Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask for examples of their work. Talk with them on the phone at first and ensure that this is a person that your personality will identify with. Make sure that this is a person with a lot of patience and exhibits know how of the craft.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. First they need to ask themselves how much time are they really wanting to put into the craft. Another question I would be asking once I met with the person is what are their goals. Are they looking to make this a side business or are they simply doing it for pleasure.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My work is unique and and applicable to most people. Because I have a passion for what I do I know a lot about what I do. The great thing about my service is that there is always something new out there to know and see. I just want to pass along this amazing craft at an affordable rate to others.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. It is a creative outlet. For the longest time I didn't think I had one. Then last year I learned how to read patterns and from there I was hooked pardon the pun ;)
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. A lot of customers who see my Etsy shop often ask me about how long it takes me to stitch up the items I make and I often tell them it simply depends on the item. For me personally crocheting doesn't take as long as knitting. Also size comes into play.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. My mother taught me to crochet before she died and I have been passionate about it for a while now. A couple of years ago my sister showed me how to ready patterns and to knit and it only enhanced my skill set and set me off on a fiber adventure I know I could never turn away from now.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I knitted my first sweater. It was a garment of my own design and I was completely on my own from the ground up. I don't suggest it but I learned a lot.