Laura Strutt is a freelance journalist and the 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. She is a passionate textile designer and enjoys all aspects of sewing from dressmaking to quilting, embroidery to customizing and everything in between. Laura is the author of Arm and Finger Knitting, Knitted Baby Blankets, Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps, Modern Granny Square Crochet and Modern Weaving, also published by CICO Books. Discover more of Laura's textile designs, technique guides and crafty inspiration over on her creative lifestyle blog, www.madepeachy.com.