1. What is your name and where are you from?
Cecilia Nelson-Hurt from Queens, New York
2. What is your craft? How long have you been crafting? And how did you learn?
I was introduced to my now life long love of fiber, by my maternal grandmother as a child. She taught me how to crochet when I was 6 years old. I immediately fell in love with crafting. Crocheting lead to a portable weaving loom, which then lead to basic needlepointing. I taught myself to knit from a book approximately 18 year ago…and my life hasn’t been the same since.
3. What is your favorite project?
In my early knitting days I was the “Queen of Cowls”…from GAP-tactic, to Herringbone, to 3 color-…if there was a popular cowl pattern, odds are I knitted one. Recently, I’ve become consumed with sweaters, especially sweaters with color work, especially sweaters by Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knits). So far, I’ve knitted Sunset Highway, and I’m currrently knitting Tecumseh and Zweig simultaneously, with Tenga and Sipila high on my queue.
4. Who is your crafting inspiration?
I am truly inspired by so many of the wonderful knitters in the fiber community. I love the color confidence of Gaye (GGMadeit), the variety of projects of Kristy Glass Knits, the ambitious creativeness of Shameka (MekaMikaShop) and the insane speed and quantity of finished projects of Dana (Callmedwj). These women inspire me to challenge myself and seek to learn advanced skills and undertake a range of items, outside of cowls. 😆
5. What advice would you give a fellow woman of color who has just begun her crafting journey?
Knitting is an incredible hobby. You will create amazing one of a kind items, visit yarn shops in every city, state and country you visit and develop wonderful fiber friendships along the way. Your tribe of fiber friends will encourage and support you on your journey; challenge you to add more yarn to your shopping cart; and more patterns to your queue.
6. How can we connect with you?
Facebook: Cecilia Nelson-Hurt
Twitter: Creative Ceci
Instagram: Creative Ceci
Thank you for sharing Cecilia!