I grew up in the island state of Tasmania, Australia. I moved to the UK in 2000 and I married a lovely Englishman in late 2002.
I learned to knit (re-learned) and crochet within the same fortnight in November 2006. With no-one to tell me what was ‘too hard’ and the whole blogosphere to inspire me I soon frogged my first scarf attempt and began making hats in the round soon followed by whatever took my fancy.
I got in to design after not being able to find the kind of jumpers and cardigans I wanted to knit and crochet. Nice crochet patterns seem particularly hard to find. Treenah was my first published crochet pattern and was followed by several more. in December 2008 I was lucky enough to have my first knittin pattern, Fern Glade, published in Knitty
I learned to spin in mid 2008 and bought a lovely Ashford Traveller wheel. I started dyeing roving and selling it in my etsy shop a few months later.