Niki’s crafts of choice are Pom-Pom making, knitting, and illustration.
Niki is a featured artist in Intangible, a Craft Yarn Council fiber art installation taking place in Dallas, Texas. Created in collaboration with The Sweet Tooth Hotel, Intangible features the work of ten fiber artists and will benefit Warm Up America! to help the charity provide more warm items to people in need.
In my last year of college, I was an RA in an all-female dorm. I saw one of my fellow RA’s crocheting and I knew I wanted to learn! In a gift exchange, she bought me a @leisureartsinc learn to book. I didn’t end up reading it. Not three months later I was applying for a position with @craftyarncouncil and the rest is history
I learned to crochet from a combination of my sister and YouTube. I struggled with picking up crochet. My sister tried to teach me using the pencil hold but it was just so uncomfortable and awkward. I decided to put it to the side and try knitting. I picked that up within hours of watching my first video! After I knit for a bit, I decided to revisit crocheting. I naturally started crocheting overhand without realizing (because of my knitting) and it was EASY!
I love making small projects! Swatches, scrunchies, and market bags!
For knitting, I love the classic stockinette stitch on circular needles. For crochet, I love Mesh stitches.
The first full project I finished was a crochet sweater. It was super ambitious and WAY too big for me HAHA!
I love the textures that Lion brand offers with their yarns!
This Saturday, August 15, The Craft Yarn Council and Sweet Tooth Hotel are launching their first live virtual tour inside Intangible!
Tickets are Pay What You Can, starting at $2, and they’re donating $1 from each ticket to Warm Up America! Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.showclix.com/event/intangible-live-stream-and-virtual-tour
Photo Credit: @ta_visuals