PixieWorx's Shop Announcement

One-Of-A-Kind Crochet and Handmade Designs. This is my finished goods store. My crochet patterns and handmade crochet hooks/tools have migrated over to http://AberrantCrochet.etsy.com.

About the Artist:
Julia is a crochet designer and crochet hook maker in the Austin, TX area. She is a juried member of Art of Texas, two-time Maker for Maker Faire Austin, Texas Rep for the notorious Crochet Liberation Front and also a member of Austin Craft Riot Etsy Team & Etsy Hookers Team! Additionally, she is a proud Spirit Jumper! - See www.Spiritjump.org for details.

Blog: http://AberrantCrochet.wordpress.com
Twitter: @AberrantCrochet

What Makes Aberrant Crochet (TM) Different?
For starters, over 37 years of crochet experience, mostly without patterns. I specialize in high-end and unusual fiber combinations.

I'm also an expert crochet hook designer/maker. Your tools are what allow you to do a variety of things in fiber, but few people pay attention to the differences in their shapes and designs. I make and keep a wide array of specialize handmade hooks (from a variety of master hook makers) to create what I do. I'm fascinated by crochet hook shapes and refined uses. It is my goal to someday travel to study crochet hooks, and the hands that hold them, around the world. Crochet hooks and muscle memory development are different every where you go! (Hopefully a documentary is in the future.)

The majority of the patterns I design are considered advanced according to international yarn standards. Currently I am working on designs that utilize stitches that as of yet have no standardization or names. Quite a challenge!

A lot of time and experience stands behind every piece I produce. I like to design things that are practical, useful and yet not too serious. Items that do not require a lot of special care, and yet are stylish, unique and eye-catching. My goal isn't just to make you smile, but everyone who sees you wearing my design. :D

I also design many things for folks going through chemo and have received a lot of input from patients over the years. Many cancer victims want to avoid "the cancer look" and do not wish to wear typical turbans or "cancer hats." (Or "death caps" as one patient said to me frankly.) Another patient told me once, "I just want to look in the mirror and see a beautiful lady, not a bald head." I have never forgotten this and her words continue to help shape my designs today. I strive to create beautiful and fun shapes that will still be kind to tender skin and can be sterilized. Talk to me if you have a need for a chemo patient. They often have special considerations.

DESIGNER'S NOTE: Though extremely tough, durable and secure, my spider webs and spider web umbrellas are designed with teens and adults in mind, not children. They are not toys and a spider web should never be hung or left where a small child might get tangled in it.

Additionally, the crochet jewelry I design, though again durable and secure and even created with "natural" and soft materials, are unique works of fine craftsmanship that require proper care and maintenance just like any other piece of fine jewelry. They are not designed with children under the age of 14 in mind. For the sake of your investment, please keep in mind the level of responsibility required to take care of these high quality works of art.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.