This interview, with Farida, is from July, 2015.
1. Tell us a little about yourself
My friends call me Ida, I’m 29 years old. I live in Kediri-Indonesia. I teach English as a second language here and love working with children and teenagers. I am fond of reading and I enjoy watching good action films. I always consider myself a homebody, I’d rather stay home when I don’t go to work. Weekends are my favorite because I have more time to crochet :)
2. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in crocheting all begin?
When I was in elementary school my art and craft teacher taught me how to use a crochet hook and create a border to fabric tablecloths. Every time I saw crochet creations (doll’s dresses, table runners, totes) I was always curious and since no one in my family knew how to crochet, I went to my best friend’s mom and asked her to teach me. As I grew up, I came across The Internet and the journey began…
3. What is your dream project?
As I love making bags, totes, purses, my dream project is tapestry bag with lots of color combination.
4. What has been your greatest challenge so far and how did you overcome it?
The great challenge is how to be very patient and pay a great deal attention to the chart you use. I took the first step to tapestry with only using 2 colors and it turned out great.
5. What is the greatest gift that crocheting has given you?
Crocheting teaches me to be patient, to carefully plan what I want and how to start, to go back to my mistake and make amend, and to be proud of myself when I finally get to the finish line.
6. What words of wisdom do you have for someone beginning to crochet?
It’s not a race so take your time and enjoy every moment of it.
(Thank-you Farida for taking the time to do this interview!)
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)