AberrantCrochet

Aberrant Crochet (TM)

Texas, United States · 30 Sales

AberrantCrochet

Aberrant Crochet (TM)

Texas, United States 30 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Pixie Worx! was my original store here on Etsy. But my writer/designer name in the crochet world is Aberrant Crochet. In an effort to somewhat separate my handcrafted crochet hooks, patterns and supplies from my ready-to-wear goods, a store dedicated to Aberrant Crochet alone was formed. This store caters to crocheters and their fans. You will find crochet patterns, supplies and handcrafted crochet hooks in this store. For finished Halloween accessories, vintage hat pins, collaborative designs and crochet jewelry, you can still find it back over at http://PixieWorx.etsy.com.

Follow me at:

http://AberrantCrochet.wordpress.com
@AberrantCrochet

Announcement

Pixie Worx! was my original store here on Etsy. But my writer/designer name in the crochet world is Aberrant Crochet. In an effort to somewhat separate my handcrafted crochet hooks, patterns and supplies from my ready-to-wear goods, a store dedicated to Aberrant Crochet alone was formed. This store caters to crocheters and their fans. You will find crochet patterns, supplies and handcrafted crochet hooks in this store. For finished Halloween accessories, vintage hat pins, collaborative designs and crochet jewelry, you can still find it back over at http://PixieWorx.etsy.com.

Follow me at:

http://AberrantCrochet.wordpress.com
@AberrantCrochet

Julia Chambers

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Julia Chambers

About

I love vintage and design steampunk and crochet for the offbeat world.

About The Artist:
My crochet tutelage began at the age of 5, with my left-handed Mom and two crafting gurus as grandmothers for guides. I was immediately enraptured by the hook, and crochet has been with me ever since. All my crochet work is designed by me - often without even knowing for sure what I'll make until the yarns are in hand. But in spite of the spontaneous, wild and quirky designs, some things remain the same; Depth, Texture and Substance. These are characteristics that remain solid in my crochet work.

"Pixie Worx! was my original store here on Etsy. But my designer name in the crochet world is Aberrant Crochet. In an effort to separate my crochet line of work somewhat from the rest of my interests/art and my daughter's work, a store dedicated to Aberrant Crochet alone was formed. You will find dedicated crochet designs, patterns and crochet hooks in this store. For Halloween accessories, vintage hat pins, collaborative designs and crochet jewelry, you can still find it back over at http://PixieWorx.etsy.com."

The Brief Of It:
Julia Chambers is a published and juried crochet designer and crochet hook maker in the Austin, TX area with a background in music and writing. She's a juried member of Art of Texas, Ravelry designer, two-time Maker for Maker Faire Austin, and Texas Rep for the notorious Crochet Liberation Front. Additionally, she has been a member of Austin Craft Riot (formerly known as The EtsyAustin Street Team), the Etsy Hookers Team and a proud Spirit Jumper! – See http://SpiritJump.org for details.

Julia specializes in OOAK designs and her work ranges from the practical to the whimsical. She is known in crochet circles for her unique approaches to advanced crochet techniques.

With over 35 years of crochet, writing and piano in her life, and a family far too familiar with cancer, Julia’s crochet work is often designed for chemo patients and charity too.

To learn more about Julia's work, you can also visit her galleries at: http://PixieWorx.com.

Pixie Worx! & Aberrant Crochet CREED:
I believe in owning something special and different. Something outside the malls and department stores. Something of quality and uniqueness you often only find once in a lifetime. Those are the things that memories are made of. Those are the things I'll be proud to pass on.

More Details:

What Makes Aberrant Crochet (TM) Different?
For starters, over 35 years of crochet experience, mostly without patterns. I specialize in high-end fibers and specialized approaches to a variety of “everyday” crochet projects. I also like to challenge the "crochet barrier" every chance I get. You can do anything with crochet.

I also specialize in specific designs in hook shapes, because your tools are what allow you to do a variety of things in fiber. I make and keep a wide array of specialized handmade hooks (from a variety of master hook makers besides myself) to create what I do. I also take on special challenges that many folks believe can’t be done. ;)

The majority of the patterns I design are considered intermediate to 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 to be working on the frontier, so to speak! 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. My goal isn’t just to make you smile, but everyone who sees you wearing my design. :D

I also design many hats for chemo patients and have received a lot of input from patients over the years. Many do not want to wear typical turbans (or “death caps” as one patient said to me frankly). As 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 yet 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.

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  • Julia Chambers

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a crochet designer in Austin, TX who loves steampunk. I also hand carve crochet hooks, design for chemo patients & largest crochet spider web. A.K.A. BikerMom@Ravelry + www.PixieWorx.Etsy.com My Blog: http://www.AberrantCrochet.wordpress.com

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Last updated on August 3, 2011
I believe in owning something special and different. Something outside the malls and department stores. Something of quality and uniqueness you often only find once in a lifetime. Those are the things that memories are made of. Those are the things I'll be proud to pass on.

A NOTE ABOUT MY SPIDER WEB DESIGNS: 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.

DISCOUNTS: I offer 15% discounts to Spirit Jumpers - just show me your website with your SJ badge or SJ join box to show you are an active Jumper. Spirit Jumpers - watch for my special discounted Spirit Jump listings for Spirit jumps only. These special listings will be drop-shipped directly to your Jump!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept PayPal payments. Payments should be received within 7 days of purchase.
Shipping
I use USPS shipping only, with insurance required (included). This protects you, me and the work you are buying. I currently ship worldwide. Combined Shipping is figured by using the profile listed on the most expensive item to ship as the basis. Please note that Spider Web Umbrellas are long and contain metal, hence they cannot be shipped for the same price as a lighter-weight hat or a spider web by itself.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am a professional crochet designer and artist. And due to the nature of my OOAK designs, do not offer refunds or exchanges on my work except in cases of gross negligence or error on my part. Please read the detailed descriptions and ask questions when considering a purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
As a serious fiber artist, I work in smoke-free environments only - naturally!