South Florida

I learned to knit from my mum at about age 4 or 5 and don't even remember when I learned to crochet. I then took up sewing in my 20s when I spent some years in Japan where there were plenty of lovely fabrics but no ready to wear I could fit into... Together with cooking, baking and gardening these crafts serve was my creative outlet and I've enjoyed them for many years. And since it's fun to learn something new I recently also took up spinning.

Craftsy Member since April 2014

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Resin Sculpting & Casting Techniques
The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking
Sew to Flatter: Plan Your Best Wardrobe
Shirtmaking Details
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time
Cooking Essentials: All About Pork
Stumpwork: Raised Embroidery Essentials
Drawing Fashion Flats
Bake Your Own Bagels, Bialys & Pretzels
Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home
Cooking Essentials: All About Beef
The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking
Tipsy Cakes
The Sewer's Toolbox: Presser Feet & Needles
Sewing Mistakes: What Can Go Wrong & How to Make It Right
Thread Savvy: Stitch Flawlessly With Any Thread
Make the Right Cuts: Butchering Basics
Building Flavorful Soups
The Art of Caramel: Techniques & Treats
The Art of Stir-Frying
Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know
Rose's Heavenly Cookies
The Art & Science of Bread
Perfect Puff Pastry
Sweet & Simple: 10 Classic Desserts
Tea Breads: Biscuits, Scones & More
25 Essential Baking Techniques
Creamy, Dreamy Custards: Techniques & Treats
Classic & Creative Strudel From Scratch
King Arthur Flour's Essentials of Bread Baking
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Meat & Tomato
How to Make Gnocchi Like a Pro
Sew Quick, Quicker, Quickest
Focaccia & Flatbreads From Around the World
Classic Pies Made Easy
Danish Pastries From Scratch
Savory Tarts, Quiches & Galettes
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Sewing Corsets: Essential Techniques
Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques
Cooking the Perfect Steak
Heirloom Sewing
Finishing Techniques for Savvy Sewers
Mastering Construction: Sleeves
Latin American Street Food: Empanadas, Arepas & Tostadas
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
The Baker's Guide to French Breads
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing
Sewing Swimsuits: The Supportive One-Piece
Pâte à Choux Pastries
Classic Croissants at Home
Mastering Meringue: Techniques & Treats
Homemade Chocolate Candy: Truffles, Bonbons & More
Miniature French Desserts
Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace & Beyond
French Pastry Shop Classics
Coffee-Shop Cakes
On the Rise: Bun & Roll Techniques
Chocolate Baking Essentials
Master the Methods
Cooking the Northern Italian Way
Homemade Italian Pasta
Crazy Quilts
The Artful T-Shirt
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Seafood & Vegetable
2015 Summer Block of the Month
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Basic Fondant Techniques
The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops
Modern Buttercream
Complete Knife Skills
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Knit-Along 2016: Socks
Cooking Mistakes
Artisan Cheese Making
Secrets to Whole-Grain Bread Baking
Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf
Artisan Bread in Minutes
Artisan Bread Making
Cooking With Spices
Fire Up the Fish
Cooking With Cast Iron
Low & Slow BBQ at Home
Love Your Vegetables
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great
Secrets to Cooking Fish: Eight Essential Techniques
The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Sewing Texture
Mastering Multicolored Yarns
Fun & Fantastic Textured Crochet Stitches
Foundations of Double Knitting
My First Socks
Jam & Marmalade
Sewing Designer Jeans
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction
The From-Scratch Kitchen
Quick & Delicious: Make the Most of Your Food Processor
Vegetable Know-How
25 Essential Grilling Techniques
Make the Most of Your Pressure Cooker
French Cooking at Home: The Food of Provence
French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques
Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Braise
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces
The New Chicken Dinner
Chinese Takeout Favorites
The Everyday Guide to Wines of California
The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy
The Everyday Guide to Wines of France
Slow-Cooker Savvy: Make Your Best Meals
Sweater Surgery
Sew Luxury Fabrics: Pillows
Creative Serging
Socks My Way: Stitch Pattern Savvy
Mastering Stitchwork: Reversible Stitch Patterns
Crochet Technique Toolkit
Fiber Preparation for Spinning
Sewing Notions Workshop
Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques
Designing Elegant Edible Gardens
Grow Better Greens
Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
A Gardener's Guide to Growing Roses
Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Vegetable Gardening: Innovative Small-Space Solutions
Yarn Substitution Made Easy
Knitting on the Bias
Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin
Fitting Fashion Knits the Palmer/Pletsch Way
Modern Irish Freeform Crochet
Essential Techniques for Sock Knitting
Next Steps in Shuttle Tatting
Innovative Openwork Scarves
Patternmaking Essentials: The Tailored Jacket
Socks My Way: Heel & Toe Variations
Color Play for Quilters
Moebius Knitting With Cat Bordhi
Modular Knitting
Spinning Art Yarns
Fine Dressmaking
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Wool
Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style
Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Construction
A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters
Stupendous Stitching
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting
Fantastic Finishes: Edgings & Borders
Bead Embroidery: Beyond the Basics
Plus-Size Pant Fitting
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Fast-Track Fitting
Sewing Lingerie
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
Mastering Construction: Collars & Closures
Classic Crochet Openwork
Slip-Stitch Colorwork: Mosaic & Beyond
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Shirts & Tops
Essential Guide to Tailoring
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets
Pant Construction Techniques
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Patternmaking Classics: The Wrap Dress
Bead Embroidery
Essential Short Row Techniques
Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques
Fabric Know-How
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Seaming Handknits
Button Bands & Buttonholes
Modern Jacket Techniques
Inside Vogue Patterns: Badgley Mischka V1399
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Inside Vogue Patterns: Tracy Reese V1397
Seaming Beyond the Basics
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Blocking Handknits
Fun Techniques With Fabric Paints
Drafting From Worsted to Woolen
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Spinning Dyed Fibers
See It, Crochet It: Reading Diagrams
Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You Really Want
Foundations of Spinning
Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches
Sewing With Silks
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Adjust the Bust
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
New Directions in Lace
Custom-Fit Tunisian Crochet
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Embroidering With Ribbon
Color Patterning With Hand-Dyed Yarns
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Creative Quilt Backs
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Knit Sock Workshop
Joining Crochet Motifs
Freeform Crochet
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Shuttle Tatting
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
Fit Your Knits
Lace Shawl Design
Knitting With Beads
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Sewing Knits That Fit
Couture Finishing Techniques
Intarsia: Basics & Beyond
Transform Your Garden Design
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Amazing Crochet Textures
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Curvy Crochet
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Curvy Knits
Tunisian Crochet
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Mastering Cable Design
Professional Finishing for Perfect Crochet
Handknit Garment Design
Custom Cabled Pullovers
Celtic Cables
Designing Details: Pockets
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Creative Cabled Necklines
Fashion Draping: Bias Design
Fashion Draping
Sewing on the Bias
Know Your Wool
Short Rows
Machine Embroidered Classics
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Jewelry Workshop
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
Underneath It All
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Sew the Perfect Fit
Sewing Fashion Knits
Decorative Seams
Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques
Knit to Flatter
Torch-Fired Precious Metal Clay
Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
The Couture Dress
The Perfect Jeans
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Pant Fitting Techniques
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
Sew Like a Designer: Fashion Details
Pant Construction Techniques: In the Details
Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
Quick & Easy Crochet Cables
Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture
Indian Curries: The Basics & Beyond
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Flawless Finishing
Perfect Pizza at Home
Continuous-Line Embroidery
Plug & Play: Custom Scarves & Shawls
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers

16 Class Projects

Class: Sewing Corsets: Essential Techniques
with Alison Smith

Class: Sewing Corsets: Essential Techniques
with Alison Smith

Class: Sewing Corsets: Essential Techniques
with Alison Smith

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