About

Greetings! I'm Tamara aka Crafty Escapism. I'm a crochet teacher and craftivist living in Bristol, England. 

Photo taken by @misterbs_yarn at
#flocksouthwestknitters event
February 2019 

My crochet career started when I lived 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 occasionally. Find more details here: teaching 

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!