Welcome to Industry Insider. Today, we will be hearing from the lovely Vashti Braha. I had the opportunity to meet Vashti for the first time at the Chain Link Conference in 2008 in Manchester, NH. Then we got to hang out together some last year at the TNNA market in Columbus, OH, along with some of her pals (want me to name drop....? I could, but let's just talk about Vashti!)
Vashti's name was familiar to me before I had ever met her, as I had seen many of her designs in the crochet magazines that come to my house with alarming regularity. (Hey, it's a business expense. I have to stay on top of things, ya know?)
Be sure and check out Vashti's blog; she has some pictures of designs that she will soon be offering for download on sale...I love the Whipped Cream Apron as well as the Love Pod Boa. She has a design sensibility that I just really like and know you will too. So if this is the first time you are hearing about her, I guarantee, it's not going to be the last!
CR: Wow, Vashti, you are really "hot" in the crochet world right now! It seems like everywhere I turn, I am seeing the Five Peaks Shawl and your Tokyo Jacket was nominated for a Flamie! For those who may not be familiar, tell us a little more about the Flamie awards and what being nominated means to you.
For my readers, let me know who you would like to learn more about and I will do my best to feature them here!