The 2021 Get Crafty Summer Camp Staff

Ágnes Bobák
Patchwitch

Agnes Bobak, also known as Patchwitch started quilting in college. Before that she had learnt hand embroidery from her amazingly talented Grandma, and had drawn out patterns from sewing magazines to help her mom in sewing clothes. As she loved all hand craft she became a self taught knitter and crocheter. After becoming a Mom of three beautiful and funny little girls she started to sew kids clothes.

At the beginning of this adventure she met some designers who she started to test for. As a quilter she has started to make art quilts and had some exhibitions together with her artist quilter friends 5 years ago. Now she is part of the Rebecca Page Team so she can spend her days with sewing. She also a green-hearted sewist making eco-friendly products. In her free time she loves teaching crafts to her daughters.

Aki
Let's All Crochet

I make crochet videos and write patterns. I have a YouTube channel named “let’s all crochet” which has many unique patterns all explained in detail so any level of crocheter can follow along. I have a website with patterns and an Etsy shop by the same name as well. I love crocheting and am so excited to share my passion.

Amanda Arguellez
Love Lee Sewing

Hello my name is Amanda Lee Arguellez and I am the owner of Love Lee Sewing creations and more. I am 26 years old and have been sewing for about 5 years. My dad first taught me how to sew on an older sewing machine that was his nana’s and then my mom taught me how to sew by hand and shortly after I was given my own sewing machine. From there I continued to teach myself by experimenting and failing and learning from my mistakes but never giving up, and then by reading and researching skills and techniques I didn’t know. This is true to this day because I will forever want to learn everything and anything about sewing.

After you watch these videos I would love to see your finished projects so use the hashtag #llssummercamp on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook @Loveleesewing. You will also see and learn what I’m currently up to and loads of new creations. Also if you need any additional help or information please feel free to message me on any of my social media or email me at Loveleesewing@gmail.com. Good luck!

Amanda Horsman
Easy Kids Craft

Fascinated by crafts of every kind from an early age, Amanda went on to share her creativity with her 2 daughters, encouraging them to develop their own creative mindset, keeping them engaged and having fun, at the same time enhancing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, problem solving, and self-expression. Whilst Amanda’s children have grown up she still continues to inspire parents, teachers and children alike with easy, fun, and entertaining instructional videos. Based in Australia, Amanda has had over 30 million views on her YouTube channel ‘Easy Kids Craft’ and continues to share her ideas across all age ranges.

Amelia Keating
Fabric Coaster

Amelia Keating has been sewing since she was young, starting with pajamas pants in a kids’ sewing club. Since then, she’s sewn as much as she can, from quilts to clothing to accessories. She loves to share and teach the joy of sewing, and learn something new with every project. Amelia is currently a brand ambassador for Rebecca Page and has been a brand ambassador for Shannon Fabrics. You can read about her crafting adventures on her blog at acraftyphoenix.com.

Anitah Nairuku
Nitah Crochets

I’m Anitah Nairuku , a full time crocheter based in Uganda.

Rebecca Oburotha
Ankara Rack

Rebecca Oburotha is a sewing enthusiast and influencer who lives in the United Kingdom and started sewing at age 16. Ankara Rack was born out of the need to help sewists like her succeed with their sewing projects. Her online work, particularly Instagram, is a hub for anyone who wants to get their ‘sewjo’ back! This includes weekly sewing quizzes, monthly sewalongs, beginner sewing projects, garment construction techniques and tips to creating engaging digital content. She uses a 4-step approach in her sewalongs – Prep, Cut, Sew, Finish. Her vision is to grow a community of sewists and help them understand how digital and paper patterns work and to help them create personalized blocks to achieve their dream, sustainable wardrobe.

Over the last 10 years Rebecca has worn many other hats, within the project management and IT space. She is also a STEM ambassador and an avid follower of the Great British Sewing Bee Series. She currently uses projectors within her garment construction process to display digital A0 patterns making it quicker to complete sewing plans. Rebecca is married with two beautiful children.

Beth Wood
Sew DIY

Beth Wood is the pattern designer and blogger at Sew DIY. She designs sewing patterns that are easy-to-wear, wardrobe builders you will want to sew over and over again. Beth has been sewing garments for 25 years and brings that wealth of knowledge and joy for sewing into the classroom. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where she designs patterns and sews as much as possible.

Chaney Mobley
Twinkle Toes & Company

Chaney teaches sewing to 4th – 12th grade students at Three Rivers HomeLink in the Richland, WA school district as well as working as a Pattern Editor for the wonderful team that is Rebecca Page Patterns.

