Image by Vladimir Proskurovskiy


My name is Lara. I’m a 30-something living on the sunny coastline of South Australia with my husband and our daughter.


I started designing cross stitch patterns in 2017, and opened my Etsy store in early 2018. Soon I expanded my business to include all sorts of fibre and paper craft. I find inspiration for my art in pop culture, history, nature, and everyday life. 

When you wander around this website, you’ll find an eclectic selection of tutorials, craft projects, reviews and events. And hopefully a free pattern or two!

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out Carnelian Craft on Instagram and Facebook.

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"Lara is very knowledgeable and willing to share her ideas & craft."

Michelle Sauerwald

"Outstanding! Loved it. Lara is very knowledgeable & nothing is too much trouble."

Wendy Watchman

"Great class, very informative and fun."


"Great atmosphere. Teaching was clear and easy steps to follow."