About

Greetings! I'm Tamara aka Crafty Escapism. I'm a crochet teacher, crochet tech editor and intermittent blogger, podcaster and vlogger too. I moved back to Bristol in the summer of 2018 after living in Houston, Texas for six years.
Photo taken by @misterbs_yarn at
#flocksouthwestknitters event
February 2019 

In the US my crochet career started. I took the Craft Yarn Council's Crochet Instructor and Teacher certificate courses which included 30 hours of teaching. With these skills I got myself a job at the amazing local yarn store Nimblefingers in Houston, TX. I LOVED it! I also ran a charity crochet group called Yak and Yarn which was so much fun too. Miss all y'all!!

Photo taken at @nimblefingerstx
August 2014 

Here in Bristol I'm teaching again and have started tech editing for independent crochet designers. Check out my teaching and tech editing pages if you want to know more.

You'll also find me in person at Craftastic Night Out - a crafty meetup in a local pub in BS9. And I'm Crafty Escapism on all the socials: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry. I have few little crochet sock tutorials up on YouTube too.

I'm currently taking a break from my long running Crafty Escapism blog & more recent audio podcast But the archives are available and I wouldn't be surprised to see a flurry of activity in the future.