About Thoughts From A Doe
Hi! I'm Louise, it's nice to meet you!
I have always been a crafty person - and often go through phases of different crafts like sewing, painting, drawing, scrapbooking. But in 2015 I discovered my Great Granny's old crochet hooks and crocheted a granny square, and that was that! I haven't stopped playing with yarn since!
I still love making blankets out of granny squares, but I prefer using them as pixels to make a picture! I love to design and create not only graphs to turn into blankets, but amigurumi patterns too!
I have also picked up knitting in my time in the yarnie world and love to incorporate my graphs into some of my knitted items!
There’s 2 themes that my work tends to follow:
I spent years studying animals of all different shapes and sizes, from counting how many teeny tiny springtails were in an ecosystem, all the way up to tracking rhinos! I have volunteered at a monkey sanctuary and worked in a zoo and an alpaca farm! Animals really are my passion and I love to convey the personality of different species through my patterns!
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths! I love to combine my creativity with the STEM subjects – areas that a lot of people think are boring or difficult to understand. I like to find easier ways of explaining tricky concepts, and really love to throw yarn into those explanations too! The design and testing process for these ideas tends to take a bit longer than the adorable animals, but it makes it all the more rewarding to create them!