About

Joanne.L

The Website

Craft Passion is a craft website with hundreds of free patterns & tutorials covering sewing, crochet, knitting, beading, paper crafts and more. The site also offers many tutorials on how to recycle unwanted materials into a useful handmade. All patterns and tutorials in Craft Passion come in full details with step-by-step photos which are easy to follow.

Started in late 2008, Craft Passion has been growing rapidly and gaining popularity and recognition and is now one of the biggest independent patterns & tutorials site on the internet.

Currently, Craft Passion accepts advertisements, affiliate programs, guest tutors posts, giveaway contributors and product reviews. If you’re interested, please fill out the contact form.

You may find some standard information under FAQ section.

The Author

Craft Passion is authored by Joanne.L, who holds a MSc. in Engineering Business Management and together with her husband, own and run an engineering company. Joanne spends most of her work-free time taking care of her 2 kids while developing patterns and tutorial for Craft Passion. Her passion in sharing crafts and positive feedbacks from readers motivate her to up her game in creating craft.

When Joanne is not crafting at home or working in the office, she sources materials online or on the ground and streets. She is constantly looking for inspiration from the latest trends and fashion and finding ways to turn them into work for her craft. If she’s in front of her computer, she is editing and compiling her tutorials and patterns to be shared in Craft Passion. Occasionally, Joanne cooks for her family and share some family recipes there.

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  1. Aloha Joanne! What a beautiful website with wonderful ideas! I happen to come across your site as I was looking for patterns to sew cute shorts for my daughter as she enters Kindergarten this year. I am inspired by your ideas! Mahalo from Hawaii!

  2. Hi Joanne! I have fallen in love with your website. I was looking for a purse pattern for my grand-daughters birthday when I came across your site. Needless to say, I didn’t stop at purses. There is so much to see and learn. I appreciate all the time spent in the details, photography, and writing. Thank you for sharing with the world!

  3. I did a post on my blog using your pattern for giant doily rug, only I diminished it. Maybe you would like to see it, even perhaps link or use my photo to add to yours. Anyway, love your blog and hope you will visit mine. Your pattern is properly linked to you.
    Thanks,
    Boo

    • Hi Boocoos,
      I just take a quick tour to your blog and found the giant doily you have made, it is very neat and nice. Great job done, Boo!!!
      Normally, if you put a link to my website, my system can catch it and link it back to you, perhaps the system is a little lazy that it missed out this one.
      Will link your doily on our Facebook Page so other fans can see your work.
      Thanks for showing us your work!!!

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  4. Hi, i want to give you congratulations for your page and the new “face” it is so preaty and easy to follow.

  5. Hello Joanne!
    I just love your website so much. You are immensely talented and i am very much inspired by you. I think i am in love with your crafts:-).
    Happy crafting & Keep sharing!

  6. Dear Joanne,

    Checked your website after reading about you in The Star. This is a fabulous website and congrats to you for making it so good, visually appealing as well as great food for eager twitching crafty fingers!
    I really want to know something, how did you started? I mean did you know at the begining how to create web pages, design and host a website and manage it? Or you hired or sought help from someone to do it for you? Your website design is clean and has smooth navigation. How do you manage that? Please if you can share some insight on putting up your website?
    Thanks,
    Arpita

    • Hi Arpita, Thanks for checking-in and welcome to Craft Passion. I started from a simple platform, blogspot, where I used a standard theme to blog for a few month. Later, I graduated to wordpress platform and I started to learn html and php things. Not easy though, perhaps with my engineering and technical basic, I self-learned and catch-up fast. A while later, my basic layout needs an upgrade and that’s where I need to hire a developer to custom design my blog layout to let it perform as I like it to be.

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  7. dear MS Joanne,
    i had read about you in the star. and thank you for you very good info in your website.

  8. Dear Joanne
    Thanks for getting back to me so quick. I just saw your page in The Star this morning and was so excited. I am always looking for practical and easy craft ideas and just reading about the steps to assemble your owl was very clear and easy to follow. So I shall copy the template to make it.
    I am also involve in a Ladies Fellowship Group in Melbourne for over 26 years and we are always looking for craft ideas for Easter and our Christmas break up.
    So , a big THANK YOU Joanne for generously sharing your skill and ideas.
    Thanks for being a blessing to me.

