I design and write patterns for crocheted garments and accessories from my home in the hills of Perth, Western Australia. (Yes, kangaroos are literally outside my window in the nearby bush!)
I self publish as Peppergoose Designs on Ravelry, and I have been published a number of times in American and UK crochet magazines. This year I have also been lucky enough to design with Sweet Georgia Yarns in Canada, and have begun working in collaboration with Scheepjes yarn company in the Netherlands. Scheepjes have such a glorious range of yarns, I am excited to continue designing with them!
Ready Handmade Textiles
Bespoke Crochet Design
I take the occasional bespoke order to make custom items. I have made garments and a number of felt handbags for clients who value one of a kind pieces and the time invested in a handmade original design.
I provide this service only for clients who live locally so they can feel the fibres and see colours in person, and I can take proper body measurements if it is a garment. You must be in love with the fibre in order to love the finished garment (and there are so many to choose from)! This a time consuming process and has to fit around my day job and pattern writing deadlines so there are no "rush" orders. I love to see a client's face light up with pleasure when it's all theirs.
Go to my contact page if you would like to enquire about a custom order.
I have an assortment of my handmade beanies, felt bags, scarves and one or two pieces of jewellery that are available for sale. It is a work in progress to set up a shopping facility on this site. Watch this space.
Crochet Tutorials & Lessons
There are a few tips and tricks I use in my crochet designs that I would like to share over time to support my pattern instructions. There are so many creative things you can make with this craft, particularly when you combine it with other textiles. I have just started to blog about by obsession with crochet and the many things you can do with it. Head over to the blog page and let me know what you think!
I teach beginner crochet lessons and can provide personal crochet coaching if required. Email me from my contact page if you would like to know more.