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Renate Kirkpatrick's Freeform Crochet~Knit Designs

Sunshine Coast, Australia | 1327 Sales

rensfibreart

Renate Kirkpatrick's Freeform Crochet~Knit Designs

Sunshine Coast, Australia 1327 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   ~ Original, FREEFORM CROCHET~KNIT~FIBER CREATIONS... Unique, One-of-a-kind WEARABLE ART for those who enjoy being different...
.~ SCARVES, WRAPS & SHAWLS created in the most GORGEOUS YARNS I can find.
~ EASY-TO-MAKE DIGITAL CROCHET PDF PATTERNS ensure that even the most basic beginner will be able to have a go - Patterns are written in both UK & US terminology with clear stitch drawings & diagrams (charts)
~ HANDMADE NATURAL FIBRE & RECYCLED PAPER until stock runs out
~ Please... enjoy your visit & thank you for supporting handmade...

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Last updated on Oct 1, 2018

~ Original, FREEFORM CROCHET~KNIT~FIBER CREATIONS... Unique, One-of-a-kind WEARABLE ART for those who enjoy being different...
.~ SCARVES, WRAPS & SHAWLS created in the most GORGEOUS YARNS I can find.
~ EASY-TO-MAKE DIGITAL CROCHET PDF PATTERNS ensure that even the most basic beginner will be able to have a go - Patterns are written in both UK & US terminology with clear stitch drawings & diagrams (charts)
~ HANDMADE NATURAL FIBRE & RECYCLED PAPER until stock runs out
~ Please... enjoy your visit & thank you for supporting handmade...

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About

Dare to be Different... Renate Kirkpatrick – Fibre Artist ~ Author ~ Craft Teacher

Born in Germany 1951, migrated to Australia in 1955 & grew up in windy Wollongong, NSW. In 1974 my husband, Glenn, & I settled in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast Qld, where we set up & still operate a small commercial Signwriting & Screenprinting business.

I’ve dabbled a little in pottery, became obsessed with Handmade Paper, both natural fibre and recycled & by 1984 my papermaking was in full swing, retailing unique paper products across Australia & conducting regular workshops.

In 1994 I participated in a group exhibition at the Queensland Museum with the Papermakers of Queensland.From here, attracted by the colour & texture of fabric, I drifted into Rag Rugging & in 2001 won the Best Entry Fibre Art Award at the Caloundra Arts & craft Festival. Workshops & weekly classes began the same year.

In amongst it all I always crocheted (just for fun, just for me, but always exploring the old & the new) From 2002, as crochet made its huge resurgence & increased in popularity again, I was encouraged to share my knowledge in Traditional, Tunisian (Tricot), Jacquard, Crochenit (double-ended hook) & in more recent years Freeform techniques which has led to workshops & classes across the Sunshine Coast.

2005
~ I became a published author of my personal story ‘Not Without A Backward Glance.’ Published by Zeus Publications

2006
~ Worlds Best Tea Cosy winner
~ My first craft book Crochet Techniques
~ My 2nd book, Freeform Crochet & Beyond

2009 ~ Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Winner of the Spirit of The Land Beanie Award.‘Australia in Colour’

2010 ~ My 3rd book Bring Colour To Crochet

2012 ~ my 4th book Textured Crochet Lace

2014 ~my 5th book Tapestry Crochet, 64 playful patterns for children based on graphs instead of written patterns that can be adapted to suit babies, children, teenagers.

2016 ~ Maleny Knitfest, 1st & 2nd prize for Tea Cosies category & 2nd Prize for Scarf category.

2017 ~ Maleny Knitfest, 1st prize for both Best Beanie & Best Scarf categories. The Landsborough Inaugural Tea Cosy/Beanie Challenge… 1st prize People’s Choice Awards for both best Beanie & best Tea Cosy…

2018 ~ Alice Springs Beanie Festival, special mention. Maleny Knitfest, 1st prize for Shawl & 2nd for both Character Beanie & Best Beanie…

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t exploring the Fibre Arts in one form or another & expect it to go on & on & on for some time yet.”

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  • Renate Kirkpatrick

    Owner, Designer, Fibre Artist ~ Author ~ Craft Teacher

    I’m an Aussie Fibre Artist living in the sub-tropics. who's passionate about Freeform but I don't limit myself to exploring just the unusual; I still enjoy traditional crochet, I like writing patterns & I love to teach.

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