Katie Allen

IMG_4121Katie Allen is a journalist, editor and self-professed life-long crafter. She originally studied journalism and over the last seven years has written and edited for a number of publications.

Katie previously worked at Knitting MagazineThe Dolls’ House Magazine, and was web editor of publishing trade magazine The Bookseller and for We Love This Book. In 2009, Katie started up her own DIY feminist magazine, Fat Quarter, and later set up a ‘craft-zine’, She Aims to Please.

As both a talented writer and keen crafter, Katie regularly contributes features, craft projects, reviews and interviews to publications such as Mollie Makes, Cloth and Simple Things. Her first book, JUST SEW STORIES, was published by Hardie Grant UK in October 2012 and provides the reader with 25 fun, original craft gift projects. She is currently a freelance copywriter and editor of embroidery magazine Hoop-La!