My name’s Gemma, and I make and design all sorts of strange, crafty things. I knit, weave and crochet, and I make creepy and geeky amigurimi dolls. I also design my own cross-stitch patterns, usually on some odd or radical theme.

Crafty and Devious is a place for me to share and showcase what I make and do. Other stuff is bound to creep on here – I’m also a playwriting librarian – but mostly, it’s all about the craft. I love hearing from other crafters, so feel free to comment.

I’m also part of a crafty collective called Radical Craft Adelaide. Like-minded locals are welcome to join us – flick me a comment and I’ll put you in touch!

Anyway, here’s what it is: it’s textile crafts. With Shakespeare. And zombies.


11 responses to “about

  1. Lisa

    September 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I’m part of chilled knits on Ravelry, and keen to get involved with your crafternoons and general crafy business. how do I find out about your catch ups etc etc?

    • crafty and devious

      September 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      Hey Lisa,
      If you join our facebook group (just search for Radical Craft Adelaide) we’ll keep you posted about all our crafty gatherings :)

  2. johndejong

    February 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Hi There,
    My name is John de Jong, I’m the editor of The Adelaide Post.
    I’m dropping you a quick line to let you know that I have posted a quick preview of one of your blog posts on the new website ‘The Adelaide Post’.
    ‘The Adelaide Post’ is a grass-roots website which aims to develop a hub for Adelaide content. We’ve chosen your work because we feel it is of a high standard and deserves to be showcased.
    On the site, we have given complete credit to you, and linked our post to your original article, as well as providing a link to your blog’s home address.
    If there’s any reason you would not like to have your content redistributed on our site, please let us know so we can take it down.
    Otherwise, drop us a line to let us know what you think of our project, as we love your work and hope to able to showcase more of it in the future.
    Best regards,

    John de Jong
    The Adelaide Post

  3. Jane

    November 2, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Gemma
    Love your creations. Tried to get to Radical Craft Adelaide on Facebook but only comes up with a link to your blog. Any hints? Would love to be in touch with the group and its events.

  4. Anna Bailey

    February 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Hi Gemma,

    I just came across your blog while looking for craft groups in Adelaide to contact. I’m a puppeteer, crafter and librarian in Wellington and I’m coming to the Fringe with a puppet show. The sewing box versian of the Brave Little Tailor in which everything is made out of things you find in a sewing box and giants are defeated with sewing impliments etc… It is a family show (but not really for preschoolers on account of the giant who I think has traumatised my neighbours three year old) I was wondering whether you could put me in touch with your group or let others know who you think might enjoy the show. Jack the tailor has a faceboook page on!/thesewingboxtheatre where you can see some of the puppets and the poster and info about the show. We are also having a sewing bee at the library to make some knitted/patchworked/stitched posters for me to bring of the show…I saw that you’ve been involved in yarn bombing and any help or advice you can give me with this would be great, someone has sent me measurements of the power poles in Adelaide :)


  5. brightbluesaturday

    August 31, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I nominated you for an award:
    Congrats, you deserve it!

  6. Leanne

    January 9, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Hello – just found your blog via Kate I met at E for Ethel… she recommended that I come visit your blog.
    I would love to join up the FB group Radical Craft Adelaide, and am always keen to be involved more in the community.

    Love all your crochet work :)

    • crafty and devious

      January 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Leanne! I’ve just added you to the FB group, hopefully you will be able to find some awesome things to get involved with – if it’s yarny and in Adelaide, chances are good someone will post it there!

  7. Rise..against

    October 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Hi, I’d like to send you a picture of a finished Frank The Bunny piece which I recently completed from your pattern! How do I submit it?


    • crafty and devious

      October 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      That would be SO AWESOME to see! I’ll send you my email address :)

  8. Corrina

    November 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Hey Gemma,
    Love your works! I am a winemaker based in McLaren Vale and super keen to chat to a professional yarnbomber about bombing a few of our vines!! We have our family on the crochet & knitting case, but want to see if anyone can teach us the basics. Thought you may have contacts/be interested? Of course, this is a paid gig- or a wine swap gig at least!! Would also love to join your FB group. Love to hear from you.
    Cheers & Regards, Corrina


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