Colour and natural fibre! The two things I love to work and play with, so when the opportunity came to purchase Cruellas together with my daughter Keren it was like a dream come true for both of us. I have always been an avid knitter and crocheter, and prior moving to Nelson, became hooked on Nuno felting, selling my creations at the Queenstown Market and various other retail outlets.
The challenge of trying new patterns, techniques, pushing boundaries, then sharing this with others is very rewarding and I hope will inspire them to love natural fibres, break from tradition, and run wild with their creations.
Away from Cruellas I like to spend time with my husband, five children, their partners and my 13 gorgeous grandchildren.
I am a passionate knitter who loves colour, texture and style. There’s something really satisfying about having a vision and creating things. In the last couple of years I’ve really got into dyeing yarn and pattern writing, so I can share my love for colour and style other people. I’m also learning to weave and its on my wish list to start spinning – so watch this space…
I like getting out and about with my husband and two children, so we go walking, mountain biking, paddleboarding and swimming whenever we get the chance.
I am left handed which has posed a few challenges for me in the predominantly right handed crafting world, as a result I’ve learned to be very adaptable. I enjoy teaching other people take on challenges and upskill so they can make and wear their own creations.