About Me

 

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I learned how to knit when I was a stay-at-home mother of two babies. While I loved being home with my children, I felt a strong pull to do something creative - and just for me. Around that time, I began receiving brochures for Adult Education classes at a local community college and found myself returning repeatedly to the course description about knitting. A good friend of mine and I decided to sign up for the class and a few weeks later, Tuesday evening became our night to pass the kiddos off to our husbands and learn how to knit.
Fast forward nearly two decades and I have found myself fully immersed in the world of the fiber arts. I have found such joy in the creative outlets of knitting and crocheting. I thoroughly enjoy creating my own designs, deriving inspiration from favorite objects of my childhood, architecture, nature and other forms of art, such as quilting. 
My interest in taking photographs was borne from a need to capture beautiful pictures to promote my designs. But soon I found myself drawn to this medium as a source of creativity in its own right. I love turning to my camera to capture unique images that are inspired by hand dyed yarn and other tools that knitters and crocheters use. The photos range from serene pictures of yarn and flowers and other elements from nature to whimsical flatlays of animals, birds and baseballs.
My work has appeared in the Donald Gallery in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and for the past few years in the RiverArts tour. I have been a guest lecturer at Knitty City. And I have taught classes at Flying Fingers in Tarrytown, NY, The Observatory Shop in Hastings on Hudson, NY, and at Chelsea Yarns in Red Bank, NJ.
You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook @BloomHandmadeStudio and on Ravelry as BloomHandmade. 
For more information or to discuss collaborations - and I do love collaborations! -, please email me at carolyn@bloomhandmadestudio.com.