Laura Strutt is a passionate designer and enjoys knitting and crochet, as well as dressmaking, quilting, and hand-lettering. She is a former Editor of Craft Business magazine, the leading trade publication. She launched Sew magazine, a monthly contemporary stitching title, in 2009 and continued as Editor until 2012, leaving to pursue freelance work. Laura is the author of several books, including Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps, 35 Knitted Baby Blankets, Modern Granny Square Crochet, and Arm and Finger Knitting, all published by CICO Books. Discover more of Laura's designs, technique guides, and crafty inspiration on her creative lifestyle blog, www.madepeachy.com. Laura lives in Colchester, Essex.