Tasmania, Australia

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:

The Classic Tailored Shirt
The Couture Dress
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Fabric Know-How
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Draw Better Portraits
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Knit-Along 2016: Socks
The Bandsaw: Setting Up for Successful Sawing
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Editing Essentials: Professional Lettering Techniques
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Sewing With Oilcloth
Sewing Lingerie
Cooking Mistakes
Know Your Wool
Artisan Bread Making
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
Creative Flavors for Cakes, Fillings & Frostings
The Wilton Method®: Stunning Small Cakes
Sewing Notions Workshop
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch
The Art of Stir-Frying
Miniature French Desserts
Savory Tarts, Quiches & Galettes
French Pastry Shop Classics
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Editing Essentials: Splitting & Aligning Designs
Sewing Designer Details With Simplicity
Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine
The Essentials for Understanding Light
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Continuous-Line Embroidery
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Elements of Design Editing
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch
Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches
Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread
25 Innovative Photoshop Techniques for Photo & Video
Improve Your Crochet
The Perfect Cupcake
Machine Embroidered Lace Classics
Dimensional Machine Embroidery
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
Design Your Own Handbag
Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday
Stabilizer Savvy
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
Start Machine Quilting
Underneath It All
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
Knit Lab
Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques
Perfect Party Cakes
My First Socks
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
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
Sewing Texture
Amazing Crochet Textures
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Making Leather Bags
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Sewing on the Edge
Sewing With Knits
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Mittens and Gloves Galore
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Creative Serging
Decorative Seams
Sewing Fashion Knits
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Sewing With Silks
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Sew Ready: Garment Basics
Modern Buttercream
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Creative Quilt Backs
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Stitch & Slash
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Machine Embroidery With Knits
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Pant Construction Techniques
Machine Embroidered Classics
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Stupendous Stitching
Beginner Serging
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Shoot It!
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
Joining Crochet Motifs
Embroidering Monograms by Machine
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
My First Crochet Cardigan
Basics of Digital Photography
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Amazing Appliqué
Finishing School: Better Borders

2 Class Projects

Class: My First Crochet Cardigan
with Sara Delaney

Class: Mittens and Gloves Galore
with Marly Bird

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