She has always been interested in the craftier side of life and from a young age watched as her mother created crafts and beautiful clothes. As a middle schooler, Chaney joined 4H and decided to try her hand at sewing. That endeavor didn’t turn out quite as she had hoped rather, they were some fairly abysmal pajama shorts. Thankfully, she is a firm believer in Bob Ross’s saying “There are no mistakes, only HAPPY ACCIDENTS.” So, while she did not really start enjoying sewing until she was in college, she did start honing her other crafty skills, and the “Sewing Life” came eventually.

Chaney spends her time working, teaching, sewing, blogging (when she remembers) at Twinkle Toes & Co. and attempts to keep up with her husband of 19 years, four kids and their gaggle of animals.

Connie Marie Lusto
The Alien Sewist

Connie has always loved color and creating. Paper, yarn, photography, and fabric are all things that make her super happy! Although she spends most of her creative time with sewing and photography these days, she also enjoys working with her son on any artistic projects they can get their hands on. Connie is a brand ambassador and frequent pattern tester for several different clothing and accessory designers, and she also enjoys a great outdoor adventure and all things outer space. You can find more of her work, as well as her favorite sewing patterns, on her Facebook and Instagram pages: The Alien Sewist (@alien.sewist).

Dee Taylor
DeeplusDesigns, LLC

I’m Dee with DeeplusDesigns! I’m a crochet artist, instructor and skater! I’m passionate about my craft and love sharing the art of crocheting with others. I’ve had students as young as 3 and as wise as 90 and have taught in common places like schools and colleges and more unique classrooms like trains, airplanes, and even boats! Check out my website and hashtags such as #crochetingwhile and #wakepraycrochet to see what I’m all about! Happy Crocheting!

Elizabeth Williams
ELF Papers

Hi everyone! My names Elizabeth and I am the creator behind ELF Papers. I create artwork using two main paper mediums, iris folding and quilling. I use these two styles to create different pieces including wall art and cards which are great as gifts. I hope you have fun making some of my creations and can’t wait to see what you have created!

Emily Thompson
Reverse Tie Dye

Emily Thompson is creative work at home Mom who runs the sewing site lifesewsavory.com and here three kids as well. A former teacher, Emily loves teaching others how to create amazing crafty and sewing projects. She loves teaching through tutorials and videos on her site and also in person classes.

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Heather Step
South African Mom Blogs

Heather Step has over a decade of teaching experience. For three years she taught toddlers and had to come up with a new art project every day for little hands that still looked stunning. She brings this wealth of experience into making simple art projects that anyone can do with common elements you can find around your home. Heather is now an online English teacher, and continues to blog at SA Mom Blogs, showcasing the writing of South African mom bloggers. She also has a personal blog, One Step at a Time. She is widowed and has an eight year old son.

Ifeoma Nwokoye
Ify's African Fashion

Ify’s African Fashion transforms people’s perspectives about African fashion. She has vast knowledge and experience in the sewing business so that she has been able to identify customers desires, wants and intentions during the process of designing. She makes them feel comfortable so that they feel free to state what they want and how they want it. These observations gathered over the years enables Ify’s African Fashion to make many enhancements and discover what best suits our clients.

Jeannie
Crafting Jeannie

Jeannie is the founder and creator of CraftingJeannie.com. Shortly after completing her PhD in Biomedical Informatics, Jeannie had her oldest son. Her focus shifted from software development & IT to diapers, Play-Doh and hot wheels cars. When her oldest went preschool, Jeannie was giddy over the big and bright construction paper crafts he brought home. She volunteered to use a template to cut out craft shapes and she enjoyed it so much she never looked back. Jeannie combined her technical background with her new love for construction paper crafts and started making her own templates. She now shares all of her templates for free on CraftingJeannie.com. Jeannie loves corny jokes, coffee, peanut M&Ms, and the rainbow of construction paper that fills her craft closet.

Jennifer Dickerson
Fiber Flux

Jennifer Dickerson is a freelance writer, knitting and crochet pattern designer, and all around craft enthusiast. She is behind the Fiber Flux blog, sharing patterns, articles, book and yarn reviews, and tutorials. Jennifer also teaches crochet and knitting techniques via video on the Fiber Flux YouTube channel. Jennifer is the author of Mini Flower Loom Crafts: 18 Super Simple Projects (Taunton Press) and a contributing designer to Arm Knitting (DK/Penguin/Random House). Jennifer regularly contributes to a variety of craft related magazine publications and is an active brand ambassador for several companies in the knitting/crochet industry.

