On the weekends, I’m inviting some of my crochet, knitting, and crafty friends for a takeover of my Instagram account so they can share their talents with you. Since you can’t easily share links on Instagram, on Sunday night, I’ll share a roundup including links to all the patterns and projects featured in the takeover. So, are you ready for this week’s #undergroundcraftertakeover roundup?
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This week’s guest is crochet designer Yuliya Tkacheva, also known as Ms. Weaver. You can find Yuliya online at Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Ravelry. You can also find Yuliya collaborating with fellow designer, Elena Fedotova, as Cup of Stitches on Facebook and in their Ravelry group. (You can find my roundup of patterns by Elena here.)
- Yuliya says, “Hello! My name is Yuliya Tkacheva and I am a crocheter, a designer and a crochet pattern writer. I am also known as Ms Weaver, which is an English equivalent of my multi-consonant Russian surname. You can find me on my website, or on Ravelry.”
- Yuliya says, “Playing with crochet stitches, combining different stitch patterns or creating new ones is a big part of my designing process and a lot of fun!” You can find the pattern for the Winter Nocturne Shawl for sale on Ravelry.
- Yuliya says, “I love exploring different crochet techniques including slip-stitch crochet, Tunisian crochet, post-stitch crochet, crochet motifs, continuous motifs and more. There is so much to explore and there are so many undiscovered territories!” You can find the Tunisian crochet pattern for the Spring Etude Shawl for sale on Ravelry.
- Yuliya says, “I often get asked, “Are you sure this has been crocheted? It does not look like crochet!” Yes, it is all crochet!” You can find La Mar Cowl and La Mar Hat for sale individually and as La Mar Collection on Ravelry.
- Yuliya says,” I enjoy wearing my crocheted clothing and exploring various dressing up and down options. I sometimes share my “looks” here on Instagram. If you wear your crocheted pieces, please do join me and share your pics with #streetstylecrochet hashtag so I could see them too!”
- Yuliya says,” Getting all those details right, such as making perfect seams and edgings or ensuring logical stitch pattern transition, is super-important to me as it is what turns homemade into handmade.” You can find the Liza Pullover pattern for sale on Ravelry.
- Yuliya says, “Lena Fedotova, @ravliki, and I share a group on Ravelry called Cup of Stitches, where everyone is welcome to show off their handmade work, discuss tips and tricks, share sources of inspiration, or simply to chat. Every Monday we play a game in which one lucky winner gets a free pattern gift from us. Please do join us for a nice fresh cuppa!”
- Yuliya says, “I keep a blog at www.msweaver.com where I occasionally share insights into my process and my crocheting/designing ‘knowhow.’ If you want to become my insider and to get an email whenever a new post goes live, as well as to be the first one to hear about my insider-only offers, feel free to subscribe to my mailing list.”