About Joan Hinds

As of December 31, 2016, I will be retiring after 27 years in business as Fancywork and Fashion. Following liquidation of my personal inventory, my books will continue to be available through FWCommunity, Amazon and Ebay .

As the owner of Fancywork and Fashion, Joan has written seventeen books of doll clothing patterns, as well as two books with machine embroidery and international embellishment ideas. Her last book, Doll Costume Dress Up, has patterns and instructions for twenty playtime and Halloween costumes for dolls. In 2011, Joan appeared in a two-part series called 30-Minute Doll Clothes on Sewing with Nancy, featuring doll clothing that can be sewn in 30 minutes or less. She also has appeared several times on Sewing with Nancy featuring her doll clothing designs and techniques. Joan enjoys sharing her creativity and love of sewing through her books, on-line newsletter, and appearances at fabric and quilt shops. Joan and her husband reside in Minnesota and love to travel and experience cultures around the world.