Jennifer Nicolella
Abby's Attic

Jennifer Nicolella has been sewing for 30 years and has 10 years of teaching experience. She uses methods she honed as a secondary teacher to bring the joy of creativity to her students young and old.

Josie Magoola
It is Josie

Josie is born and raised in Uganda, Africa. She moved to the UK 6 years ago where she lives with her husband and two children. She trained in Public Health but took a career break when she moved to the UK and it was then that her passion for sewing was revived. Both her mother and grandmother sewed however neither intentionally taught her to sew. Her first experience with sewing was at age 9 when she used her mother’s manual singer sewing machine to mend clothes. She later bought her very first sewing machine in 2009 and she has never looked back. Sewing has liberated her to make clothes that finally fit and suit her rather small body which was a struggle with ready to wear clothes. She shares her passion of sewing over on her Instagram, blog and YouTube channel.

Joy Cendrowski
In the Bag Kids Crafts

Hi! My name is Joy. I am the founder and chief creator at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts”. As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I have developed a passion for helping parents truly connect with their children in meaningful ways while also helping kids develop skills needed to be successful in school and life. It is truly my belief that the best way to do that is through play, and especially through the creative process (like doing crafts)!

At “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” we take a unique approach, because even though creating together with your children can be invaluable, life is hectic. Finding the time to make things together can be tough. So, every craft that I make is created using the same list of basic craft supplies, just 27 of them, which all fit into one bag. This means less prep, less mess and so much more fun.

Joy Pham Sontakke
Anvi's Granny Handicrafts

Hi I am Joy, the amigurumi designer behind Anvi’s Granny Handicrafts. I design easy and fun amigurumi for beginners/busy crocheters with little sew techniques. My amigurumi collection contain almost 80 designs so far of animals, insects, dolls…You can find my free patterns on my website and video tutorials on YouTube. I also sell my patterns on Etsy, Revelry and my website. I hope you will enjoy the class and have fun with me!

Katie Randles
What Katie Crocheted

Hi, I’m Katie, from What Katie Crocheted. I live in Cheshire, in the UK and I love to crochet every day! I learnt to crochet a few years ago and have recently started to design my own patterns and opened an Etsy shop. I love how relaxing and versatile crochet is, and making gifts for other people is one of my favorite things to do. I also really enjoy yarn bombing and recently made an Easter themed post box topper for my village! It was really well received by the local community and has made lots of people smile.

Kerri Brown
Kerri's Crochet

Kerri Brown is an Australian crochet designer now living back in Brisbane, where she was born. She was taught to crochet by her grandmother when aged 7 and has enjoyed crocheting, along with many other crafts, since then. Kerri started designing appliqués about 5 years ago when she was unable to find suitable designs to attach to baby shower gifts for boys. Since then she has designed a wide range of crochet appliqués including lifelike animals and cute appliqués to attach to clothing for children. As well as designing patterns and making video tutorials she enjoys teaching others to crochet so they can also have a relaxing and creative hobby.

Layne Dasher
Crafty Life Mom

I’m Layne, a wife and mom of three who loves all the crafty things. I am a crafter, embroiderer, home decor maker, and teacher who enjoys creating, organizing, and making home decor DIYs with my Cricut and Silhouette machines. I also love helping others create a life they love.

Linda Maki
Lányos Handmade

Linda Maki loves spending time with her family, and jogging, but her next love is SEWING! Linda’s Aunt was a trained seamstress in Hungary and her Mother always had a sewing machine on the dining room table. They taught her how to sew at a young age. Linda remembers sewing Barbie clothes in elementary school and outfits in middle school. Her proudest moment was designing and sewing her own wedding dress.

Linda started her sewing blog, “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!”, to share her sewing projects with her readers. She is the creator and organizer of the #designindecember Sewing Challenge. Linda then decided there would be no more “store bought” in her wardrobe. Her next step was creating “”Lányos Handmade””, her custom bag making and pattern design business. On the Lányos Handmade YouTube channel, Linda loves sharing her sewing patterns, sewing tips, tutorials, and videos to help you with your sewing journey!

Linda uses her Janome HD3000, her vintage Singer 500 the Rocketeer and her Singer 421G to draft patterns and sew up various styles and sizes of bags, totes and wallets with an emphasis on using vegan, sustainable, up-cycled and/or repurposed materials.

Each year Lányos Handmade creates a fundraising project and donates 100% of the proceeds to the ALS Society of British Columbia. Thank you for your support!

