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Craft Resolutions: Annie Dempsey

artwork by Michelle Edwards

To welcome this New Year, we thought it might be fun to talk to some of our Living Crafts friends- present and past contributors, all very creative people, and see what goals, visions and dreams inspire their craft resolutions for 2012!

Annie's easy knit shoulder bag design for Oat Couture

Annie Dempsey’s Craft Resolutions for 2012:

“My craft resolutions for this year border on fantasies.  I’d love to complete a sweater for my dear husband.”

Annie's Yurt Office-a wonderful space to create!

  “I am going to try to make time for embroidery again (that was my ‘gateway’ needleart); as well as needlepoint (Christmas stockings in progress) and spinning (pure relaxation).  I have to admit I’ve given up on getting organized for now, but do hope to strike a better balance between work and play.”

Annie Dempsey of Oat Couture has been knitting and crocheting since she was a young girl.  Annie always designs with real people in mind, creating projects for all skill levels. Her life-long passion for all the needlearts has led to to the knowledge that knitting is fun, relaxing and sometimes challenging–just like life.

Annie lives and works in rural Southern Oregon with her wonderful husband, two lively dogs, one not-quite-wild-anymore peacock and an extremely hardy goldfish. You can see her patterns and places to purchase them at her website:

Posted by Living Crafts on Jan 28, 2012 10:35 AM | 1 Comment

One Response to “Craft Resolutions: Annie Dempsey”

  1. Sherry Gann says:

    At age 60, I decided to learn to read crochet patterns. My first garment was your beautiful Cockleshell Cardigan. I chose a fine cotton linen. Your instructions were easy to understand and the sweater is gorgeous despite some mistakes on my part. I have recently found Oat Couture. More wonderful designs. I am having trouble deciding which to start next! You are a fabulous designer with classic style, and the best of a modern edge.

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