More About the Author
Kayte Terry has been making things for her entire life. As a kid, she and her mom were always making costumes, baking cookies and constructing elaborate dioramas.
Today, Kayte works as a stylist, writer and all-around crafty lady living in Brooklyn, NY. Kayte worked as a Visual Manager at Anthropologie in New York City for five years, overseeing all merchandising and displays in the stores and assisting the Corporate Visual teams with Store Openings and Press Previews.
Kayte contributes as a stylist and crafter for magazines such as Adorn, Cutting Edge, Craft Stylish, Crochet Today, Parents and Quick and Simple. She was the fashion and prop stylist for Diana Rupp's popular sewing book, Sew Everything Workshop and contributed a project to Susan Beals' recently released book, Bead Simple. Kayte is a weekly contributor to Craft Stylish.com and has contributed articles to HGTV Ideas magazine, Getcrafty.com, CRAFT zine and the Storque on Etsy.com. Kayte continues to freelance for Anthropologie, working on holiday displays and special projects.
Kayte has a small line of crafts called This is Love Forever that she sells on Etsy, at craft fairs such as Renegade Craft Fair and the Bust Craftacular and through selected boutiques. Almost everything Kayte makes is one of a kind; she loves to try new things and has sold everything from jewelry and pincushions to altered vintage clothing and plush fabric food. This is Love forever is also the name of Kayte's blog, where she showcases her own work as well as other she finds inspiring. This is Love Forever gets over 1000 hits a day.
Kayte has always been a dedicated member of the crafting and design community. She was a founding member of the Department of Craft, a New York based design collective that includes Megan Nicolay, author of Generation T and Enid Crow, an accomplished fine art photographer. She was also the fashion show coordinator for LadyFestEast, a grassroots festival founded to support women in the arts. Currently, Kayte is an active member of the New New Etsy team where her responsibilities include editing the blog and coordinating advertising for their craft fairs. She also works with several other craft groups to throw monthly Craft on Draught parties, where they teach and assist people with their craft projects.
Kayte's most exciting project to date is her first book, Complete Embellishing published in July 2008 from UK publisher Collins and Brown. Featuring thirty-five embellishing projects for apparel, accessories and home, complete Embellishing really shows off Kayte's range of crafty knowledge and her vintage yet sophisticated aesthetic.
Kayte is currently working on her second book, Applique Your Way and a companion craft kit, both due in fall 2009 from Chronicle Books.