Thanks to EMMA STONE for doing this interview for us!
1. Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a 31 yr old Married mum of 1 daughter and 4 sons aged 9 and under, I work for a local supermarket as the community champion and customer service desk rep. I am actively involved with the school pta. I love to read, play games on xbox and most importantly craft. We have 5 animals and at times our home feels like a zoo, However
I wouldn’t have it any other way :)
2. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in crocheting all begin?
I was first taught to crochet by my maternal grandmother, However after about 2 months I gave up. I was only 8 or 9 and just couldn’t get my tension right. I picked it up again about 7-8 yrs ago. A magazine came out called learn to crochet, My mum asked me to pick her one up from the shop. I picked myself up one too. Since then i have never looked back. Using many ways to learn new techniques through crochet blogs and youtube.
4. What has been your greatest challenge so far and how did you overcome it?
As for greatest challenge so far, I’ve had 2. The first was my largest project ever. It took me 14 months to make because I kept getting bored. Even though I had little makes in between. It was a corner 2 corner blanket for my sisters new home, Not so new home by the time i finished it lol. [see project above]
The second was a crocheted sack person for my son Damien. He is besotted with the character who is from a video game called little big planet. I just had to surprise him for his 6th birthday. Needless to say the hard work payed off because he loves him.
5. What is the greatest gift that crocheting has given you?
One of the greatest gifts crochet has given me is friendship. Through my craft I have made many new friends, including a lovely lady who owns the local wool shop :) I help her to make items for craft fairs and we can chat for hours. The greatest friendship I have from crochet is with my mum, Its a craft that my 2 sisters could never grasp. My mum and I have a sister-like relationship and like nothing better than going wool shopping. We can sit there for hours crocheting away without a word being said and still say what a lovely afternoon.
6. What words of wisdom do you have for someone beginning to crochet?
For anyone just starting out all i can say is never give up! There were times where I struggled so bad with the little things like tension, gauge and worst of all turning stitches, when I first made a square it ended up a triangle lol, There are some wonderful teachers out there who make the craft click! There is no better feeling than completing a project and seeing the delight on the persons face who receives it. I love the sense of accomplishment that I get from my craft and I’m sure you will too.
And now, your turn, what would you like to ask Emma? (And comments/feedback, of course)
Debbie (life & crocheting have a lot in common: it's all about one stitch at a time.)