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Play Crafts came about after a late night conversation among friends about the lack of tools available for crafters. But we didn’t want to just make any tools, we wanted ours to be easy and fun to use, because creativity should be fun! Our goal is to provide tools that get out of the way of your creativity and let you chase your inspiration.

Play Crafts is made up of a team of crafters and creator, and we love helping bring out the inner (or not-so-inner) artist in everyone!

The Team

Anne Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech: Anne is a quilter, color enthusiast, artist, programmer, and professor of Digital Media, and has a PhD in computer science. She is in charge of keeping the blog up to date when she has free time from her day job (which is apparently never). You can find her on instagram as @playcrafts. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her partner and two cats and used to have a giant dog.

Gillian Smith, Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Gillian is a quilter, craft dabbler, artist, and professor of game design, and has a PhD in computer science. You can find her on instagram as @gillianms. She lives near Worcester, MA with her family and her medium sized dog.

Jane Pinckard, Associate Professor of Practice, USC: Jane is a knitter and novice sewer, and her background is in game development and game journalism. She teaches game design and you can find her on twitter (@miyukijane). She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and tiny dog.

We’d love to hear from you! Write us at: hello@play-crafts.com.