Faye Lamb

Faye Lamb

I was taught to crochet & knit as a child by my Grandmother, she also made sure that I was able to follow and replicate patterns. I didn’t really enjoy the hobby when I was young, there was always something better to do…

…But, I came back to the craft in 2013 to give myself a break from internet job searches. I had spent a couple of years prior to that recovering from a CFS/ME collapse at work and was finding it increasingly difficult to get employment.

During the first few months I made a promise to myself that I would practice every day and become proficient enough that I would someday teach others to crochet. I achieved that goal by opening Unravel & Unwind in March 2014.

It was at this time that I met Helen from Rainbow Valley Crochet. I needed someone to teach me advanced skills as I had quickly outgrown the beginner patterns and I wanted new challenges.

As a result of Helen’s mentoring, advanced techniques and unique pattern constructions I have been able to expand my knowledge base much farther than my Grandmother thought possible. She would tell me that “the student has surpassed her tutor”, and I am proud to say that with Helen’s faith in my ability and my Grandmothers encouragement I became a designer in 2017.

Sadly my Gran passed at the end of 2018, which meant that I wasn’t able to tell her that I was getting published in her favourite magazine, Simply Crochet, but I’m sure she already knows this.

original designs

MaryJane
Pattern Pack Pro | 77 | February 2021 | Mandalas
Jute Pot Scrubbie
Helen Free's Ravelry Store
Cotton crochet earrings
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Herringbone Socks
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Travel Hook Case
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Archer's Gauntlets
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Craft Room Pockets
Simply Crochet, Issue 84
Herringbone Socks
Rainbow Valley
Cariad Celtic Shawl
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Festival Poncho
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Floor Doily
Rainbow Valley
Rollerball Pouch
Rainbow Valley
Festival Poncho
Rainbow Valley
Caroline Pinafore
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Chakra Cotton Bowl
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Broomstick Neckwarmer
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