Hello, my name is Emma and I am the founder of Oh So Pretty And Clever. My love for crochet started about 15 years ago, and I quickly fell in love with the process of creating something beautiful with just a hook and some yarn. Crochet became a form of therapy for me, helping me to relax and unwind after a long day.
I started Oh So Pretty And Clever, whilst juggling family life and my ‘normal’ 9-5 job, with the goal of helping others discover the same joy and satisfaction that I get from this wonderful craft. In 2019 I decided to turn my passion into a full-time business, and I haven’t looked back since! I run many levels of workshops online and in-person in Cheshire, and helped introduce crochet to a lot of people throughout lockdown. There’s something truly magical about watching someone, who has never crocheted before, create their first piece, or seeing someone who has been crocheting for years learn a new technique and fall in love with the craft all over again.
Not long after launching my workshops online and in-person, I knew that I wanted to create an experience that was about more than just learning to crochet. I wanted to create a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for crochet and who want to connect with others in a meaningful way. That’s when I launched my crochet retreats.
Oh So Pretty And Clever Retreats
At our crochet retreats, guests have the opportunity to learn new techniques, experiment with different yarns and patterns, and connect with fellow crocheters, not to mention spend the entire time doing nothing other than crocheting, relaxing and having fun! It is vitally important to me that our retreats promote inclusivity and support, no matter your skill level or experience. Our retreats are designed to be a welcoming and inclusive space where everyone feels comfortable and supported.
One of my favourite things about running Oh So Pretty And Clever is seeing the transformation that takes place in our attendees. There’s always that hesitation for some in the beginning, and the slight doubt and comparison that you’re just not experienced enough. But by the end of the retreat everyone has helped, supported and encouraged each other, and learned something new, no matter how experienced they are. There’s always something to learn from your peers and it’s great to see confidence and skills grow over the course of the retreat.
When I’m not crocheting…
When I’m not teaching workshops or planning retreats, you can usually find me at home with my family, surrounded by my yarn stash and my cats Minnie & Mickey. I also love to cook, read, and potter around in my garden. I’m always on the lookout for new inspiration and ideas to bring back to my business.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me, and for considering Oh So Pretty And Clever for your next (or first) crochet adventure. I’m excited to share my love of crochet with you and help you discover the joy and creativity that comes with this amazing craft.
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Stay safe and happy hooking!