Sit back, relax and come along with us as we get to know another fabulous crochet designer this week. This time we get to Meet and Greet Julie from ACCROchet!
Meet and Greet Julie! Let's relax and take a few moments to get to know this talented lady. I will ask the questions we're all dying to know the answers to, and she'll give us an idea of how crochet inspires her and fits into her world. I can't think of a better way to spend my morning!
What is the first project you ever made? The Art Scarf (mine, pictured right)
What is your favorite crochet hook? 5 mm. It just seems to work with a huge variety of weights. My ultimate favorite is my Furls Candy Shop 5 mm.
What is your favorite yarn? Julie Asselin Hand dyed. Her colours and bases are perfect.
Why did you start crocheting? Knitting didn't stick. It stressed me out. A friend of mine was super into crochet, and I loved the speed with which she could complete projects. I tried it, and have never been able to stop since!
Where is your favorite place to crochet and why? My living room or patio. Or the car. It takes the boredom out of pretty much any long drive, and it makes me feel productive when I binge watch Netflix.
“Crochet is only a small number of stitches worked in endless ways.”- Julie
What is your most favorite project you ever made and why? That changes daily.. but today I'd have to say I really love the Granite & Quartz shawl I designed. The colours are just perfect. (pictured left)
What is your favorite crochet stitch? Half-double crochet. It's just more involved than the single crochet, and more graceful than the double or treble crochet. And so versatile!
What would be your crochet, dream come true? I've been living most of my dreams of retreats, stashing, conferences, etc. I even met Doris Chan in Charleston SC at the CGOA conference. Now I want my own crochet book.
When did you know crochet was a passion of yours? When people started commenting that I was never sitting without it! Or that I couldn't go anywhere without a project bag =)
What crochet designer do you admire most? Doris Chan: everything she designs is a winner. Her technique is perfect: no seaming, most of the time, and after a while, you figure out how to adjust things yourself. The foundation chain is also the greatest gift to crocheters in a long while.
Do you have any advice for crocheters? Take it one row at a time. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed by the language. Crochet is only a small number of stitches worked in endless ways. AND always get the very best tools and fibers you can afford.
Where can fans find more information about you, your blog and on social networks?
Thanks Julie, it was a pleasure to get to know you better! We're all looking forward to what's next for you and ACCROchet!