Next week (07/14/14) my guest will be the very talented Australian crochet designer, teacher and author Jenny King.
She has been designing in crochet since about 10 years of age… well before she knew it was called designing… just making what she wanted without a pattern. Then, at age 12, she made her first crochet bikini from a pattern in a magazine. There were lots of designs in every magazine as it was the 70’s and crochet was supreme! Then the patterns for crochet dried up so she just grabbed a Vogue Knitting magazine and crocheted to the schematics in Vogue. Didn’t everybody? Apparently not. She crocheted her first bikini commercially and sold it to a boutique in Byron Bay at age 15. Many years have passed and many projects have been created. Now Jenny is all about teaching crochet and writing the patterns for others to make her designs. And the reason for this is that she would like everyone to feel the sense of satisfaction that comes from creating a work of art, the sense of peace that comes from crocheting and the ability to open up the brain with the satisfying rhythm of repetitive stitching. She believes that taking time out each day to stitch is both therapeutic to the body and brain and will always keep it young. So she is attempting to take over the world one crocheter at a time so that everyone can have this pleasure. Jenny will be our first guest from Down Under. And I’m delighted to be able to share this preeminent crochet designer with all of you. I hope you’ll tune in for this show. It should be a lot of fun… and heck… you’ll love her accent.