Creative Pursuits with Text and Fibre

For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.” ~ Khalil Gibran




I am a creative fibre artist, dressmaker and self-taught graphic designer.  I sell my learning resources on my Etsy Store and blog my creative pursuits here. 

I have a lifelong love of meaningful words and poetry.  I am neurodiverse and that discovery at the age of 50 made my whole life make sense. 

If you have come for my crochet patterns you can find them here for now.


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Etsy store

My Etsy Store sells homeschool and study tools as printable pdf downloads.  I am a self-taught graphic designer and really enjoy the creative and logical process of creating resources.  I also have a small range of crochet patterns. 

You can also buy my crochet patterns on Ravelry.

fibre artist

I love to take a piece of fabric and construct something wearable and long-lasting, using slow sewing techniques.  In every careful stitch, I remember the past generations who passed this craft on to me. 

Crochet is my meditation.  I love the process, the more intricate and challenging the better. 


The phrase “cage of words”, which is from a passage from the book “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran, describes me perfectly. I have so many thoughts but often cannot get them to emerge the way I wish. 

When I find words from a better writer that speaks to my heart, I rush to share them, saying “look here, what I found, this truth”. 

latest blog posts


Olivia Crochet Skirt Pattern

A faux pleated crochet skirt pattern, with a gentle flare.  Perfect for a little girl but can also be made to any size, including adult sizing.  In 2009 I released this as a free pattern on Ravelry. In 2021 I released a second version for a small cost, the Oliva Eloise Skirt, which has an improved design and a detailed pattern with charts and diagrams.  The original free Olivia Crochet Skirt Pattern has over 14,000 downloads and 82 projects on Ravelry when I finally discontinued it in 2023.  


On Talking

The quote from which this website gets its name is from the 1923 book of prose poetry fables called The Prophet by Lebanese-American poet, writer and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931).  The words are from the passage called “On Talking”.  The work of Khalil Gibran entered the public domain in 2019 and is now freely available. 


Nomad Stitches Ginkgo Cardigan

Ginkgo Cardigan and Pullover by Nomad Stitches is a top-down round-yoke sweater with an easy-to-remember, repetitive pattern and a lace section on the yoke. You can choose to make it as a Cardigan or Pullover.  This is a detailed, well-written, professional edited pattern which is easy to follow and easy to adapt to your preferences.