How would you describe (and what influences) your style?
I'm not sure really. I think there's quite a gap between how I see myself and how others see me. My shop was recently called 'funky', which was a real surprise to me because I never thought it was! What I try to do is create something modern and beautiful, and perhaps not what people might expect when they hear the word 'crochet'. It's not all shawls and doilies, not that there's anything wrong with those of course!
What one word describes you the best? Impatient!
How do you fit your crafting into your family life?
It's all very as-and-when, really. I have a 3 year old son, who I stay at home to raise, and so I'm very busy with him and his father. I get most of my work done in the evenings after my son has gone to sleep, and on the rare occasions he goes out somewhere without me I can get some done then. I've got into quite a good routine with it now, and usually manage at least an hour's designing/crocheting a day, usually more.
What is your proudest memory? The day my son was born.
What is your favourite flower and why?
Poppies. I love wild poppies and the oriental variety. It's just that wonderful splash of red against the green/brown of the garden or field. They're so cheery and full of life.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and why?
Nick Cave. Because I fancy him! And I've been a fan of his since I was a teenager, and I think he would be a charming dinner guest.
I don't think there were many things I didn't want to be at some point! Checkout girl in Marks and Spencer, butcher, vet, dancer, police officer, all sorts of things. I've always been fairly aimless, career-wise!
What are your plans (in terms of your crafting) for the future?
I'm planning to start experimenting with freeform crochet, and I'm really looking forward to creating some things with that. I'm also planning some larger pieces, like wall hangings, some abstract and some depicting landscapes or seascapes. It's just a question of when I can find the time!
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