About the Designer
My name is Joanna Marshall and I live in Oxford, UK.
I love knitting and stitching.
I love the texture of wool, I enjoy the repetitiveness of knitting and I love creating dolls from a variety of inspiration. I have loving memories of knitting with my mother from an early age and the passing of her knowledge to me, which was passed to her from my Great-Granny Sykes. I now love passing this tradition onto my children.
I have combined my interest of historical and national costume into my doll designs. My dolls are based on Grodnertal/ Dutch Wooden Dolls.
My needlework designs are based on art, my biggest influence is Folk Art/ Naïve Art. I take my inspiration from history, costume, personal experience, nature and art.
My work is completely original and my designs are simple to make. All my knitting patterns are worked flat, with two needles, but they are easy enough to knit on the round.
I hope you enjoy looking at my patterns, as much as I enjoy designing them.
You can contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org