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Dr Nicol Faasen

Nicol Faasen has a doctorate in education at the University of Stellenbosch. He has held various teaching positions, including head of department, head of a teacher centre, senior subject advisor and head of curriculum development of the Western Cape Education Department.

Since 1998 he has been the publisher and edited of a number of educational books. He is a board member of the Accessible Books Consortium, an international project of the United Nations that provides reading material to the visually impaired.

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Megan Faure

Megan Faure (B.Sc OT, OTR) graduated as an occupational therapist from the University of Cape Town and specialized in sensory integration and neurodevelopmental therapy. She has since worked in paediatrics in both America and South Africa, in the past 12 years exclusively with fussy babies and those with sleep and feeding problems.

She presents lectures for sensory integration and infant sensory integration specialisation courses and other professional development lectures. She has presented at the Erikson Institute, Chicago, for the SI Network in London, the NCT in the UK and for SAISI and WCAIMH in South Africa.
Megan writes articles for numerous local and international parenting magazines and has been published in professional periodicals. She is an active member of SAISI and the secretary of the Western Cape Association for Infant Mental Health. She is the co-author of the bestsellers Baby Sense, Sleep Sense, Feeding Sense, and owner of the Baby Sense company.
Megan is married with three children and lives in sunny Cape Town.

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Michelle Felder

Michelle Felder has loved sewing and making things since childhood, and is always creating something. She travelled the world after completing a degree in Home Economics at the University of Stellenbosch. Living in Germany for several years gave her ample opportunity to hone her skills in various crafts.

Her passion for teaching children how to sew and do basic embroidery developed into Cupcake Country, a mail-order business offering a wide range of pre-assembled cupcake kits as well as workshops. She is a button fanatic and is forever finding new ways to create jewellery and accessories, using some of her thousands of buttons. Michelle lives in Oranjezicht, Cape Town.

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Monica Fischer

Monica Fischer is the creative force behind Creaticca Studio, based in Melkbosstrand on the beautiful West Coast of South Africa. They supply craft metal, texture plates, embossing kits and accessories.

Creaticca Studio’s metals can be hand or machine embossed, antiqued, cut, inked and stuck onto almost any surface. Their texture plates are used for craft metal embossing, pewter repousse, ceramics, clay, leather, paper craft, jewellery-making, sugar craft, pottery and scrap booking. They are designed to be used with most embossing machines and so take the hassle out of repetitive work, but can also be used for traditional hand-embossing methods. The product range is constantly expanded as new products are developed. View the products at

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Carolyn Foster

Carolyn Forster started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study textiles.

Since graduating, she has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting. Carolyn lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and son.

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Margaret Fourie

Margaret Fourie had more than 25 years of experience in business before being ordained as an Anglican priest in 1994. Her experience includes running a national consultancy in leadership and personal development. She is also an experienced communications trainer. She serves on the boards of various Trusts, including that of the Trauma Centre. She has two daughters and two grandchildren, and lives in Hogsback.

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Angie Franke

Angie Franke: artist, former high school teacher and author of nine books (with Monique Day-Wilde and Metz Press), has always been passionate about the arts. She currently resides high on a hill with a wonderful sea view in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

She divides her time between working in rural upliftment programmes for Community Art schools attached to the Nelson Mandela Bay University, teaching dyeing, printing, painting and drawing from her home studio and indulging herself in exploring fibre arts and all forms of print making and mixed media.

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Books by this Author:
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Decorative art small cover
Druktegnieke by dosyne small cover
Prints galore small cover
Outside art small cover
Designs galore small cover
Fast art small cover
Simply fabulous fabric small cover
Slim kuns small cover
Smart art small cover
Fabulous fabric paint small cover
Veelsydige lapverf small cover
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