Tabitha Aloha's Profile

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As a little girl of about 8 years old, I saw many of my friends crocheting beautiful afghans, dishcloths, baby clothes, scarfs, hats, bags, and many other items for their families and friends. I was fascinated, and even though it wasn't very "cool" to crochet in the 90's, my mother took me to the store and helped me pick out a plastic crochet hook, a ball of cheap acrylic yarn, and a "Teach Yourself To Crochet" book. I had my share of jackets 10 sizes to big, baby blankets that were supposed to be rectangular but looked more like a circle, a fan-shaped dishcloth (It was supposed to be square?), and many other interesting looking objects. But, I pressed on and pretty soon I was making beautiful gifts for all my family and friends and really begin to fall in love with the art.

Back when I first began crocheting, there were not very many options available as far as materials. Acrylic yarns…

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  • Born on 01 January
  • Joined 30 August, 2011

Favourite materials

Cotton, Wool, Merino, Baby Alpaca, Bamboo

About

As a little girl of about 8 years old, I saw many of my friends crocheting beautiful afghans, dishcloths, baby clothes, scarfs, hats, bags, and many other items for their families and friends. I was fascinated, and even though it wasn't very "cool" to crochet in the 90's, my mother took me to the store and helped me pick out a plastic crochet hook, a ball of cheap acrylic yarn, and a "Teach Yourself To Crochet" book. I had my share of jackets 10 sizes to big, baby blankets that were supposed to be rectangular but looked more like a circle, a fan-shaped dishcloth (It was supposed to be square?), and many other interesting looking objects. But, I pressed on and pretty soon I was making beautiful gifts for all my family and friends and really begin to fall in love with the art.

Back when I first began crocheting, there were not very many options available as far as materials. Acrylic yarns were about the only thing available. If you have ever worn something made from acrylic yarn, you might have noticed that it is very itchy and stiff and doesn't last very long, especially if you need to wash it often.

Recently, due to a much larger demand for organic and renewable resources, we now have access to a wide array of great ecologically friendly, soft, and oh-so-comfortable yarns and threads. I use these yarns exclusively in my handmade items now and am thrilled with the results. Now I can make soft, light cotton baby clothing and blankets, warm wool hats, scarves, jackets, and much more. My products are made of a variety of natural materials such as bamboo, soy, cotton, wool, alpaca, mohair, and a few other plant and animal based textiles, all natural, organic, and renewable. And, of course, animal friendly!

I love knowing that I am doing my part to help improve our environment for ourselves and future generations.

I created Naturally Hooked to share the beauty of modern handmade crocheted items with others and I hope you enjoy browsing around my shop. Please contact me if you have any special requests or questions and I will be more than happy to help you in any way I can!

God Bless,

Tabitha

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