Taught by my grandmothers, I began crocheting around the age of 12.
As a teenager I was very busy in extra-curricular activities at school
so I was content knowing the basics of crochet. I created simple
scarves and moved on to simple afghans.
When I reached my early 20’s my desire to learn more about crochet
I purchased a 63-square sampler afghan pattern book and
taught myself all these “new to me” stitches while producing an
heirloom quality afghan.
I needed to be challenged so I began
searching for more advanced patterns. Over the years I have earned
many blue ribbons for my submissions in the Perry County Fair.
knowledge of crochet and crochet construction grew, so did my ability
to alter patterns to make them more “me friendly” or free-form the
item using stitches and techniques I am most comfortable using.
My affiliation with the Perry County Council of the Arts has allowed
my crocheted items to reach customers beyond my family and circle of
Spotting total strangers wearing my original hats is fun!
I live in the Borough of Newport with my two children, a boy age 16
and a girl age 11, as well as my six cats who enjoy my yarn almost as
much as I do.
I am a Professional Member of the Crochet Guild of America, as well as
a “Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques”.
I work as a
Contract Crocheter / Pattern Tester with several top-name crochet
designers in the industry.
My contract work has been photographed and
published in many books, magazines and websites.