I am inspired many times by my materials. The variety of yarn fibers, colors, textures are just so lovely. I’m also inspired by living my entire life in the northern parts of the US. Experiencing cold winters and hot summers causes one to have a large variety of clothing and accessories.
In the 6th grade, I learned to crochet for Girl Scouts. We made squares that were later sewn together to create afghans for the homeless. I stopped crocheting for awhile after that, but pick it back up when I was in high school. It was then that I discovered my love for knitting. I have been knitting and crocheting hundreds… View Post
Handmade is real. Handmade is open and true and nice! I love to make things that people can use, and I love to buy things made by a PERSON! or a FAMILY! or a FRIENDSHIP!
Different things inspire me. Sometimes it’s a color, sometimes a texture, sometimes a mood. I often catch myself watching other people’s knitwear and figuring out how it was made. Also I have quite many stitch libraries and traditional Estonian knitting patterns. leafing those through always gives me some impulses.
Buying handmade items is so much more personal than buying something from the store. Someone put their hard work into it and made it special just for you. You also know that you are helping support that person, not just a money hungry corporation. Each item a crafter makes is one of a kind, as opposed to a mass produced… View Post
I remember watching my grandmother crochet, since she lived too far from where we were living, my mom asked one of our adorable neighbors to teach me & she agreed. I first learned how to crochet & then knit when I was 9 years old and eventually made my first dish cloth which I gave to my mom. I also… View Post
All I gotta say about this featured crafter is – ponchos knit with home spun romney.