My name is Christa Veenstra and I’m the crochet designer behind TheCurioCraftsRoom. Although I can’t remember not being able to crochet, it was only in 2014 that I picked up a hook to design something myself. I’m sure I’ll never let go of that hook again. I love the designing process and can spend hours puzzling over stitches, shapes and colour combinations. Designs, fabrics and colours from the 1920s and 30s inspire me enormously. At that time, the peacock was a very popular design inspiration and it has become mine too. I have designed numerous peacock feather motifs and have many ideas for more.
One of the things I love most about being an indie designer is that I’m part of a huge international online community with many enthusiastic crafters and fellow designers that support one another. It’s hugely inspiring and incredibly motivating to be able to share your work with so many others and to see everyone else’s beautiful creations.
At the moment, I’m really interested in finding new applications for my peacock motifs, so I’m experimenting quite a bit. I’m also moving more towards designing larger pieces like shawls and decorative throws.
You can find some of my favourite designs right here at Deramores, or make sure you take a look at my blog and social media channels: