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Are you interested in helping a young artist, and someone you probably know? My name is Jess Clark Bidgood and I am a fibre artist, but I’m probably better known for my work in the Ottawa theatre community. You might have seen me crocheting, or you might have been the lucky recipient of one of my handmade items. Now I’m looking to take things further. And you can help. But you never give something and get nothing in return!
I am currently working on launching my custom crochet garments and decor business, Hook, Yarn and Thread. There are many costs associated with starting a business, including supplies for design work, yarn to produce samples, business cards and photography for the website. I am also currently in the process of applying to Sheridan College for their Crafts and Design - Textile Program. Applying to the program entails application costs, but also the huge expenditure of producing a portfolio that includes examples of different mediums.
You can help me. You can help a young artist trying to launch their business, education and career. You will get my undying gratitude, good karma, but also a handmade item by me!
For a donation of $15 you will receive this beautiful lace choker, worked in a traditional crochet shell pattern in cotton thread. The lace portion of the choker is available in black and cream, and the satin ribbon is available in the colour of your choice. Your name will also be added to the “Many Thanks” section of my website.
Alternatively, for $25 you will receive one lace garter, worked in the same traditional crochet shell pattern in cotton thread. Also available in black and white with your choice colour of satin ribbon. Your name will also be added to the “Many Thanks” section of my website.
Finally, for a donation of $5 you will receive a crochet sunflower, rose, or other flower (your choice) brooch, and your name on the “Many Thanks”
Do none of these items interest you? You can always contact me a custom piece; sweaters, shawls, scarves, cowls, hats, baby items, blankets, plush toys, jewelry, slippers and lacework. And cozy mittens like the ones below!
Thank you for taking time to read my pitch, and thank you even more if you are able to donate! If you have any questions you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fennec Fox on one of my favourite craft blogs, Futuregirl.
Doing my best Santa’s Elf impression, staying up late, crocheting a stocking for Mumsy. Finding singing along to music and counting stitches at the same time somewhat problematic.
I will never undertand men. And so, I crochet, at 1:30 AM.
I am visiting the absolutely beautiful Quebec City for an extended long weekend, eating poutine, teaching my lovely host to crochet and being inspired by the truly spectacular Old Quebec. I wonder if I could possibly use more adjectives. I am truly a very lucky and happy girl right now.