Lenore Berry-Zaragosa's Profile

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Hello and welcome to unique womens crochet and knit hats, scarves, and patterns.
Find me here.
Etsy Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/strawberrycouture
Website. http://strawberrycouturehats.com
Instagram. http://instagram.com/strawberrycouture1970
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Twitter. http://twitter.com/strawcouture
Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/strawcouture
Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/people/strawberrycouture
YouTube - http://youtube.com/strawberrycouture
Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/designers/strawberrycouture

As a child I spent summers my with grandmother Louise Couture who exposed me to the world of handmade crafts. Together we crafted: she crocheted an afghan and I latch hooked rugs. People knew us as the craft…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 23
  • Joined August 31, 2006

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Smooth yarn, skinny yarn, anything with bright colors to stand out

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Unique Womens Crochet and Knit Hats...

About

Hello and welcome to unique womens crochet and knit hats, scarves, and patterns.
Find me here.
Etsy Shop - https://www.etsy.com/shop/strawberrycouture
Website. http://strawberrycouturehats.com
Instagram. http://instagram.com/strawberrycouture1970
Facebook. https://facebook.com/strawberrycouture
Twitter. http://twitter.com/strawcouture
Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/strawcouture
Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/people/strawberrycouture
YouTube - http://youtube.com/strawberrycouture
Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/designers/strawberrycouture

As a child I spent summers my with grandmother Louise Couture who exposed me to the world of handmade crafts. Together we crafted: she crocheted an afghan and I latch hooked rugs. People knew us as the craft hookers.

I entered college and did not know what career to pursue. TV shows like Dallas and Falcon Crest were my Friday night "friends".

As a hobby, I sewed clothes. I never thought crafts as an official business at that time. The Internet began its infancy.

I worked various jobs after two years of college. It taught me the structure of working hard and learning about the ins and outs of the job. It taught me about the value of customer service.

I served 5 years in the US Army as a cook. I served a 1 year tour in Korea. I worked the job of a sergeant aka the boss in the civilian world who has to answer to a higher boss. It taught me how well you need to talk to people.

My first business was sewing called a "Custom Fitting Designs". I sewed custom clothes for a small clientele. One officer's wife brought me her fabric with sewing patterns. She wore it at her husband's Officer's Ball.

My second business was machine embroidery. It is good for people who live in your local area. A late friend of mine, Alma, taught me how to machine embroider for fun. My husband bought me a 7570 Pfaff sewing/embroidery machine, the same as Alma's machine. She taught me everything I know. She pursued what she loved to do.

Alma and I worked together in a fabric store. I ordered fabric from manufacturers and helped customers choose their drapery colors. They needed help to choose the right style for their drapes and upholstery.

I learned about customer service. Listen to your customers. Whenever I cut fabric for customers, they told me what they were making. They made renaissance clothes and later sold them on ebay. I went home and sewed crazy quilt square throw pillows. They sold on Ebay. I looked for crafts sites on the Internet, but to my dissatisfaction. I later found Etsy and the rest is history.

My audience is women in the 50+ age group. Sometimes I feel ahead of my time because of older people. They have a lot to teach me. Perhaps I have something to teach them. I appreciate those open to my style and way of thinking and doing things.

Please visit my shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/strawberrycouture

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