About the artist
Hello! I'm Kate. Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you're interested in my work and my website.
From a very young age, I was exposed to creating handmade things. My mum was -and is- very crafty and as soon as I showed interest in creating things too, she jumped on the opportunity.
It actually did begin with cross-stitching. I would work on these teeny little patterns you could complete within a 4" hoop (mostly of flowers). At the time, I didn't appreciate how quickly I picked up the skill since I was a pre-teen, but it never left me.
For a while I dabbled in brazillian embroidery which I actually won ribbons for at my local annual show a couple of times.
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Stitch People Podcast
If you ever hope to meet Superwoman – today’s the day! How does she do it? Kate Anderson keeps so many plates spinning in her life, and still makes time to stay creative with her cross-stitching, embroidery, font/alphabet design, and stitch-alongs! Prioritizing her mental health, and executing tricks to keep herself accountable and focused, Kate clearly has a knack for organization and a very (impressively) large heart.
Getting ready to teach a bunch of people online about fonts back in Nov 2020!
When did you start learning needlepoint?
I began learning how to cross-stitch when I was about 8 years old. My mum taught me while I used a tiny little kit of a red flower (if I recall correctly!). When I finished it, I gifted the piece to my mum as a Mother's day present.
After taking a long break, I picked up hand embroidery at about 13 years old when I learnt brazilian embroidery with my mum. I even entered some pieces into local fairs' competitions and won some ribbons for my work!