Puzzle Pieces
Simply Crochet|Issue 109
Susan Walsh of Peppergoose Design loves to puzzle out putting together crochet garments, as she experiments with surface crochet, construction and complex patterns
Lucy Evans

What do you get if you mix together “science, crochet skills and previous sewist experience with a teaspoon of design training”? Head to sunny Perth, Australia, and you’ll find the answer in the form of Susan Walsh, award-winning crochet designer, head of Peppergoose Design and contributor to Simply Crochet.

A full-time veterinary surgeon for 15 years, Susan originally aspired to be an architect – and this melding of a scientific approach with a talent for visualising designs in 3D has stood her in good stead for her current crochet career. Ask her about her work and you’ll find yourself getting an inkling of what it must be like to experience a mind brimming with creativity that is constantly striving to come up with logical solutions to unique crochet ‘problems’ –from combining colours and patterns to the 3D challenges of garment construction.

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