In 2014 I was signed off work for a couple of months with anxiety. One of the first things I did was reaquaint myself with a crochet hook. I spent hours and hours making a throw for my bed (which still lies unfinished under said bed, like a reminder of less good times - maybe one day I will finish it). One day I was browsing some knitting websites, found Ravelry, and found a pattern for a Tunisian Crochet hat. This was the first time I had tried this style of crochet and the first time I had ever made a hat. I was a bit like a woman possessed after that, hat after hat, after hat! However, Wilts Woollens (then Wilts Woolies) was born! One of the best things that has ever happened. I have reignited my passion for creating, which was just lying dormant. Knitting and crochet have been a fantastic way of relaxing and connecting with amazing people from around the world. I have spent time finding my style and changing the type of things I make. I have sold at craft fairs, online and taken many orders for strange and wonderful items, from a crochet monster and a crochet Jeremy Corbyn(!) to a baby blanket and hat. I am constantly inspired by other knitters, spinners and designers. I have started designing my own hats, cushions and toys and want to expand this. At present my time is limited, I have a full time job as a Project Manager and I also teach yoga. However, as all my friends and family will confirm, I always have a project with me and there is no-where I won't knit. I spent a happy time swapping crochet techniques with the cook at a yoga retreat in Turkey. We couldn't speak a word to each other but communicated by wool!