Let me introduce you all to one of our amazingly talented Fiskars Demonstrators....Debbie comes from New South Wales and she loves crafting!!! Here's what Debbie had to say when asked to join in with the Friday Fiskars Focus!
Hi I'm Debbie Guihot,
I own " The Plague and I " patchwork shop in Canowindra Central western NSW.
I've been crafting for 44 years, apparently aged 3 "sewed" buttons to some fabric and my Dad wore his " new shirt " to work in his pocket all day. Crafting was normal in our house.
2. Why did you start crafting?
I come from a generations of self taught crafty people.You name it we did it.My favorite craft though is patchwork . I am fabric obsessed.
3.How long have you been a Fiskars Demonstrator?
I have been demonstrating Fiskars patchwork tools for about 2 years now.
4.What is your favourite Fiskars Tool?
I really love the Donna Dewberry range stocked in my shop(you cant have too much purple) but my most favorite tool is the Fiskars rotating cutting mat. So much more accurate to tun the mat , not the fabric.Extra great for trimming finished blocks to size.
5. How do you define your crafting style!
I always thought of myself as a strictly traditional / scrappy quilt girl, but with my first art quilt being so successful I would like to explore more. (need another day in the week)
6. What time of day do you like to craft?
I like to craft all day, everyday, my shop is treated like a giant sewing room. Night time is for hand work,embroidery. applique or hand quilting.
7. What motivates/inspires you?
Antique quilts definately inspire me . The intricate geometric patterns so beautifully produced by women who weren't considered smart enough to be taught geometry in maths.
I also love the make do world of depression era quilts where the need for warmth over ruled perfection. These can be so beautiful even with wonky blocks and slightly dodgy color selections
We thank Debbie for contributing to our Friday Fiskars Focus and wish her well with all her crafting projects and maybe next time you are in Coonawindra you might pop by Debbie's Shop.....
...we hope you are enjoying this Friday Fiskars Focus feature on our Blog....make sure you pop back in next Friday to see who our next contributor shall be....we have so many very talented Fiskars Crafters!!