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Hi there, my name is Jo and am a crafter!! I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember.

I started as a child with a needle in hand, a printed tablecloth and guidance from a crafting mum. Over the years I have tried it all. Knitting, cross stitch, some work with glass. I tried soft stone sculpture once (that was cool, very zen). I finally came to Crazy Quilting. When I had my first child I was well entrenched in the cross stitch scene, but hauling it all out to do 2 quarter stitches in blended threads, then putting it all away to avoid any ‘child’ drama was very frustrating. I had long admired Crazy Quilts, and decided to give it try. I fell in love. The variety of techniques employed, the ability to design as you go, and create a truly unique piece, ticked all the boxes for me.

I have not had any formal ‘art training’, but am bless…

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  • Joined September 15, 2006

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About

Hi there, my name is Jo and am a crafter!! I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember.

I started as a child with a needle in hand, a printed tablecloth and guidance from a crafting mum. Over the years I have tried it all. Knitting, cross stitch, some work with glass. I tried soft stone sculpture once (that was cool, very zen). I finally came to Crazy Quilting. When I had my first child I was well entrenched in the cross stitch scene, but hauling it all out to do 2 quarter stitches in blended threads, then putting it all away to avoid any ‘child’ drama was very frustrating. I had long admired Crazy Quilts, and decided to give it try. I fell in love. The variety of techniques employed, the ability to design as you go, and create a truly unique piece, ticked all the boxes for me.

I have not had any formal ‘art training’, but am blessed with a good eye for balance and colour. What I have had formal training in is Early Childhood Education, and adult education (relating to ECE). This is what I do when I am not crafting…

UPDATE 2011
In recent times I have started exploring drawing, and rekindling this childhood interest. Repeated aptterns are a focus of what I do (zentangle), and my current passion is re-purposing vintage book pages, adding my own flair, and bringing new life into old (and wonderful) art.
I am also colour blind, so working in black and white has been a wonderful, stress free experience for me.


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