Mullingar, Ireland

Dutch, raised in South Africa, married to an Italian, now living in Ireland. Learned how to knit, crochet, sew and cross stitch as a child. I always have a few projects on the go and am eager to learn new techniques. Currently developing advanced lace knitting skills which I find challenging but so rewarding.

Craftsy Member since September 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Authentic Italian Soups
Love Your Vegetables
Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond
Tipsy Cakes
Essential Skills for Sweater Knitting
Knit-Along 2016: Socks
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great
Artisan Bread in Minutes
The From-Scratch Kitchen
The Ultimate Cake-Baking Toolbox
Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit
A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters
Bonsai Wiring Essentials
Flawless Finishing
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing
Twined Knitting
Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers
On the Rise: Bun & Roll Techniques
Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Cooking Mistakes
2015 Summer Block of the Month
See It, Crochet It: Reading Diagrams
Classic Crochet Openwork
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Basics of Digital Photography
Custom Yoke Sweater
Simple Sweaters: Stranded & Steeked
Knit Lab
Transform Your Garden Design
Improve Your Crochet
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
Button Bands & Buttonholes
Seaming Beyond the Basics
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Embroidering With Ribbon
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Improve Your Knitting
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Amazing Crochet Textures
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Complete Knife Skills
Professional Family Portraits
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Choose Your Own Sweater Adventure
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Knitting With Beads
Machine Quilting with Templates
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Blocking Handknits
Mastering Cable Design
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Lace Shawl Design
Fit Your Knits
Handknit Garment Design
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Color Play for Quilters
Foundations of Double Knitting
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Curvy Knits
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Knit to Flatter
Sweetheart Shawls
Shoot It!
Artisan Bread Making
Jam & Marmalade
Strip Your Stash
Scrap Quilting
Seaming Handknits
Quilting Quickly II
Quilting Quickly
The (Not So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe
Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques
The Fair Isle Vest
Micro Torch Basics
Wee Ones
How to Teach It
Custom Cabled Pullovers
Project Upcycle
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Perfect Pizza at Home
Creative Cabled Necklines
Short Rows
Know Your Wool
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Sweater Surgery
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions
Slow-Cooker Savvy: Make Your Best Meals
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
Plug & Play: Custom Scarves & Shawls
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Estonian Lace Explained
Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Focaccia & Flatbreads From Around the World
Sweet & Simple: 10 Classic Desserts
Entrelac Knitting
New Directions in Lace