Kathy has been doing home crafts since she was a very young child. Her Mom jokes that she was "born with a needle in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other."
Kathy started hand sewing before she could write, and learned machine sewing on an old family treadle machine at the age of eight.
She took up a crochet hook at about the age of 12 and at about 16 she started knitting.
Kathy does many other types of crafts, including tatting, wire jewlery, yarn spinning, custom sewing, alterations, and embroidery.