Hi there! I’m Stacy J, founder of Handmade by Stacy J. I’ve been crocheting since before I could write my name and learned how to knit in January of 2018.
Fiber has been a passion of mine for many, many years! I remember a time in 3rd grade when I was crocheting by the classroom door during a recess break. One of the “cool” kids was whispering to her friends about how neat it was that I could do this trick with yarn and a hook. That stuck with me throughout my life.
When I was young, my mom subscribed to many crochet magazines and I would find a pattern that I liked. She’d buy me the yarn and made sure I had the hook. But, then guess what happened? The finished piece would never match the pattern because I would inevitably customize it to be unique. That’s when I learned that I should get into designing. Although I love and appreciate patterns and the designers, I would always stray. So, here we are!
I’m a mom, a wife and an artist – Not only do I create with yarn, I also paint, do photography (I was a professional photographer for almost 30 years) and also do graphic design. I have a wonderful hubby, 2 boys (ages 22 and 19), 4 fur babies (Roscoe, Bucket, Moxxi and Fritter), as well as too many snakes to keep track of!
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