An Interview with Misa/ssortments

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Tell us a bit about the artist behind your creations.

I’m Misa and I’m the wrong side of 40, married with three grown up children and two teens. We live in a village just outside Bolton with two rabbits.

Have you always been creative or did your talent evolve over time?

I’ve always been creative. My Mum taught me to knit when I was around 7 or 8, and art supplies were a frequent gift. I vividly remember having a hair styling head and a fashion design doll.

What is it that you enjoy most about your work?

I love the portability of crochet – I can take it everywhere! This is really important right now, as my husband is in hospital after a stroke so I’m doing a LOT of bus journeys. It’s also nice to sit on the sofa and watch TV as I create.

Have you achieved anything in your crafting life that you are particularly proud of?

I wrote and published a crochet pattern in 2017. I hope to do more, but right now I’m concentrating on building my business.

Other than crafting what else do you like to do?

I write. I’m actually a published author, though I’ve not had a book out for a while. It’s something I’m slowly getting back into.

What advice would you offer to someone new starting out in the craft world?

Try everything once. I got the chance to try woodturning and am SO glad I took it! I only get to go once a week, but I love it. You never know what might click for you.

What do you think has helped your business the most?

Networking. I’m very active with the Craft Blog Club and they have been super supportive of me, both business-wise and personally – I received a few little gifts after my husband was hospitalised that really helped lift my spirits at a very hard time.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.

I have a geeky tattoo on my left upper arm!

How would our readers find you?

My blog is misassortments.co.uk and I can be found on both Twitter and Instagram as misassortments. My shop is https://folksy.com/shops/Misassortments


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