I am a full time Administrative Assistant for the Westborough Wastewater Facility. So my day job is fully office-work and in the evenings I focus on fiber arts. I grew up in Southern Delaware and was taught to crochet when I was 5 by my paternal grandmother. I didn't keep up with it but when I was a freshman in college, my friend and I attended a stitch n bitch meeting on her college campus (University of Delaware) and we learned to knit together. From there, we taught ourselves via youtube and blogs how to do everything we know now. I also re-learned how to crochet that year. I met my husband when he and I were both living in Baltimore. He's from Hudson which is what brought us to Massachusetts. Once we moved up here, I was looking around for different yarn stores and found Craftworks! I reached out about being a sample knitter for them and then was asked to teach classes in both knitting and crochet.
I knit and crochet with some slight dabbling in Tunisian crochet. My motivation stems from relaxation and finding a way to wind down each evening. When I had children, it quickly turned into a way to make clothing for them and to get them involved in my craft. I have my son pick out colors for anything I make him. My daughter is still too young (3 weeks old this week) to get a say though haha. I love teaching the craft to others because it's such an easy thing to get in to but so many are so intimidated by it. I love showing someone that they can create an object with their own hands with just a few simple steps.