Bas de Braver, also known as Zabbez, is a crochet designer who creates really unique flower doll patterns. The dolls are tall and lanky, reminding me a little of the Lalylala dolls and the dolls from Edward’s Menagerie, but they are unique and original in their floral inspiration. Today we’ll learn more about them and the designer from an interview.
Jennifer Cox is a unique artist who combines crochet with painting in a way that’s original, bold and inviting. She was born and raised in New Jersey, moving to Michigan in 2000. She has training and a degree in advertising and graphic design along with fine art. Asked to describe herself simply, she says, “I’m an artist, designer and mom”. She loves anything creative but her first love is painting and now also crochet. Learn more about this talented artist and her work from the interview below.
I’m doing something a little different for this week’s edition of the celebration of Instagrammers who crochet. You can see all of the various contributions by visiting #crochetconcupiscence, #crochetsavedmylife, #hooktoheal and #mandalasformarinke on Instagram. But today, we’re going to honor the work of one fabulous featured crochet Instagrammer who shared an interview with us about the Weather Scarf she spent last year making, sharing it in stages with us using the community hashtags.
I feel so lucky to be connected to the wonderful community of people that call themselves crocheters. I always love the opportunity to learn more about each of them, whether they are crochet designers, authors, artists or just lovers of the craft. That’s why I’ve always got my eye out for interviews and profiles of people who crochet.
She shares, “I’ve never been a very confident person. Crochet gave me the confidence that I could do something myself.”
Be sure to check out this month’s issue of Happily Hooked digital crochet magazine, Issue 20, which has my “Crochet Heals” column about Cassandra who crocheted first to relax and de-stress but later found the craft to help her through the difficulties of postpartum depression.
This issue also includes my monthly column on crochet health, featuring an interview with Maggie Bausola. Maggie worked as a nurse, which she had to stop doing after she developed hospital-acquired pneumonia and treatment-resistant asthma that left her debilitated.