Crochet Society Box 32 – Zoe Potrac

Hi! What are you up to today?

Hi J I’ve had a week off at home this week, so we’ve been out and about in Yorkshire visiting some local attractions.  Just pottering about at home today, but yesterday we popped to Standedge tunnel to have a little boat ride.  I’m fascinated by canal life at the minute and the idea of the slow pace, just chugging along and mooring up in a nice spot.  I’ve just discovered that there is a whole sub-genre of crochet for narrowboats too, so that’s a nice little rabbit hole I’ll be vanishing down!

What is your favourite type of project to crochet?

I love a good cushion, as the possibilities for different designs are endless and they’re a fairly quick homeware make compared to a blanket.

 

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Where’s your favourite place to Crochet?

I’m lucky to have my own craft room, so you’ll find me hanging out in there amongst my stash, propped up on the day bed amongst a pile of cushions with the radio on.

Which of your crochet projects are you proudest of?

It will always be the White Horses cushion that was my first ever published design.  I still think it looks great, and it will always remind me of daring to dream that I could do something different to the average 9 to 5.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced with your crochet?

I’ve always shied away from crochet garments as I wasn’t confident in shaping and grading a pattern, but I’m challenging myself to learn more about this at the minute and have begun designing baby garments to get me started with it.  I always like to be learning something new as I get bored easily!

What’s the best piece of crochet advice you’ve ever received?

Probably to weave the ends in as you go! Nothing worse than sewing in eleventy-billion ends at the end of a project!

The theme of this months box is Coffe Break, what is your favourite way to spend your coffee break?

I love a good coffee, and if I’ve got the supplies in I can spend most of my coffee break actually faffing about making the coffee and frothing the milk.  My next plan is to get a coffee grinder so I can make it fresh from the beans.

Do you have any big plans coming up?

Now that face to face events are opening up again, I’ve got plans to start bringing back my workshops.  I’ve been in touch with a few festivals running this autumn, keep an eye on my social media to find out where I’ll be popping up!

Where can people find out more about you?

I most often update my Instagram @zoepotrac, and the links there will also point you towards anything else I’m up to.

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