Six Questions with Jennifer Hansen

Tunisian Crochet: Revolutions in Color and Style! And remember, we post a new Six Questions entry every week, so keep checking back!

1. What was your first knitting/crocheting project?

My first project ever was a massive, and very ugly, crocheted blanket.  I covered the sides in fringe to try and hide my mistakes (I kept missing the last stitch of the row and my blanket was getting smaller and smaller as I progressed….). But by the end of that project, I was confident with a hook!

2. What are your three desert island knitting/crocheting supplies?

Hamanaka Crochet Hooks, Row-counting abacus and Jenkins Woodworking Hairpin Lace loom.

3. What item has been in your stash the longest?

I’ve got some vintage mohairs that I scored at the thrift store when I first started crocheting. They are gorgeous and probably 50 years old.

4. Cat person, dog person, or do pets just interfere with your knitting/crocheting time?

I used to be a cat mom and a bird mom. But then I spawned a human child and that’s the creature that just edged out all the other pets!

5. What was your biggest knitting/crocheting disaster?

Probably my first blanket project.  Or the whole chest of beautiful baby clothes that I knit and crocheted for my son while I was pregnant.  All of them were too small except for the bibs.

6. In 10 words or less, what inspires you?

People with the courage to follow their dreams.

4 Comments

Andy

I love her work. She is very inspirational. I am taking her class now and just love it. I want to see her have one in hair pin lace or broomstick maybe both.

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MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

Jennifer is the reason I keep vowing to learn hairpin lace…I’ve got a loom that I bought from her and a 1930s hairpin lace garment pattern booklet. I think I’m going to force myself to learn with a friend who also has a loom and wants to learn.

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Robi

I am taking her class as well! The class is fantastic! Very thorough and well instructed! Stitch Diva is a fantastic and “mouth-watering website, as well.
YES to Broomstick and Hairpin Lace (w/ garment construction) class on CRAFTSY !!!!
WE LUV this stuff…. and we love learning.

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JUDY

I have directions for Tunisian crochet & even attempted it quite a few years ago but gave up in frustration. See, I’m a self taught left-handed crocheter & Tunisian just seemed too difficult. Do you know anywhere that I could get left hand directions? I’ve been crocheting for at least 40 years & right hand instructions have never bothered me. If I had left hand Tunision I kow I could do it.

Thanks,
Judy

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