Hi! My name is Diana, I am a Primary teacher turned crochet addict!
I left teaching to pursue a craft that I was passionate about – Crochet!
I opened my shop – The Crochet Chain in 2010, it was open for 4 years, and during that time I honed my crochet skills, teaching crochet (and a bit of knitting) to many, many people. I started designing, and found that I like to make patterns that are easy to follow, and that use a minimum of sewing up!
I have designed for Women’s Weekly, DMC, King Cole, Inside Crochet and Lets Knit! This experience has helped me to hone my designing skills, but I now prefer to sell my patterns directly to my lovely customers!
I sell my designs and kits online on Etsy and Ravelry, and at Shows. I run courses at Crates of Wool in Ware, and Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire, workshops at Shows especially Ally Pally, in 2018 I ran my #123shawl MCAL (Mystery Crochet Along). I run two social groups locally, and have a video podcast on Youtube! I am very happy to run courses for groups or 1:1 please ask for details!
When not designing or podcasting, I can be found at many of the wool shows around the country, either exhibiting or visiting!
Along with my friend Kate, I run the Waltham Abbey Wool Show, and are looking forward to our 6th Show on the 20th January 2019!
I am married (25 years!) and have a wonderful son, who is now an adult! Where did those years go! I live in Waltham Abbey, which I love for many reasons, it has a villagey feel, but we are sooo close to the M25 for venturing further afield, but also close to Epping Forest and the Lee Valley Parks, and if we want to go into town (thats London town) it is a short train ride away.