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Sarah W.
Wendy H.
Melissa Beth
Bonnie H.

Meet the Author

Hey there, can you introduce yourself?

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I aa educated as an engineer in Industrial design in 2010. I am living in Denmark with my husband and two kids. I was selfemployed for 7 years. In this period of time, I wrote my 3 books. Today I am working as a project manager for a danish design brand.

Tell us a bit about the book?

Stylish Succulents to Crochet is the extension to my book Crocheted cactuses. You can expect crocheted succulents adapted from real species. They fit to small standard flowerpots. Several sizes of soils ensure that you can make the plant fit exactly the pot you have. In this book I think the degree of difficulty has increased slightly from my first, because of the detailing on the succeulents..

What was the inspiration behind it?

When I started to write crocheted cactuses, I felt like I was not finished. So I changed to study the succulents. I have previously made a lot of amigurumi, but I wanted to crochet something that was just as good for adults. Something you could use as a hostess gifts, and which were not adishcloth.

Which is your favourite project?

It is Crassula tecta. I love it turned out so quirky.

What is your craft space like?

Right now messy. I am mostly crocheting and knitting in the cauch. But we moved last year, and I have got a big room for my crafts. It has a wall to wall shelf with stashes of fabric and yarn. I am going to finish the room this year, and it is totally my dream of a craft room.

Have you always been creative?

Yes, my mom had to bring paper to the kindergarden when I was 5 because I draw so much. When I started in school we had crafting as a subject. Combined with seeing what my mom, aunt and grandmothers could make, I found out there is no limit to creativity.

When did you first start crafting?

I started sewing and making jewellery when I was 10. When I became a mother, it was not very practical to have wires, beads and tools everywhere, so leaned how to crochet. My stash of beads went to the basement, and the stash of yarn started to take over. I learned how to knit 1,5 years ago.

Who are your crafty heroes?

I think it is a hard question because I do so many different crafts. But I am very fascinated by Vanessa Mooncies crochet patterns. I love following patterns, because it is relaxing.

Though I am really appreciating the work of Katika Art and José Dammers. because their work is so unreal. They are working with 2D crochet. I love to do that as well, but they are just a class for them selves. Really talented.

Where do you find inspiration?

The nature, Pinterest, Instagram and sometimes I get it from my kids. They have plenty of ideas.

What's next for you?

I am working on a new book. It has been on stand by for over a year. But I am back in the game :-)

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