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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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Angie Franke has always been passionate about arts and crafts. She teaches several disciplines from her studio at home, drawing
on her wide range of interests and experiences. She does commissions in liturgical art and develops projects as an interior/exterior
designer at a garden centre.
Angie and co-author Monique have been friends all their lives. Now living in different parts of the country, they stay in touch, still sharing
knowledge and experience. Both really enjoy teaching and working with people, following their journey of self-discovery through
creative expression. They have a huge fan base and remain a popular choice to teach at national workshops and have presented
some of their striking projects on TV. They have written eight books.
This cane looks really exceptional and is not at all difficult to make. You can use either soft pastel colours or lovely bright hues to make the cane.Read More