, I totally lose track of time. I enjoy the creative process as much as the finished product. My style might be described as vintage but I refer to it as classic.
My knitting pattern designs include household items such as the Dress Style Dishcloths, baby blankets and hats, and doll clothes for various sized dolls
I began working with yarn and fabric as a young child. I watched and learned the basics from my mother and aunts as they created clothing and household items by knitting, crocheting, and sewing. My first projects were potholders made on a weaving loom with circular loops, a loom that I still use after 50 plus years. I progressed to a knitting knob and made miles of i-cord, sewing it into mats and accessories for my dolls. Shortly after I began sewing aprons and continued on to sewing clothing for myself and my family members. For several years, I served as the costume designer for local high school musical productions including the King & I. Whenever the opportunity arises, I teach both children and adults to knit and/or sew.
Developing Knit n Sew Studio has allowed me to share my passion for all things hand stitched.
I designed the original dress dishcloth many years ago after being inspired by the crochet versions that were popular in the 1950's. The original collection is going to be published later this year.
The names of the original collection include the things that you might be doing if you were wearing one of the dresses. In this new collection, I've decided to name each of the cloths after a place in the world that would be great to visit while wearing one of the dresses. So dream away, Where would you like to go?
This is the newest dress dishcloth. Use these in the kitchen and bath. They are great hostess gifts.
You are welcome to create these for your local craft fairs.