Peppergoose evolved as a creative outlet for my love of crochet and textiles, and subsequently became therapy for my soul. It's a nonsense name of whimsy as I started this journey simply finding joy in working with modern luxurious yarns. Along the way I found myself striving to make modern interpretations of crochet fashion and accessories.
Crochet Guild of America Design Awards:
2019. Peoples Choice - Blue Willow Dress
2019. 1st in Fashion Category - Blue Willow Dress
2019. Technical Merit - Sashiko Happy Coat
2019. 2nd in Fashion Category - Sashiko Happy Coat
2018. Grand Prize - Spider Lace Maxi Dress
2018. 1st in Fashion Category - Spider Lace Maxi Dress
2017. Grand Prize - Green Garden Filet Lace Cardigan
2017. Technical Merit Award - Green Garden Filet Lace Cardigan
2015. 2nd in Fashion Category - Tunica Geometrica
2014. Honourable Mention in Fashion Category - Claudia Sweater
2013. 3rd in Fashion Category - Alpaca Lace Cardigan
I design crocheted garments and accessories from my home in the hills of Perth, Western Australia where I live with my husband Damien and our pets Bruce, Subi and Pax.
Crochet design has become a bit of an obsession particularly crochet fashion! I am inspired by macro details and methods of garment construction. Snippets of things I see every day might pop into my head as a design element, then I marry that design element or feature detail with a method of construction by thinking it through in my head as a puzzle to solve. I like additive construction methods and they are often not conventional.
I sell self-published patterns in my Ravelry Store & Etsy Store, and am a regular contributor to both Simply Crochet Magazine and Scheepjes pattern publications. I collaborate with Scheepjes as a Scheepjes Blogger since 2019 and I am fortunate they lend yarn support to my design process.
On my blog here on this website I share information about my patterns and crochet techniques in general. I needed to create a resource for makers tackling my patterns. I hope to encourage people to come along on my crochet journey where I sometimes use unusual construction methods by providing a bit of extra help.
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