Greetings! I'm Tamara aka Crafty Escapism. I'm a crochet teacher, crochet tech editor, and former blogger/podcaster/vlogger. I moved back to Bristol, England, in the summer of 2018 after six years in Houston, Texas.

Photo taken by @misterbs_yarn at
#flocksouthwestknitters event
February 2019 

My crochet career started in the USA, with the Craft Yarn Council's Crochet Instructor and Teacher certificate courses. The 30 hours of teaching led to a role running a weekly workshop at the amazing local yarn store Nimblefingers in Houston. I LOVED it! I also set up the crochet social Yak and Yarn. Miss all y'all!!

Photo taken at @nimblefingerstx
August 2014 

Here in Bristol I'm teaching again and also tech edit for independent crochet designers. Check out my teaching and tech editing pages for more details.

You can find me at Craftastic Night Out - a crafty social I co-host. And I'm @craftyescapism on all the socials: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry

I'm taking a break from my long-running blog and more recent audio podcast The archives are still available though. Enjoy!