I currently live near Philadelphia, PA with my husband Geoff; we have 3 adult children. We came to the US from England in 1994.
I grew up watching my mother knitting, and I have been knitting, crocheting and sewing for as long as I can remember. I’ve always experimented with threads and yarns, designing doll clothes (I don’t remember actually playing with the dolls much!), and various items of clothing. I have always loved going through stitch dictionaries and pattern books and endlessly trying stuff out, incorporating them when I could into the things I made.
In sewing I have mostly enjoyed clothing construction, designing or modifying patterns. I also love to design and make quilts, by hand and machine.
I began, during College, to knit and crochet items for my friends, on ‘commission’, mostly sweaters and shawls, putting all kinds of designs on them.
I learned to knit the English way (yarn in my right hand) and taught myself continental a few years ago to help with Fair Isle work, holding one yarn in each hand. I am now quite comfortable with both.
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