Lynette Anderson’s love affair with textiles began at a young age when she was growing up in a small village in Dorset, England, where her grandmothers taught her to embroider and knit. Patchwork caught Lynette’s attention in 1981 after the birth of her first son, and her affinity with textiles is apparent in her work. Moving with her family to Australia in 1990 prompted the release of Lynette first patterns in 1995.
Her retail store opened its doors in 1997 and for almost ten hectic, fun filled years Lynette ran both her design company and the retail store on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Australia. In mid 2006 Lynette decided she wanted to focus full time on designing so she sold the store.
Lynette’s sophisticated naïve design style is instantly recognizable. It combines simple stitchery with applique and piecing, and inspires thousands of women around the globe. Her patterns include quilts, pillows, bags and sewing accessories.
In 2010 Lynette was able to fulfil her dream of putting her designs on to fabric when she was asked to design for Lecien Fabrics. After 10 successful fabric ranges with Lecien, Lynette has now moved to design for RJR Fabrics, with the first of her ranges to be released in 2014.
Lynette’s books are published by David & Charles. The latest series includes “Stitch it for Christmas”, “Stitch it for Spring” and “Stitch it for Autumn” and "Country Style Quilting' due for publication in October 2015
Six years after closing her first store, Lynette decided to open Little Quilt Store in 2012, located in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, where she showcases her patterns, books, hand painted buttons and fabrics. www.littlequiltstore.com.au
If you are interested in keeping up to date with Lynette's new designs, downloading free patterns and seeing what she am up to in my daily life, visit her at www.lynetteandersondesigns.typepad.com