About the De­signer

Crochet World - - Designer Spotlight - Shari White

I have lit­er­ally been “hooked” on cro­chet from the time an aunt put a hook and yarn into my hands at the age of 9. Most of the girls I knew were still play­ing with dolls, and I was de­sign­ing the clothes and ac­ces­sories for the dolls. When asked by fam­ily mem­bers what I wanted for presents, yarn was usu­ally at the top of my list. I would beg my mother to take me to Wool­worth’s or the lo­cal yarn store in Yonkers, N.Y. I found it fas­ci­nat­ing how you could turn yarn into “some­thing” with twist­ing it into dif­fer­ent stitches. The fas­ci­na­tion with yarn still con­tin­ues to this day.

I con­tin­ued to cro­chet through­out high school and col­lege as a stress re­liever. My room­mate cro­cheted as well. The cro­chet went to an­other level be­fore the birth of my first son in 1987. When I couldn’t find de­signs that I liked, this is when I re­ally started de­sign­ing. To this day, all 6 of my sons re­quest items such as throws, pil­lows, scarves, etc.

Some­times the yarn in­spires me as to what it should be. I find in­spi­ra­tion all around me. I carry a small draw­ing pad with me and will sketch when a de­sign pops into my head. I also carry hooks and yarn with me on my com­mute to and from New York City and can work on what’s in my sketch­book and bring it to life.

I’m a cur­rent mem­ber of the New York City Cro­chet Guild and the Big Apple Knit­ting Guild. In ad­di­tion to this, I’m also a pro­fes­sional mem­ber of the Cro­chet Guild of Amer­ica since 2006.

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