Tucson, AZ, US
2020 brought the COVID Pandemic and the shutdown of businesses and schools. However, 2019 was a difficult year for me. With lingering health issues and the loss of my job, to keep me sane, I picked up my crochet hook for the first time in over 15 years and am enjoying it more than I ever have. This craft has kept me motivated and engaged and has provided a much-needed creative avenue that I thought was lost. I am not an advanced crocheter, however, I am proficient enough to modify stitches I find in my wonderful crochet books or see on YouTube to create bottle cozies/covers and ornaments that are worked in the round instead of in rows. Very challenging but it’s a great exercise for both my brain and my arthritic fingers. With so many new techniques to learn and motifs to create, I don’t think I’ll be bored very soon. I still have a list of other crafts that I want to try out . . . journal making, paper crafting, weaving, . . .If I can just find a good ceramics/pottery class in town I'll be a very happy woman.
Classes Linda Has Taken
Iris Fold Card, How to Make a Blank Art Journal, How to Sew Potholders, Color Wheel Basics: Working with Paints and Colored Pencils, Crocheted Stones, Giving Plates: 11/14/17, Gift Wrap Sneak Peek: 11/30/17, Sewing Essentials: The Cleo Skirt, Stamped and Sewn Backpack, Eco Printing on Fabric: 12/11/18, Personal Map Making - A Daily Mixed Media Practice, Japanese Sashiko: A Daily Decorative Stitching Practice, Learn Knit Stitches for Crochet...
Iris Fold Card
Hand-Built Ceramics: A 3-Part Series
Color Wheel Basics: Working with Paints and Colored Pencils
Unconventional Book Structures
Personal Map Making - A Daily Mixed Media Practice
Crochet The Calvin Tank