IN­TAR­SIA

Simply Crochet - - GOOD READ - Emma Bassey Web­site: www.etsy.com/shop/stitch­ingme­softly In­sta­gram: @stitch­ing_me_­softly

De­signer Emma cre­ates beau­ti­ful, su­per-soft mother and baby items for her brand, Stitch­ing Me Softy. Moth­er­hood was the cat­a­lyst for her cro­chet jour­ney. “I’ve al­ways been a cre­ative per­son and after hav­ing chil­dren I needed some­thing that was easy to put down and pick up. Once I got over my ini­tial frus­tra­tion of not be­ing in­stantly per­fect, I be­gan to re­ally en­joy the struc­ture and uni­for­mity of the stitch pat­terns.” It was while preg­nant with her third daugh­ter that Emma’s hobby evolved into some­thing more. “I wanted to make a geo­met­ric Aztec-in­spired baby blan­ket and I dis­cov­ered in­tar­sia cro­chet. I love how you can cre­ate some­thing that looks re­ally com­pli­cated, but in re­al­ity it’s still just sim­ple rows of the same stitch. It ul­ti­mately gave me the push to set up Stitch­ing Me Softly.” And that’s not where the dis­cov­ery process ends. “I still love try­ing new things; re­cently I’ve been play­ing around with adding pretty pom­pom trim to my pieces.”

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