Map 29

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Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Introduction Hello! My name is Ann Marie. I am a late blooming designer and crafter with no formal training but a great passion for making and buying quirky, high quality handmade goods. I learnt to knit, crochet and embroider at an early age but could never use a sewing machine, in fact I avoided it at all costs. In 2005 at the age of 37, I had a change of heart and enrolled in a Beginner’s Sewing Course at Melbourne's CAE. I have been passionate about sewing and designing ever since and make a point of sewing everyday. Map 29 was born when looking for a quirky, one off gift to give a friend in memory of our childhood friendship and where we lived. I made her a purse with her current address on one side and our childhood street on the other. She loved it as much as I’d enjoyed making it. In 2009 I signed a licensing agreement with Ausway and Universal Publishing who produce the Melway, Sydway and Brisway and UBD Street Directories so that I could print their maps onto fabric.