CAT Crafter Interview with Nadia @cottagenotebook

CAT Crafter Interview with Nadia @cottagenotebook

Where do you live?: I live on Ireland’s beautiful east coast in Co. Meath in a 100-year-old cottage that we are dragging into modern day life.


What craft is your therapy?: Knitting is my therapy. Although I spin, weave and crochet too, I knit so I can relax and get my brain to quieten down.


How long have you been crafting for?: Since I was a child, so almost 30 years now. I stopped when in secondary school and started again in college so there are a few years of a break in there.


Tea or coffee?: Coffee without any hesitation whatsoever 😉


Favourite quote: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be – Douglas Adams.”

Your CAT story?: Craft to me is incredibly personal because my Aunt taught me ( I sometimes call her Nana but she is my Aunt) she raised me and taught me how to knit along with my mum but it was my Aunt who taught me how to crochet, use a latch hook for rugmaking and sat by the fire with me un twisting my stitches. It’s her I remember when I knit for myself or my kids and it feels like she is still with us when I do. Like a little bit of history is passed down from her to my kids. some may laugh but it means a lot to me that I can do that.


Crafting also saved me from a career as a Chemist so I also have it to thank for my wonderful family at This is Knit in Dublin and my blog/podcast and all the other work that I do within this amazing craft community. It keeps me sane on a daily basis and I mean that quite literally. If I didn’t see these people or find those few quiet moments every day to sit and knit and just loose myself in yarn.

Thank you so much for sharing with us Nadia @cottagenotebook 😘

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