We head to Horten in Norway to meet #FeaturedMember Hannah, who loves to dabble with and try new crafts!
Featured Member Interview
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
As a budding young crafter, I was looking for some crochet patterns for beginners and came across CO+K. The rest is history.
What projects are you currently working on?
Currently, I'm working on a crocheted hooded cape that I hope to finish by Halloween (You can check it out here: https://www.bonitapatterns.com/products/crocodile-hooded-cape?variant=281822228 ). I always seem to get crafty with wool at this time of year, resulting in many a warm thingamajig being made to ward off the cold.
The next big 'project' I hope to work on involves starting a family with my lovely husband. Wish me luck! :)
- June 12, 2011
- Horten, Vestfold, Kingdom of Norway
- Featured Projects
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What does your craft space look like?
I usually just craft at my very messy computer desk, nothing particularly special about my set up but I do feel that it a lot of my character is expressed in it. I purchased this cozy corner desk at IKEA and love the shelf space and the enclosed feeling of it, perfect for crafting, gaming and reading. Its never as neat as it is in this picture, I made a special effort just for you guys. I'll give a point to anyone who knows what show that tiki is from!
You may notice a penguin or two...Or seven. Yeah, I may have a slight obsession. The cute colourful one near my computer mouse was made for me by my little sisters, little crafters in the making :) My lovely sewing kit was actually purchased for only £1 and is something I cherish.
Which tool or craft supply do you use the most?
All the wool! Gosh, so much wool. A downside of moving abroad was that crafting supplies including my precious wool is a great deal more expensive. Plus, my grandmother is unfortunately no longer around to donate her scraps and cast-offs to me anymore.
What do you craft along to?
I love to listen to a variety of things, but usually not something I need to pay particular attention to. Often its something like funny movie reviews on Youtube or the RoosterTeeth podcast. If not, then I'm probably on Spotify listening to Ninja Sex Party (seriously, check these guys out on Youtube!), Imagine Dragons or something of the rock/metal genre.
To name a few favourites: Disturbed, Skillet, Wisdom, Battle Beast, Pentakill, Sabaton. All bands I enjoy very much but I must confess, my favourite song of all time is 'Africa' by Toto, followed closely by 'Hold the line'. A stark contrast perhaps, but you've got to appreciate classics.
hannah's Most Popular Projects
It's hard to pick an absolute favourite craft. I think cake baking/decorating is dear to my heart, but it can be difficult. I often bite off more than I can chew and find that by the end of a big cake project I swear I'll never do it again!
Crocheting is probably the craft I use most frequently, it's very calming to zone out and just let motor function take over.
I often love making articles of baby clothing and even tried for a short time to run an Etsy store selling such items while I was in university. I love to give them away to friends/family who need them and then donate the rest in charity bins. They're projects I can have a lot of fun with and they take a lot less wool than larger craft projects. Plus, I can be so much more adventurous with colours when it's for kids!
hannah's Top Crafts
If you could learn one new craft or make anything, what would it be?
I have always wanted to get better at sewing and I really hope to improve to the point where I can sew my own clothing. Something I am working towards sewing is my own "bunad", the cultural dress of Norway where I now live. They are exceedingly expensive national costumes and their manufacture is so heavily regulated that you can only learn to make one from official state-funded classes which are also pretty pricey. I aspire to design and make my own which incorporates elements of culture from my homeland too.
Who are your crafting heroes?
I'm not sure that I exactly have crafting heroes. When I was younger I was inspired by the show "Project Runway" and idolized some of the contestants I saw on there.
Besides that, I think Cat Morley has been someone I have admired right here on CO+K. She seems like such a dedicated crafter and she abounds creativity and talent. Another enviable skill is her presentation of projects, which just comes across as very professional and well done.