Hi! I’m Pia, the designer and all-around fiber addict behind Stitches n Scraps.
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So let’s see…what would you like to know about me….
Well, for starters, my mom is the one who got me started in needle crafts. She taught me knitting when I was very young, and then a few years later she taught me to crochet.
As a kid, I found crochet easier and faster, so I stuck with that and over time I forgot pretty much everything I knew about knitting. I started re-learning it all in 2013, and also started designing and writing patterns, which I’ve found out I absolutely love!
I’ve done my fair share of other crafts and fiber arts, such as spinning, weaving, embroidery, and scrapbooking (to name a few). But it always comes back to mostly knitting or crochet.
I am a proud member of the Crochet Guild of America, both at the national level and in the Northern Illinois Chapter. If you crochet, whether as a hobby or as a professional, the guild is an invaluable resource. Plus, I’ve made some of my closest friends there. What can I say, these are my people!
I’m also a member of AFCI, the Association for Creative Industries. It’s a great way to connect with a wider network of creative professionals.