Yakira

Maryland, USA

I've been sewing and crocheting since I was 7 or 8. By the time I was 12 I was making my own clothes. Embroidery didn't catch on until I was 16. I supported myself as a single mother with sewing and clothing design. Then as my children grew I needed a more portable craft. I picked up knitting 15 years ago and haven't put it down since. I started spinning 3 years ago and have totally fallen in love with using handspun yarn in my projects. I am ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since August 2012


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques
Sewing With Knits
Sewing With Silks
Creative Quilt Backs
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Transform Your Garden Design
Flawless Finishing
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Complete Knife Skills
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Design Your Own Handbag
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Heirloom Lace Edgings
Jacket Fitting Techniques
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Fashion Draping
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Decorative Seams
Button Bands & Buttonholes
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Mastering Cable Design
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Pant Fitting Techniques
Handknit Garment Design
Pant Construction Techniques
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Creative Cabled Necklines
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Curvy Knits
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Lace Shawl Design
Modern Buttercream
Micro Torch Basics
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Know Your Wool
Short Rows