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Donatella is ready to come to your place now!

Available as an e-pattern or hard copy to suit

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Donatella lives on a small sheep farm near a tiny village close to the forest. Her favorite subject is mathematics, when she grows up she wants to be a mathematician and work in the financial center of New York, until then she spends her time counting everything, (yes everything!) putting them into groups of form, size, relationships, symbols and quantities. If she sees it, she organizes and counts it! This is no mean feat for her very patient flock of sheep who get herded around the farm and in and out of the yards several times a day. Donatella belongs to the village children’s choir, they often sing together in the forest pick wild flowers for their mothers and aunties and gather nuts from old walnut trees, of course she always counts these and makes sure there are 25 of the same size to take home.

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E-Patterns Available!

We are now beginning to load e-patterns onto our site for those who are happy to print their own patterns. Once purchased you will receive confirmation with a link to download your order which will be available for 7 days after which the link will expire and no refund will be possible. Of course there is a saving with no shipping or handling costs to pay for! To access our e-patterns just click on the ‘shop’ link near the top of the website page and select ‘e-patterns’. Over the next few weeks we hope to have all or most of our patterns available this way.
All our e-patterns are designed to be printed full size onto A4 paper.

For those who prefer, printed copies can be ordered as usual.

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Wishing you all the very best for 2016

Hi everyone, hope your new year has some exciting plans in it, we’ve just come back from a lovely holiday with Family in the UK, wonderful treasured memories.
Already I’m excited to get back into my studio and play, I’ve made a ‘one off ‘fun doll to start the year, (if you are interested have a look on my Facebook page.)
I’m busy planning for Open Studios here in Whanganui,  New Zealand, in March, it’s held over 2 weekends and what is normally my private creative space will be open to anyone interested.
Bit of a challenge since I’m not a tidy worker and a scrap of fabric, rubbish to someone else, is a treasure to me, so I need to sort a few things out!
Still, looking forward to seeing everyone, and there will be heaps of other studios around the city to visit too.

Very sad news that The Cloth Shop in Palmerston Nth is closing at the end of this month, I’ve taught there for Katherine over many years and have absolutely LOVED the classes, the fun people they attract and I’ve been very well looked after by Katherine and Colin, it’s been a wonderful place and ‘community ‘ to be part off, I feel very  privileged, thank you so much Katherine, you will be very very much missed.

For those people around the area who are interested in coming to one of my classes, Dianne from Village Books and Crafts has spoken to me and we have a date for a class in May, check out the details on the ‘workshops‘ page.
Meanwhile enjoy your summer or your winter wherever you may be, cheers Jill