#lanyoshandmade #nicedressthanksimadeit #designindecember

Lurdys Gordon
Crochet & Twists

I’m Lurdys – mom to three amazing young men, one of which is a cat. A lover of family and legacy , photography, travel, the arts, the beach, my Jamaican heritage, 5K/10K/Half Marathons, genealogy, and the color purple, not necessarily in that order! This is where you’ll find crochet helpfuls to improve your crochet skills, free and paid patterns for the baby, the family, and the family home, as well as my personal crochet musings.

Miroslava Mihalkova
Exquisite Crochet UK

Miroslava is a UK based designer, where she lives with her husband and three children. She picked up a hook some 7 years ago and it is not an understatement to say that she has not put it down since. If she is not crocheting, she is certainly thinking of a new design. She loves to learn new stitches and techniques, so her crochet book collection and yarn stash is ever growing.

Nicole Duggan
The Activity Mom

NICOLE DUGGAN is a passionate educator with a master’s degree and many years of experience in the field. She is the founder of The Activity Mom blog, where she inspires children to explore and create, while empowering parents to connect with their children through learning. Join her at Activity-Mom.com for more inspiration.

Noorain Nizami
Noor’s Knits

I am Noorain, the knit and Tunisian crochet designer behind Noor’s Knits. I’m originally from Hyderabad, India, I grew up in Canada and currently live in Cleveland OH. I am a proud wife and a mom to a beautiful little boy, who is my design inspiration. I have over 40 patterns in my shops for moms, children, and the home.

Pily Nuñez
Quilling Chile

Pily is a self-educated quilling artist from Chile. When she started quilling in 2009, she discovered that in her country nobody knew about this technique, but this didn’t stop her. She made her own tools and papers and thus began this journey to the point of becoming accredited by The Quilling Guild in the UK, a prestigious organization. Her main motivation is to spread this form of art to the largest number of people in the world. Pily discovered that quilling can be a healing experience, beneficial to promote creativity, especially in children. During the last years she has taught in both classes and events in Santiago and in Rancagua, Chile, currently doing this online.

Randie Dodman
Madly Making

I started sewing and crafting when I was 5, sitting on the floor beside my mom and grandmother, sewing fabric scraps around my Barbie dolls. I graduated to buttons, and then the sewing machine. By the time Home Ec rolled around in grade 8, I had a level of proficiency that allowed me to make something more advanced than boxer shorts or a pillow case. Over the years, my sewing machine has been well used, or collecting dust, just depending on where I’m at in life. Sometimes my kitchen distracts me. I love all kinds of crafting. I knit, and crochet, make stuff. All stuff. And I love it!

Tino Motloung
SewStarTino

Tino is based in Joburg, South Africa and absolutely loves to sew, she learnt to sew because she got tired of ill fitting clothes from ready to wear stores. Her love for sewing has prompted her to create a 100% me made wardrobe by continually learning new sewing techniques and skills. She also loves sharing the gift of sewing by teaching people how to sew. Find Tino on Instagram where she shares her colorful wardrobe mostly consisting of vibrant patterns and prints @sewstartino

Tracey Williamson
The Tracey Show

Tracey is a sewing and DIY enthusiast, content creator, mom and wife! She enjoys creative projects, fashion trends and of course sewing. Tracey has several years of education experience and she enjoys teaching others new things.

Vanessa Brady
Tried & True Creative

Vanessa Brady is a life-long crafter and mother of three kids. She enjoys creating craft tutorials that are quick, easy, and fun to make! Some of these projects include free coloring pages, SVG cutting files, kids crafts, holiday projects and so much more. You can find her work on Tried & True Creative (triedandtrueblog.com) as well as numerous blogs, magazines, and other publications. Follow her crafty adventures on most social media platforms: triedandtrueblog.

Vanessa Salatino
Mom of 5 Trying to Survive

I am a homeschooling mom of 5 kids and I really enjoy being creative. I love sewing, paper crafting, learning with my kids, and exploring the world. Hands on learning is my favorite kind of learning and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. I have been crafting since I was a child and really learned how much I loved it once I had children who I could inspire through my crafting. Being creative is a talent everyone has and should enjoy and I love helping people find their creative side.

Victoria Peat
Little Black Duck

Victoria Peat designs patterns for dressmaking, handbags and patchwork & quilting projects. She is a regular presenter and demonstrator on live sewing television in the UK. She has had numerous projects published in many sewing magazines in the UK and Australia. She is also a travelling tutor and hosts sewing based holidays with Stitchtopia Crafting Holidays.

Victoria studied fashion design, pattern drafting and bag making at the London College of Fashion. She has been running her own business for nearly 15 years and has had her designs stocked in John Lewis, Fenwick and Paperchase.