My love of needlecraft began in 1982 under the guidance and encouragement of more than one teacher. Over the years I have ventured in to many forms of needlecraft: tapestry, knitting, cross stitch, hand embroidery, crochet and patchwork. I taught myself to read crochet patterns at a young age and am able to tweak patterns and make them work for yarns that I prefer to use.
Being a needlecrafter is one of those hidden pleasures in life. With all the hustle and bustle around me, I am able to immerse myself in my craft, switch off from the world around me, and quite simply, create.
Watching an item come to life under your hand, after endless hours of preparation and at times, procrastination, is very self-satisfying. When we create, we grow…well, I do. I grow in patience; needlework takes time. I become more mindful of myself and those around me. I am able to just be me, without judgement or ridicule.
When I teach, I encourage my students to follow my example; to switch off from the world around them, leave the baggage outside for a few hours and immerse themselves in their craft.
Creativity feeds the soul….and we could all do with some Soulfood!
So, I invite you to join me on my needlecraft adventure.
Come along and Create With Hook & Yarn, Relax And Learn and Build Friendships.