I learned all sorts of crafts growing up in a very creative family including crochet and knitting. After training to teach Dress and Design in Edinburgh I studied embroidery and textiles at Goldsmith’s Art College in London – these skills got me started writing craft books. I’ve written books on all sorts of crafts from sewing to metal work but now best known as a beading author, jewellery designer and Authorised Swarovski Instructor.

My love of textiles led me to crocheting – the perfect technique for incorporating crystals into jewellery and accessories and these are now available as kits and patterns as well as ready-made. Whether you are a beginner or expert there is something here for you. The designs are available from my ETSY SHOP or craft shows and yarn festivals I attend.

Yarn Festivals

Craft Shows and Yarn Festivals are not going ahead this year because of the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis but I do have a fabulous kit for these crochet cushions created using Di Gilpin’s fabulous Lalland Lambswool which crochets beautifully and is very hard wearing. The kits will be available from 1st September in Perth Yarn Festival’s shop and I’ll add a link here.

The kit includes a pattern for all three designs with enough yarn for any one cushion. Choose from Haar (blue), Linnet (green) or Flame (red). You’ll have the option to buy enough yarn for two or three too!

Crochet kits using Di Gilpin’s Lalland Lambswool

Christmas gifts

Kits are the perfect gift for craft loving friends especially at Christmas giving lasting enjoyment for the long winter nights. Choose a Christmas decoration such as the snowflake or cute angel or from useful accessories kits like a tape measure or easy reader case. Available from my ETSYSHOP.