You put a little bit of yourself in every project you make.
For most of us, crochet is life. We live and breath double crochets and yarn overs. It’s the single activity we look forward to every day and the only thing that makes our hearts pitter patter when we stroll down the yarn isle. We live to create with our hooks, hands and favorite yarn. It’s passion.
When you’re as invested in something as we are, you put a little piece of yourself into every project you make. As we move from one project to the next, we discover a little more about ourselves – what we like and what we don’t; what colors speak to us. Every aspect of that project tells a story of where you were at that particular time in your life. We express ourselves through crochet.
Today I speak with one of the most expressive people in the world (and I admire her deeply for it), Jessica, from The Hook Nook. Jessica and I talk about the importance of expressing yourself through your craft and why that’s important for us as makers. She’s full of tips to incorporate yourself into every project from color to texture.
One of my favorite quotes from Jessica is this:
Find something that just really speaks to you and inspires you to want to make more.
She’s been to a place of burn out – where she crocheted things that did not “speak” to her. Thank goodness she came back to her place and started expressing herself through her crochet instead of for reasons that no longer inspired her!
- About Jessica and her journey from casual maker to full time crochet designer and Etsy seller now to blogging.
- How to “express” your individual style and personality through crochet.
- About a particular project that expresses “Jessica” perfectly and how to find your own.
- Why expressing yourself through crochet is so important in modern day crochet.
- How crochet clothing can be a perfect outlet for expressive crochet.
- How color and texture can help you express yourself and style through your projects.
Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to listen to one of the most interesting episodes of the B.hooked Podcast yet!
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