    • Hi Jessie, I am happy that The Star helps to connect Craft Passion to you all. Please feel free to make anything from here. It is a blessing to me that I have this precious opportunity to meet more local readers and visitors through this platform.

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  9. Dear Joanne,
    I read about you in the Star and absolutely love your website. Thank you for being so generous in sharing your ideas, tips and tricks. I cant wait to get started on some of the projects. Can you please tell me where you get your supply of yarn from? If online can I have the link. Thanks again.

  10. Hi Joanne,

    I stumbled upon your article in The Star last week and started to check out your website. And WOW!!!! What a great site with so many interesting homemade handicraft that anyone can start to do at home when they are free! FYI, I am a full time homemaker with 3 young kids. I know how to crochet since I was in primary school (I joined the Kelab Jahitan then … hehehe) and I learned how to knit from my grandma when I was studying in college. But sadly, I have forgotten all about these skills when I came out to work.
    However, after got ‘hooked’ to all your amazing your works, I dig out my hooks and needles again. And I really hope I can do something for my kids soon.
    Anyway, just to let you know, you have a very nice home and keep up the good work. And I better start go shopping for some yarns! Hahaha … have a nice day!

  11. Hi Joanne,

    We would like to call you to do a talk at UOB Malaysia in Dec. Please say you can :) as I’m sure that our staff would love to join this talk and also that is because you have lots to share for Christmas!

    Looking forward for your reply. You may contact me at 03-9221 1366.

    thank You so much!

  12. I am addicted to your blog! Admire your talentstalents and treasure the inspiration you deliver. My jaw dropped when viewing your pic of autumn mooncake ice cream shell. Please please do a tutorial! I’d like to practice for next year!

  13. LOVE YOUR PAGE REALLY NEAT,EASY TO ROAM AROUND THANK YOU LOVELY PATTERNS AND ALL THE REST THANK YOU VICKY

  14. Hi Joanne…
    Found your website is like finding a gold. It is really good and beautiful blog.
    Would you share us, how to manage your time doing everything, crafting, working and house hold things..
    The pictures, the tutorial then uploading to your blog, sound take a long time. Is somebody help you to take the picture while you are doing that craft?

    Will follow you….

    Widya

    • To be frank, I spent most of my time in crafting, photographing and preparing the tutorial post. I juggle between some easier-quick and time-consuming projects, so that I will not be running out of tutorial to write for a week or 2. While I work from home (with kids at school and daycare center), I will do my photography with natural day-light. When the sun sets, it is family time and I do steal part of the time to do my crafts too. Since we only have 24 hours a day, we need to plan well ahead and manage the time and project schedule well.

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  15. Hi…your website inspiring me…wanna try the craft..tq so much

  16. I love your site and blog…. This is amazing stuff. Thank you so much Joanne for putting it all together. Love, love, love it!!!!
    Suzie

  17. Wow! and Wow! I never subscribe to craft pages because they rarely have something new to offer. I read them all the time and glean little tips to fine tune my skills. They usually work great for a new recipe or design but never and entirely new concept. The post from May 19th on how to make yarn out of old T-shirts is all new to me. The rag rugs sound fun to try and I have looked at many patterns for weaving and they all use short pieces of T-shirt material. I didn’t like the idea of cutting such small strips that have to be knotted then I found your post. Not only will it cut my cutting time in half by doing all the strips at once but you have a great method! Thank you Joanne!

  18. I ordered your Chrochet Straw Beach Bag tutorial and am not sure how much yarn to order? They are sold in yards and you give the instructions in grams. How much would 180 grams be in yards and how much would 60 grams be in yards? I love the look of the beach bag and can’t wait to make it. Also, where is a good place to order the rafia yarn from?
    Thank you.

  19. I love your art work, you are very talented and creative. I’m learning to crochet, but find it hard to get a nice and suitable yarn in the craft store in Klang. I follow the pattern but the final result seemed like very small, is it because of the size of the yarn that I used? Any recommendation where I can get nice yarn?

