Who am I and how did I get here?
Hi,I’m Caroline,an optimist,a crafter,teacher,learner and the one-woman-band behind Carry Yarn Stitching.
I help people discover that crochet and knitting aren’t as complicated or as baffling as they may appear.
Many of my students haven’t crocheted since they were children and want a refresher. Some have had problems learning through books or magazines (hint –it’s not because you are stupid,you just learn differently),and others have been inspired by pictures of cushions,clothes and toys in magazines or online –crochet is hot fashion!
I’ve been crocheting and knitting since I was about 5 years old,and I was the only person to take a crochet hook to primary school. Here’s a quick shot of my first project:
As a trainee teacher (it was brief,before the twins came along),I became interested in learning styles,and I understand,for example,how some people can learn from books,other people by being told,and some people just need to be hands-on. I want to make crochet and knitting accessible for everyone,which I do through:
- group classes
- talks and workshops
- private,personalised lessons
If you would like to book a class,or discuss learning to crochet or knit in the Preston area,drop me a line.
In the 30 years since I made Snakey my skills have improved,so in my shop I stock a range of gifts,bags,jewellery and kits for crafters,all handmade with love and care. If you deserve to treat yourself take a look. (or if you want someone to treat you,leave the page open
When I’m not crocheting,working here or playing with the kids,I’m probably watching Dr Who,playing computer games,running an active Craft Club in a local primary school,or teaching ICT skills to adults. I also bake great scones.
Now you know me,come along and introduce yourself…let’s chat!