Joan Hinds, owner of Fancywork and Fashion, has authored over eight doll fashion pattern books and is the author All Dolled Up, Doll Fashion Studio and the upcoming Doll Costume Dress Up. Joan continues to design costumes for dolls and also teaches needlework and sewing around the country for shops and guilds. She appeared on the PBS series America Sews with Sue Hausmann and is a regular on Nancy Zieman's show. Joan is an avid collector of embroidery and textile folk art from around the world. She attends 3-4 major industry shows a year.