Claudia Segal Janet Dykstra's Profile
Lotsaknots is the collaborative effort of two close friends, Claudia and Janet. Although their fiber experiences began very differently, they met and formed their business in 2002 and have expanded and experimented with many different techniques and designs.
Claudia began her journey as an 8 year old, learning how to crochet from a family friend. She moved quickly from making yarmulkes (skull caps or kippahs) to creating afghans using an afghan hook. She soon learned to knit, making sweaters for all her dolls and bears, and then was taught to sew by her grandfather, who was a woman's tailor. Claudia enjoyed making gifts for family members and friends and over the years taught herself how to read patterns (no one from the "old country" used patterns to sew or knit) eventually graduating to a small home sewing and tailoring business when her children were very young…
- Joined August 21, 2006