We’re delighted to feature member Nancy Crochet in today’s Artisan Spotlight. Nancy has exhibited in every Fall into Fine Craft! She has also served a number of terms as our chapter secretary, served as the secretary of prior Fall into Fine Craft committees, and is deeply involved with Foundry Day, the one-day outdoor show that our chapter co-sponsors with the Boiling Springs Civic Association, the first Saturday in June. Whew! We’re not sure how she finds time to create, but we’re sure glad she does!
What about your medium drew you to it initially and what’s kept you working at it?
My medium is sewing. I have sewn for most of my life. I always liked the creative process involved. I especially like the details in couture sewing from the handwork to the fine fitting and tailoring. This year I decided to explore an area of sewing that I had avoided in the past, quilting. I made a quilt for my granddaughter and then one for my great nephew. I liked the process of making the quilts so I am now making crib sized quilts that can also be wall-hangings or lap quilts. My quilts are colorful and fun.
If you had to choose a medium, other than your current one, what would you like to try and why?
I would like to learn how to paint with watercolor. There are so many different styles of watercolor that I think it could be fun to try.
What are you most looking forward to at FIFC?
I will have a whole new inventory of quilts and dresses for sale this year. I am looking forward to the response from the customers.
You can find more about Nancy and see her other lines at http://www.blueandgoldembroidery.com/.
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