Deanne Ramsay from Addydae Designs
April is our first anniversary and we're thrilled to be celebrating with a whole weekend dedicated to crochet!
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April we're so excited to welcome Deanne Ramsay from Addydae Designs to share the celebrations with us. Deanne will be taking two fantastic workshops: the first for crocheters who want to explore shawls and shawl design, and the second for all of you who have fallen in love with her beautiful Blurred Lines sweater design and want to learn to crochet this awesome project. Deanne will also be in store on Saturday 14 April from 12.30pm - 1.30pm for you to come and say hi! Bring / wear all your gorgeous crocheted creations in her beautiful designs.
Deanne is a Canberra-based crochet designer who has been self-publishing designs since 2010. What started out as a creative outlet after having children has evolved into a passion for crochet and a strong desire to bring the craft out of the shadow of its knitted cousin to share its place in the world of contemporary handmade.
Not afraid to think outside the (granny) square, Deanne pairs traditional crochet with modern construction techniques to create designs with a sophisticated edge. With the objective of creating fashionable garments that are easy to wear, her design aesthetic extends beyond simply the appearance of the finished project, but also takes into consideration the enjoyment of the process of making it as well.
Deanne attibutes much of her recent design focus to her family's relocation to Canberra. Substituting the balmy heat of Queensland with cold and frosty winters prompted a dramatic shift in design direction. Being able to accessorise with beanies, shawls and gloves, and finally utilise wool as a medium has opened up a whole new world of inspiration and joy.
Recently taking the plunge into sweater design, you will rarely find Deanne without a crochet hook in her hand. In the moments away from her hook, you will find her cycling the many trails around 'the Bush Capital' with her husband and two daughters.