About me [aka Kathreen Ricketson]

I started blogging back in 2004, fresh out of art school with a couple of little kids in tow, with Redcurrent. Then in 2006 I launched Whipup.net and have been blogging ever since. I have authored some books: Whip Up Mini Quilts (Chronicle 2010) and Little Bits Quilting Bee (Chronicle 2011). And a series of children’s craft books for Hardie Grant - they are called Kids’ Crafternoon and are aimed at 8 to 12 year olds. And am working on a couple more now.

I wrote a regular eco craft and lifestyle column for Treehugger back in 2007, then she started quilting and writing books for Chronicle. In 2010 I wrote a semi-regular craft column for Woman’s Day Australia. In between all of this I worked as the designer at Art Monthly Australia Magazine.

You can read some old stuff about me at CraftSanityCraftyPodCraftZine (and again at craftzine), CraftBoomDesign*Sponge, BIG kids magazine, Paper n stitch, Go make me,  - and I have an old bio thingy here.

More recently I have been writing, editing, designing and publishing a kids e-magazine: Action Pack.

You can find out more about what I up to at KathreenRicketson.com


Whip up:
to prepare quickly. to create. to manufacture.
to build. to invent. to conceive. to push.
to upset. to incite. to provoke. to excite.

Whipup.net brings the best original and exciting crafts to the attention of many.
Whipup.net is a community of artists, crafters and makers who share ideas in a central space.

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Reviews: Book are reviewed by the editor and several freelance reviewers. We do not receive compensation for reviews – we do however receive a review copy of the book reviewed. We also link our reviews to Amazon where we have affiliate links. We review mostly craft books, but also lifestyle, cooking, gardening and sometimes novels too!

Roundups: We do roundups on a regular basis – all sorts of topics are covered – from quirky knitting patterns to online embroidery resources to crochet flower patterns and everything inbetween.

Guest bloggers: We do a couple of guest blogger series each year – where guest bloggers are invited to contribute an article, essay, story, pattern or tutorial: topics covered include everything from extreme craft and craftivism, personal essays and inspiration stories to tutorials and patterns.

Whipup tutorials: We also publish original tutorials and patterns on whipup – anything that takes our fancy – and we take guest contributions for original designs too.

Newsletter: The editor writes a weekly newsletter that you can also subscribe to via email. This newsletter is a treasure trove of interesting links and craft news as well as a brief look at the past week at whipup.net

email me: kathreen[at]whipup.net to find out more

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