Simply Crochet - - HOOKED -

Sam Sabido, aka Re-made by Sam, runs cro­chet classes and clubs in gor­geous venues in Hert­ford­shire. She learned to cro­chet while preg­nant with her fourth baby and des­per­ate for some ‘me time’. She says she fell in love with cro­chet straight away and has cro­cheted every day since.

“I find in­spi­ra­tion in vin­tage de­signs and have a big col­lec­tion of vin­tage pat­terns,” says Sam. “I try to re­flect my love of all things vin­tage and retro in my de­sign, and you’ll find lots of vin­tage in­flu­ence on my blog.

“I get so much plea­sure from shar­ing my pas­sion for cro­chet with peo­ple who are new to the hobby. It’s such a great feel­ing when peo­ple come back to tell me how much they’re en­joy­ing their cro­chet. Re­cently I met an 87-year-old lady who had at­tempted to learn to cro­chet on sev­eral oc­ca­sions through­out her life with no suc­cess. She came on one of my classes and soon got the hang of it – that was a great tri­umph!

“I must ad­mit, I do find it quite a chal­lenge to switch off. Run­ning your own busi­ness can be all-con­sum­ing, be­cause you feel so pas­sion­ately about it. I’m con­stantly think­ing of new ideas for classes and de­signs and some­times I have to tell my­self to step away from my cro­chet hook! I’m very eas­ily dis­tracted by new projects and usu­ally end up with far too many works in progress on the go at once.

“As if I’m not al­ready busy enough, I’m cur­rently col­lab­o­rat­ing with an il­lus­tra­tor on a brand-new project, which I’m re­ally ex­cited about. We’ll be launch­ing some ex­cit­ing new kits and pat­terns soon.”

Find Sam on­line at­, www.face­­bysam and @re­made­bysam In­sta­gram

Just some of Sam’s gor­geous pat­terns from her blog

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