My name is Pirjo and I am a Finnish maker, teacher and creative living in the capital area in Finland. I love different kinds of crafts: knitting, sewing, paper craft and DIY projects for the home, but most of all I enjoy to crochet.
The first thing I remember crocheting was a cardigan made for my very first Barbie doll at the age of 8 back in the 1980’s. It was made of dark blue and dark red wool yarn and it didn’t go that well together with rest of the outfit she had. I can’t say I was smitten with either the cardigan or crochet back then. The bug bit me much later in 2009 when I crocheted my very first basket with t-shirt yarn. Gradually granny squares came along, crocheted toys and especially crocheted rugs. A couple of years ago I discovered tapestry crochet and it is pretty much what I have been exploring, learning and playing with ever since.
I love the versatility of crochet, the fact that you can create so many different textures, shapes and patterns with a simple hook and a ball of yarn. I seem to be drawn to make especially interior related pieces as well as crocheted accessories. The inspiration for my projects come partly from nature, partly from interior design world and partly from travels near and far. There is of course much to explore and to learn and this is the place I have archived my past projects and my learning process.
Hope you enjoy visiting here and find something to spark your creativity! I would also love if you have time to leave a short comment of your visit.