I learned to crochet (and knit and sew) from my mother, starting before school age. I remember sitting at my mother’s sewing machine practicing stitching over patterns she drew on paper to teach me a steady hand and consistency. At one point I made almost all my clothing, either sewing garments or knitting and crocheting sweaters, hats, mittens and scarves for myself and friends. I still crochet and knit with my mother’s knitting needles and crochet hooks, loving passed down to me. I taught my three daughters these skills. We all relish in creating one of a kind gifts for holidays and just because.
For me, the tactile feedback of handling the yarn, pulling it through my fingers as I stitch, feeds my soul. I relish in designing each hat, juxtaposing color and pattern to create a beautiful piece that will bring joy, warmth, and fashion to the wearer.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.