July 17, 2019
For as long as I can remember my grandparents read the Toronto Star every day from cover-to-cover. So I was pretty thrilled to see my name in print in the Star's Life section this past weekend. Debra Norton wrote a great piece on the resurgence of punch needle and the social media origins of this craft trend.
The article profiles Toronto textile artist Arounna Khounnoraj’s experience with punch needle and explores how the sharing of her process on Instagram sparked a world-wide craft trend. Also profiled are other fiber artists such as Marina Dempster, Jamie Bennett and myself.
Did you miss it? Find the full article here. Want to learn more about punch needle? Find my FAQ post here and a round-up of my favourite punch needle resources for beginners.
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November 24, 2019
Back in August, an editor at the U.K. magazine Mollie Makes emailed me to ask if I would be interested in designing and making a trio of punch needle animal stuffies for their December 2019 cover. I’ll admit I was intimidated- the deadline was tight considering my kids were still home with me for summer break, and I had more than a bit of performance anxiety (what if they’re just “meh” about the final product?). In the end I said yes, and I’m so thrilled with how this project turned out!
November 03, 2019
November 01, 2019
This month I was featured in an article by Chatelaine Magazine on bringing punch needle into your home décor. The article touches on the current trend of punch needle, its history, and profiles a number of talented punch needle artists selling patterns, supplies, and finished work. Writer Iris Benaroia interviewed me for the article and included a great little write-up of me and my work. I love the quote she included of me describing punch needle as “the least frustrating craft I’ve ever tried”. Perfectly summed up!