Jenny Occleshaw is a professional pattern designer who will have you knitting and purling in no time. She learned to knit, crochet, sew and embroider as a child, a time when she was encouraged to be creative. Knitting later became the perfect antidote to long hours of music studies and sustained her through a nursing career and then a stint at Paton's, where she honed her pattern writing skills and perfected her crocheting under the eagle eye of Lucia Russo. At the same time Jenny has been writing patterns for Australian Creative Knitting, and magazines such as Yarn Art and Embellish. Books by the author include: Knitted Tea Cosies; Made for You; Girl’s Guide to Knitting; Girl’s Guide to Crochet; Miniature Knitted Animals. The inspiration for Jenny’s knitting comes from different sources, including her two young grandchildren. She particularly loves colour, a fact that is instantly apparent when looking at her designs.
Jenny has taught nitting courses for many years, including courses at CAE, together with private courses at her studio at home. She enjoys teaching knitting and seeing the joy people find in learning a new skill or mastering new techniques.