Katharyn Crippen Shapiro's Profile

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Knitting needle and Crochet hook cases are the mainstay of my work, but as time moves on other items have begun to flow out of my studio; bags, etuis (a small bag to carry the tiny things), cases for diapers and wipes (for the mother in all of us) and finally crib or lap sized quilts (because when you cut and sew for a living you have many, many fabric scraps; plus they are fun to make)

When I was a wee lass, in lieu of traveling on school vacations, my friend Leelee would come over and we would sew something, like reversable wrap around skirts. Shopping with my mother would consist of her saying " Oh honey, we could make that in a snap for half the price!" Thus I spent several days prior to every formal dance cutting and stitching on the dining room table.
The scroll that is my resume includes a common thread of sewing, all leading up to my present day career, a small…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 27
  • Joined February 14, 2009

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Sharpies, yarn, great fabrics, paper in all forms

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CrippenWorks
CRIPPENWORKS Needle Cases, Bags Et Cetera

About

Knitting needle and Crochet hook cases are the mainstay of my work, but as time moves on other items have begun to flow out of my studio; bags, etuis (a small bag to carry the tiny things), cases for diapers and wipes (for the mother in all of us) and finally crib or lap sized quilts (because when you cut and sew for a living you have many, many fabric scraps; plus they are fun to make)

When I was a wee lass, in lieu of traveling on school vacations, my friend Leelee would come over and we would sew something, like reversable wrap around skirts. Shopping with my mother would consist of her saying " Oh honey, we could make that in a snap for half the price!" Thus I spent several days prior to every formal dance cutting and stitching on the dining room table.
The scroll that is my resume includes a common thread of sewing, all leading up to my present day career, a small company called Crippen Works that makes knitting needle cases for your local yarn shops and also sells at Sheep and Wool Festivals to reach that wonderful source of inspiration the retail customer. Wholesale customers are always welcome.

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