More About Me!

So if you're reading this you may know a little bit about me already from my instagram and about me page on my website. But I'm sure there are lots more things you would like to know (I promise it will be interesting!)

So lets go back a few years, I graduated uni in 2017 with a BA(hons) in footwear design and a PGDip (postgraduate diploma) in fashion and textiles a year later. At this point I had never dyed a skein of yarn in my life, I could hardly knit or crochet other than really basic stitches (meaning I could knit but couldn't purl, nor could I cast on or off without help from my mum).

When I came home after my 4 years of uni I was really struggling with my mental health and not long after a big break up, so I wanted to focus on something else and decided I would get back into crochet. I was determind to make something good even though I was still a beginner so I bought a Katie Jones blanket pattern and all the wool I needed for it so I didn't have any choice but to get on with it.

Fast forward a few months and I had caught the crochet bug bad! As soon as I finished one project I couldn't wait to start on the next. Thats when I had the idea one days while eating chinese with my mum that I would like to be my own boss and open up a bricks and mortar wool shop, after lots of research and looking at rent prices in my town I realised that wasn't going to be quite as easy as I had hoped.

I left this idea for a while as I didn't know what to do if a shop was too expensive, but had quite liked the idea of maybe dying my own wool. Then on my 24th birthday last year my parents got me a beginners kit on dying yarn and I haven't stopped from there.

It's now not even a year later and I'm still dying yarns in lots of amazing colours, I run a market stall once a month in my town, I sell my yarns at shows throughout the year and I also make things for craft fairs every now and then.

I'm so glad I decided to stick with being my own boss and went about getting a shop a different way, my aim is still to have a proper shop in my town but I don't mind if it takes me a few more years as I'm really enjoying what I'm doing at the moment and all the people I'm getting to meet along the way.

Thank you for reading this and getting to know me a bit better, I hope it wasn't too boring, and I hope to be updating the blog once a week or every other week, depending on what I have to write about or if I have time.

Charlotte x


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