My name is Eleonora and I am passionate about crochet! I am half Dutch, half English and live on the south east coast of England with my husband, three fast growing children and a Miniature Schnauzer called Salty.
As a crochet designer and crochet blogger I draw so much inspiration from the sea and coastal surroundings where we live although I can be very versatile in my designs and will happily veer away from the gorgeous coastal colour palette if needed!
Crochet has always been a part of me, it really has! My mother crocheted her own wedding dress in 1974 and I was wrapped in crocheted blankets soon after I was born. I really did grow up in a ‘handmade home’ with little crocheted curtains above the windows made by my mother and grandmother (very popular in The Netherlands in the 1970’s), there were crocheted pot holders in the kitchen, my cardigans and jumpers were knitted, school dresses sewn and toys crocheted!
So it was a natural progression for me to be a crafty person into adulthood…
I have crocheted for many years having initially learnt in my childhood and more recently undertaking the International Diploma in Crochet As a result my crochet designs are very varied and I have enjoyed using a variety of crochet techniques including Tunisian crochet, Broomstick crochet and Filet crochet. I love sharing my passion for crochet with others and enjoy teaching and hosting crochet workshops, writing this blog and sharing photos on Instagram and Facebook
I have had many designs published in crochet magazines including ‘Simply Crochet’, ‘Inside Crochet’ and ‘Crochet Now’.
A craft I can take anywhere with me and the joy of gradually seeing each stitch transform the yarn in my hands into something beautiful.
I also love to live by the coast and am constantly inspired by my coastal surroundings.
So Coastal Crochet is born…