Hi, this is my first blog post on my new website. I am just going to waffle a bit and introduce myself. My name is Fran, shortened from Frances, which I only get called now if I am either really naughty or up in court. I have been knitting, sewing and crocheting from my pre teens to adulthood. Some may say I am an expert. I would say no to that, I do know a lot, but am always learning.
I have made clothes all my life, my wardrobe is full of knitted, and crocheted garments as well as frocks and skirts. I seldom wear trousers, not because I am a frilly feminine woman, but because I am short and chubby. Gone are the days of jeans and cropped trousers. Although I do love a good pair of shorts.
My writing style will be informal and some humour will always creep in. So be prepared. I am called a knitwear and crochet designer, but I am just a woman who likes to make things.
I try to encourage everyone to have a go. Everything I have learnt has been the result of lots and lots of mistakes.
When I run a workshop, I tell everyone, that nothing is impossible if you try. The worst thing you can say is 'I can't do that', positivity is the key. No, I haven't turned into a Zen Knitting Guru, I just think it's all about laughing when things go wrong and trying again. After all, it's only knitting/crochet/sewing, not the end of the world if you drop a stitch or muck up a pattern.
I will try to write a blog post once a week. They will be a mixture of knitting and crochet and I will tag each accordingly.
The title of this post is called 'I never look good in a hat'. I have included some pics as proof and they will describe me much better than words can. I don't take myself seriously at all.