maleny, australia

I first learnt to embroider at age 4 as was part of my Italian background. I was also taught to knit and crochet and dress make from my mum and relatives. After my second child I discovered spinning wool and found my greatest passion. This lead to dyeing and blending and creating unique yarns and then I discovered lace. I was terrified initially of lace knitting and after I spun some very fine alpaca/merino I let it hang in the wardrobe as it ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since June 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Yarn Substitution Made Easy
Next Steps in Fair Isle: Mittens & Hat
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting
A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters
Simply Stunning Colorwork
Socks My Way: Stitch Pattern Savvy
Homemade Chocolate Candy: Truffles, Bonbons & More
Secrets to Whole-Grain Bread Baking
Slip-Stitch Colorwork: Mosaic & Beyond
Pickup Stick & Finger Control Techniques
Socks My Way: Heel & Toe Variations
Estonian Lace Explained
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Lace Knitting Mistakes
Fashion Draping: Bias Design
Brioche Knitting Made Easy
Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture
Twined Knitting
My First Infinity Scarf
Choose Your Own Sweater Adventure
Mastering Stitchwork: Reversible Stitch Patterns
Artisan Bread in Minutes
Essential Short Row Techniques
Mastering Stitchwork: Increases & Decreases
Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken
Getting Started With Upholstery
New Directions in Lace
Sweet & Savory Food Gifts
A Better Cook in 10 Dishes
10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Color Patterning With Hand-Dyed Yarns
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
My First Socks
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Design Your Own Handbag
New Directions in Lace: Hats
The Art of Stir-Frying
Love Your Vegetables
Design It, Quilt It
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Lace from the Inside Out
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Hand Quilting
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Improve Your Knitting
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Making Leather Bags
French Pastry Shop Classics
Explorations In Cables
Homestyle Pan Sauces
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
How to Teach It
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress
Knit to Flatter
French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques
Sew Better, Sew Faster
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater
Feminine Fit: Bust Shaping Techniques
Project Upcycle
Homemade Italian Pasta
Seaming Handknits
French Cooking at Home: The Food of Provence
Foundations of Double Knitting
Shuttle Tatting
Jam & Marmalade
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Handknit Garment Design
Pant Construction Techniques
Pant Fitting Techniques
Sweetheart Shawls
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Artisan Bread Making
Spinning Dyed Fibers
Short Rows
Celtic Cables
Lace Shawl Design
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Modern Piping
Entrelac Knitting
Artisan Cheese Making
Knitting With Beads
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
The Couture Dress
Mastering Lace Shawls
Fit Your Knits
Wee Ones
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Custom Cabled Pullovers
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Knit Sock Workshop
Custom Yoke Sweater
Mastering Cable Design
The Fair Isle Vest
Creative Cabled Necklines
Perfect Pizza at Home
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Classic Croissants at Home
Jewelry Workshop
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Tunisian Crochet
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Shoot It!
Curvy Knits
Curvy Crochet
Hats Four Ways
See It, Crochet It: Reading Diagrams
The Art & Science of Perspective
Underneath It All
Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking
The Shetland Hap Shawl
Classic Table Linens
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Fashion Draping
Miniature French Desserts
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

Felted Cloche Hat

5 Class Projects

Class: Mastering Lace Shawls
with Laura Nelkin

Class: Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
with Kristin Nicholas

Class: Heirloom Lace Edgings
with Franklin Habit

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