An Interview with Crafty Kestrel

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Tell us about the artist behind Crafty Kestrel.

My name is Kerry Lucas, I am creator, crafter and author of two knitting books ‘ A Year in Woolly Wonders‘ and ‘A Woollyful Christmas‘ with publisher Beercott Books.

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

My love of crafting started when I was young, spending many hours learning to knit with my Nan. At the same time I developed a love of the countryside and all the wonderful creatures that inhabit it. Growing up I enjoyed walking through the Woodland in both Germany and the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

What is it that you enjoy most about your work?

I still find joy in taking a piece of yarn and knitting a whimsical object.

If you had to choose your favourite from your creations, which would it be?

My favourite make so far is my Robin knit.

Noel the Robin

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

I am most proud of my books and becoming a stockist for a local candle maker and Sam Wilson goods. I also dream of stocking other artisans on my website

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

I would advise any crafter to just book a craft fair even if it is a local village hall and meet your customers. The immediate feedback is invaluable. Also people very often will give you new ideas for stock.

If you could change one thing about what you do, what would it be?

I would like to change the amount of time I have to create new ideas. There is never enough hours in the day.

Other than crafting what else do you like to do?

I am a keen Baker and have gone to night classes in the past to learn sugar craft. In my spare time I am also an avid reader.

Has any person helped or supported you more than any other?

I am lucky that I have a very supportive husband. Also people have been very friendly and helpful on Instagram and Facebook .

How would our readers find you?


Instagram  @Craftykestrel

Twitter  @craftykestreluk

Facebook @craftykestrel

Ravelry  Kerry Lucas

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