Carolyn Manning Designs

"I got my start about 15 years ago (in 2000), primarily designing for magazines after I found cross stitch software and discovered that I could create my own patterns using the sketches that I always seemed to be making. In 2004 I lost my job due to a downsizing of the company, and that was when I turned my focus toward producing designs for retail. I find myself influenced by nature and folklore, and I also have a fascination with textiles, fiber, and other needlework techniques that I hope to start incorporating into my designs. I have also been doing a fair amount of work for Just Cross Stitch Magazine." Carolyn