2020 Filet CAL Hostess Feature – Meet Emma

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Time for installment three of our 2020 Filet CAL meet-the-hostess. Be sure to show Emma some love and give her a follow on her social feeds if you don’t already!

Meet Emma of @stitchedupbyemma

Location: Derbyshire, UK

Years Crocheting: 20+ years

Favorite Color(s): Blues

First Project: Granny Square Blanket

Favorite Make: Pokemon Blanket

Tell us about your family life!

I am 34. I have a wonderful Husband, we’ve been married nearly 5 years and been together nearly 10. We have 2 beautiful children. A boy who’s 4 and a girl who’s 1. I work in the Pathology labs at a hospital and have been there for over 12 years now.
I have been able to crochet and knit for over 20 years. I have always loved knitting but that past 5 years I have become obsessed with crochet. My nan taught me to do both. My first crochet project was a granny square blanket.

Favorite Hooks? I don’t have a favourite brand of hook. I brought an unbranded pack off amazon that had a rubber handles and use those!

Favorite Yarn? My favourite yarn is probably Womens Institute soft and smooth Aran. It’s just amazing to work with. 

Why do you crochet? I crochet because I find it relaxing, and very therapeutic and need a creative output. 

What has been your favorite crochet project?

My favourite make so far is a pokemon blanket that I made for my son when I found out I was pregnant. I used Tunisian simple stitch. It was my first time doing tunisian crochet and threw myself in the deep end. It took 9 month to make as I kept adding squares to it and I finally finished it when my boy was 6 months old. 

Do you enjoy any other crafts? I have always loved crafts and have tried a lot from polymer clay,  quilling, beading, 3D beading, Jewellery making, viking knitting and theres still more I would love to try. I have started to dabble with stitch markers and handmade crochet hooks which I am enjoying and hope to do more with.

Find & Follow Emma-

Instagram: @stitchedupbyemma

Facebook: Stitched Up by Emma

Patterns & Finished Handmade Items on Etsy: Stitched Up by Emma

Love Crafts: Stitched Up by Emma

Thank you so much for being a part of the hostess team, Emma!

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