Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet Lydia Kendrick of Kendrick Kreations

Quite often knitters and crocheters are multi talented and they cross craft into sewing, quilting, spinning, hand dyeing yarn and even weaving. If your knitting circle is anything like mine, and I know through conversations on Ravelry it is, than you are and also know many of these multi-crafters.

Lydia Kendrick, of Kendrick Kreations, is one of these multi talented fiber artists. Lydia hand knits and crochets, she's also proficient with knitting machines, but knitting is just the beginning of her passion for fiber, she also spins roving into yarn, hand dyes and her first love is weaving. She works on several different looms ranging in size from the portable Cricket, to a triangular loom for shawls and her not so portable floor loom.

She sells her finished shawls, scarves and home decor at Old Oaks Fiber Ranch in Wimberly, TX.

But Lydia has taken her fiber endeavors one step further and has turned her creative energies to designing. I’m pleased to announce I’ve just added two of her patterns to my website.

The first is a knitting pattern for her wonderfully textured Turkish Scarf.
But Lydia’s second pattern is a FIRST for my website! I’m happy to now offer a weaving pattern, the Simple Woven Mug Rugs.
If you’re been wanting to explore weaving take a look at this beautiful and practical design.

Meet Lydia Kendrick:
Lydia Kendrick was born in Munich, Germany in 1960 and came to the United States in 1964. Her mother was a professional seamstress and taught her to knit, crochet, and do needlework as a young child.

Widowed in 1997, she needed something to do with herself and renewed her interest in knitting, including working with knitting machines, learned to spin in 2008, and later in 2009, bought a loom and took some weaving lessons. The Kendrick living room has evolved into a looming room, with two floor looms and a triangular loom as well.

In 2009, she started her business, Kendrick Kreations, and sells her patterns and finished woven and knitted wares online and through consignment shops.

Lydia is a member of the Lonestar State Knitters, KOZY Knitters in New Braunfels, Handweavers Guild of America and the Coneheads weaving study group in Wimberley, Texas.

Her other interests include playing tennis, gardening and square dancing.

She can’t imagine life without her dogs and is “mom” to two labs, Maizie and Melba, who also seem to enjoy all the fiber around the house, occasionally getting into a bit of mischief with a favorite ball of yarn! Maybe it’s just a hint to knit them a blanket?

Lydia is known as Kendrick43 on Ravelry and has her own Ravelry group, Kendrick Kreations. You can slo enjoy her blog at Kendrick Kreations Blog

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