As a kid I always had to be making something. My Oma (grandmother) taught me how to crochet when I was about eight. I went round and round in circles for a while, costers, doilies. I picked up and put down my hooks over the years. I still was obsessed with making things. I did a design degree at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney and then a PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra. It was during my PhD that I really picked up my hooks and started making lots of things for R&R. I made scarves and hats and a cross-country ski outfit and pants and dresses and still crocheting. I joined a spinning group where the members taught me to spin. They helped me buy a fleece from a local wool shed and that is just so much fun spinning and dying and crocheting from scratch. Now I have established my own business, Studio Strezii, to support creative communities locally and online. At the moment my focus is helping members of my spinning group sell their handmade items online through Etsy and at the local Cooma markets.