About Me

Welcome! My name is Judi Weingarden.  I am a native New Yorker, although I have lived in Connecticut since 1985.  I have always enjoyed “crafty” things…I took sewing lessons one pre-teen summer, and I’ve had a machine close by ever since.  I learned to knit as a child, but gave it up at around age 12 when I learned to crochet! After many years of crocheting (mostly yarmulkas with size 13 steel hooks and DMC thread with intricate patterns and multiple colors – sometimes called tapestry crochet), I pretty much stopped crocheting for many years…

In 2009 I picked up a hook again, and haven’t looked back! I started with a granny squaregranny square afghan afghan, then moved on to a Southwest design afghan for my DH, something different for each of my kids, then really started to branch out!

I finally got a camera, which allowed me toEd's afghanstart to photograph my work, and document my projects. Then, my work crocheting jewelry with wire, beads and embroidery thread led me to a LYS, where I began taking more jewelry classes.


Ben's afghanDani's afghan (1)

Now, I spend as much time as possible creating with both fiber and beads and take classes to enhance my skills whenever I can (think Stitches East and the Knit & Crochet Show for fiber and as far away as Tucson for beading)!

I love to share my fun with others, and my educational and professional background is in the field of education.  I have been able to combine all of that in my teaching at both LYS and chain stores in my area, and have even taught online.  I can almost always be found with a hook or needle in my hand, wherever I am – at home, on a plane, in a hotel or on the beach!

There are just not enough hours in the day for all the things I love to do!  Thanks for visiting; I invite you to come back soon!

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About Me — 2 Comments

  1. hi judy

    your mom and i volunteer at the nyc ballet together. we visited her over the weekend and saw some of your husband’s wood art. so we wanted to see your work as well. lovely creations. and a lovely mom, by the way.

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