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 UK this summer (June 2018) after living in Houston, Texas for six years.

In the US I took the Craft Yarn Council's Crochet Certificate. One of the requirements for the completion of the certificate was 15 hours of teaching which I found out that I rather enjoyed and so my crochet career began. I starting teaching crochet in my local yarn store Nimblefingers in August 2014 and LOVED it! I also ran a charity crochet group called Yak and Yarn which was a lot of fun too. Miss all y'all!!

Here in Bristol I still teach at one-off events and have started crochet design tech editing.

Please feel free to connect with me (Crafty Escapism) via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Ravelry.

And as for the blog, I've been writing it off and on since 2011. I share tips, reviews and other yarn-related articles. I hope you enjoy it.