    I love your website, keep up the good work! will always support you. :)

    • Hi Bee Ling,
      Weight of yarn and hook size is very important to determine the stitches gauge, hence the size of the completed project. Which brand are you using for the project that you mentioned that it is too small?
      I am not familiar any yarn shop away from Penang, thus I can’t recommend which shop you, I am sorry about this.
      Thank you for the support and I will continue to share the best out here.

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      • Hi Joanne,

        Thanks for replying. Any online website that has good quality of yarn/ hook with affordable price? And most importantly they can ship to Malaysia. :) Mind to recommend?

        The hook that I bought from the local store do not have brand, but there’s numbers printed on the hook -> 3/0 4/0 does it mean 3mm and 4mm? as the hook has 2 hooks on both end.

        Below are the details of the yarn that I purchased:
        Brand: Minlon
        Material: Acrylic 100%, weight 40g. the quality is not so good so I only bought a few.

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        • The only online store I bought from is Lion Brand but they don’t ship to Malaysia. They ship to Singapore, Hong Kong etc but just don’t ship to Malaysia. I asked a friend to take them back.
          The hook you bought is in Japanese size, the 3/0 is not 3mm but it is 2.25mm, 4/0 is 2.5mm. For conversion of other sizes, you may check here.
          Minlon is local yarn and yes, the quality is not so good.

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  20. Hi Joanne,

    Thanks for the information. Really appreciate your swift response. :)

    Perhaps I could request my friend from SG to bring back to Malaysia. :)

  21. I hope I have found the correct place to make my competition entry blog comment, I am new to all of this….:-

    I would dearly love to win the competition, as I have two sons who need bedroom makeovers and the quilts and spreads I have bought them previously have been of a very poor quality, which means ..like you, I shall have to quilt them some love by hand…but my stash is in a very sad and lean state :-(

    • Hi Valerie,
      Sorry, this is not the correct place.
      Kindly choose the giveaways that you wish to join, many of them has already closed (with the word {CLOSED} on the title. Please follow the instruction of the individual giveaway for the chance of winning.

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  22. I from Turkey I follow.You make things beautiful.

  23. I would like to know if there is a place I can purchase some sock bunnies?

    Thank you for any feed back.

  24. Hi.. do you currently offer classes in crochet? If you do, could you advice me the details pls (fees etc). Thank you.

    • Hi Ling, I don’t have in-person crochet class. You could learn from youtube, there are many great video on the basic technique. After you have learned the basic, you could do project from the pattern and tutorial from Craft Passion.
      Hope this help :)

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  25. Regarding the Turtle pin cushion:

    I am trying to get access to download the pattern for the turtle but it does not allow me. Is there any other way to get the pattern?

    plus I tried to submit this message under your contact e mail but it will not allow me without a website although it says optional

    • Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for letting me know about the contact form, it is a bug and I have it fixed.
      I am not sure why you can’t download the pattern as I have tested that it is doing fine. Anyway, I have emailed the pdf pattern to you via the email address you have typed in for this comment.

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  26. Dear Joanne,
    Thanks so much for sharing such wunderful ideas on your website!
    When I have some freetime I always come to your blog for inspiration. Just recently made your African flower crochet purse. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/429249408206180187/ ^^
    Wish you and your family all the best!!
    Kamila

  27. hi joanne, love love love your creativity and blog here. you inspire me to start doing some craft work with my daughter. but first, teach me or share some tips on how to organise all the materials that is accumulated over time. i don’t want to clutter my workspace and is terrible at organising things. if u have a picture of how you store your stuffs in your craft room, that’ll be great!!

  28. Hi Joanne! Very happy to learn that a fellow Malaysian is behind Craft Passion! You are a very creative and talented person with a heart of gold too in being so generous with your gift. I’m so looking forward to try some of the projects here especially the sock toys. Btw, thanks for the head-up about the difficulty in getting good yarn back in Msia. I started knitting here in Melbourne and would be going back to Msia soon. I would hate to find out only then that I can’t source things as easily as here. Oh, also, I love the Spotlight here! :)

    • Hi Wai, thank you for dropping by fellow Malaysian!!! Thanks for your sweet compliments as well **Happy** :) Here is a good news for you, Spotlight is coming to KL this July, you will be able to get your favorite yarn easily again when you come back to Malaysia (I am also a big fan of Spotlight). :)

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