Author(s): Jenny Occleshaw
This book helps you create wonderful gifts for your friends, family and loved ones using your sewing, beading, knitting, crochet, felting and embroidery skills. From the creative world of Jenny Occleshaw comes a delightful book full of inspiration and ideas to make a special handmade gift, including gifts for babies, children and adults. The projects include recycling favourite objects such as beads, glass, lace and heirloom materials. The 50 projects are suitable for experienced crafters and newcomers alike. Every project is explained using easy-to-follow instructions. With 50 delightful projects, there is something for everyone to make in an hour or over a weekend. Projects are divided into the following sections: Gifts for children, ladies, gents and the home.
Jenny started knitting and craft activities very early in life, sustained her through a nursing career and then a stint at Paton's, where she really honed her pattern writing skills and perfected her crocheting under the eagle eye of Lucia Russo. In her spare time Jennie works on her trapeze routine for various cabaret shows and tries to spend as much time as possible with her two little grandchildren who are now the main inspiration for her knitting. She also plays with a string quartet at weddings and other events on a regular basis.