Tasmania, Australia

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My Mother taught me to crochet when I was still in single numbers. I remember when granny squares became popular in the early '70s. I progressed to fine crochet cotton edgings on embroidered doilies and handkerchiefs. By the late 1970s I crocheted a cotton bikini and learnt the horror of the consequences of it being wet. But for some reason I put the the crochet hook down and didn't pick it up again for about twenty years. Knitting seemed ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since October 2013

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Continuous-Line Embroidery
My First Crochet Cardigan
Basics of Digital Photography
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Elements of Design Editing
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Amazing Appliqué
Finishing School: Better Borders
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch
Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches
Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread
Machine Embroidered Lace Classics
Dimensional Machine Embroidery
25 Innovative Photoshop Techniques for Photo & Video
Improve Your Crochet
Underneath It All
Knit Lab
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Perfect Pizza at Home
Complete Knife Skills
The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops
Basic Fondant Techniques
The Hand-Painted Cake
Creative Cabled Necklines
Short Rows
Stabilizer Savvy
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
Start Machine Quilting
The Perfect Cupcake
Design Your Own Handbag
How to Make Gnocchi Like a Pro
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
In the Hoop Gifts
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Perfect Party Cakes
My First Socks
French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
Appliqué Your Knits With Machine Embroidery
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Knit Sock Workshop
My First Sweater
The Fair Isle Vest
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Sewing Texture
Amazing Crochet Textures
Sewing With Knits
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Mittens and Gloves Galore
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Making Leather Bags
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Decorative Seams
Sewing Fashion Knits
Creative Serging
Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Sewing on the Edge
Sewing With Silks
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Sew Ready: Garment Basics
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Creative Quilt Backs
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Modern Buttercream
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Pant Construction Techniques
Machine Embroidered Classics
Machine Embroidery With Knits
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Stitch & Slash
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Shoot It!
Stupendous Stitching
Beginner Serging

2 Class Projects

Class: My First Crochet Cardigan
with Sara Delaney

Class: Mittens and Gloves Galore
with Marly Bird

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