Amanda @yarn_house

Amanda @yarn_house – CAT Moderator

Name: Amanda

Instagram: @yarn_house

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/YarnHouseCreations

Where do you live: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

What craft is your therapy?: Crochet mostly, with the occasional weaving, spinning and yarn dyeing in between.

How long have you been crafting for?: I’ve been a crafter my whole life, really. My Mum is an artist, so I grew up always having access to all of her fancy art supplies. I learned to crochet from my Nana when I was about 5, but never really picked it up again until my late 20s when I used it to replace cigarettes.
Tea or coffee?: Depends on the time of day. Mostly coffee though. 
Favourite quote: “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. The sinners are much more fun” – Billy Joel.

A little bit about yourself: i live on Vancouver Island with my hilarious, professional poker playing husband and our 2 equally hilarious children. We also have a blue fish named ‘Black’, (thanks, son). I started using craft as therapy in late 2013; my dad passed away that September and I became pregnant with my son the following November. I struggled a bit with accepting the fact that they’d never meet, and for some reason, thankfully, crochet was just the therapy I needed.