Emma Friedlander-Collins is an upcycling and remaking champion, finding positive ways to use her craft powers for good and sharing them with anyone that wants them ;)
She started designing and selling crochet patterns in 2011. With her unique approach and unusual designs, she has established herself as an innovative designer and online success.
Her books 'Crochet Dress-Up', 'Big Hook Crochet' and '35 Crochet Bags' can be found online and in all good book stores. Although she still sells individual patterns at the place where it all began - her little corner of Etsy and more recently at LoveCrochet.
She is passionate about sustainability and continually works to discover ways to use craft and making to create communities and inspire others. She also wrangles this into her other work as a content creator for LoveCrafts presenting their sewing channel on Youtube, and lecturer in Visual Promotion where she teaches students the fine art of creating visual stories as part of a BA in Fashion Communication.
Emma has been featured in 'Mollie Makes', 'Simply Crochet, 'Inside Crochet', 'Love Crochet' and 'Crochet Now' magazines, and has contributed to a number of other online and paper publications. She has also collaborated with the lovely people at HobbyCraft, Hoooked Zpagetti, DMC, Crochyay Boxes and other scrummy yarn companies, and has had her yarn photography featured in a variety of publications from The Guardian to LoveCrochet.
She has just signed a contract to write her first upcycling book so watch this space!
You can contact her at or hop on over to her instagram account and send a message.
- Emma Friedlander-Collins – @steelandstitch