I've been knitting since I was very young. The hand-made mittens we got each Christmas from my grandmother was my inspiration to learn. Sadly she wasn't around to teach me, so I had to learn from a book. Sewing I learned from making doll clothes and things by hand from patterns. My first sewing machine was a gift for my 8th grade graduation. Quilting didn't come till much later after I was married. Crochet I picked up in my teens, also from a ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since September 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques
The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater
Socks My Way: Heel & Toe Variations
Quick & Easy Crochet Cables
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Lace Knitting Mistakes
Essential Short Row Techniques
Cooking Mistakes
Love Your Vegetables
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Color Patterning With Hand-Dyed Yarns
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Crocheting in the Round
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Improve Your Crochet
Intarsia: Basics & Beyond
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
Professional Finishing for Perfect Crochet
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Brioche Knitting Made Easy
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
My First Socks
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Next Steps in Intarsia
Sew Better, Sew Faster
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Knit Lab: In the Round
Playful Piecing Techniques
Spectacular Stamping
Flawless Finishing
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Seaming Beyond the Basics
Creative Serging
Paper Arts
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Transform Your Garden Design
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Basic Fondant Techniques
The Hand-Painted Cake
Micro Torch Basics
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked
Blocking Handknits
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Strip Your Stash
Button Bands & Buttonholes
Seaming Handknits
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Amazing Crochet Textures
Sweater Surgery
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Precision Piecing
Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Playing with Curves
Complete Knife Skills
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Continuous Line Quilting
Machine Embroidered Classics
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Professional Family Portraits
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Improve Your Knitting
Explorations In Cables
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Curvy Crochet
Amigurumi: Design Your Own Monster
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
The (Not So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe
The Fair Isle Vest
Mastering Cable Design
Knit Lab
Curvy Knits
Custom Cabled Pullovers
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
Foundations of Double Knitting
Custom Yoke Sweater
Knit to Flatter
Fit Your Knits
Designing Modern Quilts
Quilting Quickly
Amigurumi: Woodland Animals
Diamond Quilt Designs
Hats Four Ways
Wee Ones
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Joining Crochet Motifs
Entrelac Knitting
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
Design It, Quilt It
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Sew the Perfect Fit
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Creative Cabled Necklines
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Knit Sock Workshop
Pieced Hexies
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Scrap Quilting
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Quilting Quickly II
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Beginner Serging
Modern Buttercream
Know Your Wool
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Machine Quilting
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Color Play for Quilters
Creative Quilt Backs
Short Rows
Re-Piecing the Past
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

One Skein Knit Shrug

11 Class Projects

Class: Curvy Knits
with Marly Bird

Class: Explorations in Brioche Knitting
with Nancy Marchant

Class: Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture
with Nancy Marchant

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