Trixi Symonds is the founder of the worldwide sew-together phenomenon Sew a Softie, which has been featured in?Simply Sewing,?Homespun,?Handmade,?Casa Creativa,?Love Patchwork and Quilting,?Little U?from Uppercase, and many more. A designer and teacher with over 25 years?experience, Symonds has held workshops in Kyoto, Amsterdam, and Melbourne, and in venues all over her home city of Sydney, including the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Australia Museum. She is also the author of?Sew Together Grow Together, which offers 20 hand-sewing projects that bring parents and children together through sewing. Symonds was asked to design a simple-to-sew Ugly Doll by the promoters of the UK release of the?Ugly Dolls?movie and designed a piranha softie for Aaron Blabey? book?Piranhas Don? Eat Bananas.

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