Becoming a crochet ‘Designer’.

Becoming a crochet ‘Designer’.

Growing up I was never good at ‘art’.  I come form a rather large family, and I believed that being the youngest, all the talent for art had been used up.  I could not draw, not at all. And I rather liked to colour outside the lines.  Doing what I was told was never easy for me.  I liked to be daring, I must have driven my poor mother crazy – I’d do cartwheels and handstands in dresses, play in the mud, stick gum in my hair, sneak off on my bike, climb on rooftops, play where I knew I wasn’t allowed to be, and was forever purposefully getting myself lost!  I loved the freedom to be able to do and be who I wanted to be.  How did my mother put up with me?

Crochet, design, Jodie Rees, All for the love of Abbie.
Cari Gloves – Designed by Jodie Rees

Fast forward to just a few years ago.  I decided one day I’d like to knit and crochet. I’m from an age where as a child that’s how your mother spent her evenings. It was a grownups thing, so naturally I wanted to do it.  My mother would cast on and let me knit scarves and even bought me a Tomy child’s knitting machine, which I’ve still got.  But I could not remember how on earth to do it now I was an adult and mother myself.  So with the desire in my heart to crochet and knit. I got down to learning, I decided to start with crochet. Ever since I picked up that crochet hook and started learning the beautiful art of crochet, I instantly loved to create my own designs.  They didn’t always work out so well back then, but the joy of being able to craft something pretty and unique got me hooked!  It has taken me a few years to be brave enough to share my designs with the world, but they have been received so kindly by those that have purchased them as a handcrafted item, and those that have pattern tested for me. I’ve finally found the courage to unleash my creativity with the world, which is scary coming from a girl who can’t draw a stick man! Instantly I found so much joy from seeing those locally that have tried my patterns, have loved them, and found so much joy themselves that they’ve made them numerous times; is so fantastic to see and be a part of, it really is a phenomenal feeling when someone loves your design that much! So,  I’ve decided its time that these patterns are no longer just mine, its time to get those same patterns out in the world through Etsy and Raverly. And hope that they can bring the same amount of joy to those that try them.

Crochet, design, Jodie Rees, All for the love of Abbie
Myfanwy Jumper – Designed by Jodie Rees

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