And hello to our new guest designer: Julie from ACCROchet.
I had the lucky opportunity to meet Julie at CGOA 2018. This woman is talented, smart and extremely hilarious. I am pretty sure our laughing sessions equaled an insanity ab workout. She is extremely knowledgeable, and it was s fun discussing crochet, yarn and everything else. Julie is a treasure!
I’ll let Julie tell you more about herself!
ACCROchet is Julie Desjardins, a bilingual French Canadian crochet designer, who obviously enjoys puns. Julie’s aim is to foster communities that value and recognize the artist’s talent, time, and tools, and that want to surround themselves in those same luxurious elements. My original goal was to bring crochet into its own in my own province. Francophone crocheters had few resources when I came on the scene. That goal has changed and evolved over time, and while I still have a soft spot for my French crocheters & designers, I now aim to be a resource for crocheters everywhere. I do this through classes, workshops, events, designs, translations and mentoring. I work with the best tools of the trade, and encourage others to do the same, to make everyone’s crochet experience ever more enjoyable. I love to discover and teach new techniques, to challenge crocheters of all skill levels, and to promote our beautiful craft. ACCROchet’s focus is now on the beauty of our stitches, the magic we create with beautiful yarn, and that moment of delight when a new completed crochet project enters the world.
Want a taste of Julie’s style? These are a few of my favorite winter designs of hers: