is a member of the GeoClan family (aren't
we all?) and she brings many talents to
the table. So skilled, Sheeba loves her
knitting and brings it to us all as Crooked
Hook. As it get colder and colder it's
nice to know someone has accessories for
all our different outfits and flavors.
How long have you crocheted?
of Crooked Hook (CH):
I taught myself to crochet about 6 years
ago...I've been designing my own patterns
for about 3 years now.
What is the meaning of your company name?
A small handheld hook is used to transform
yarn into stitches/fabrics.....crooked
refers to the breakaway from the traditional
crochet design that most people are used
to (like grandma's blankets and potholders)
Mini iPod cases
What were your artistic influences?
I have many, but my parents are at the
top of the list. My father is a
photographer and graphic designer and
my mother is a fiber artists. Zanobia
Bailey is another crochet artist
who is a major inspiration for my work.
What are some of your most positive and
negative experiences so far?
I believe that in a growing business any
experience you have is a learning experience...so
to me they are all positive.
What has shocked or surprised you about
I am still surprised by the power of the
internet. I've gotten responses
from people all over the world, from London
to the Netherlands, to Africa to Canada......all
of them supporting my artwork and business.
Focus on the belt
With whom would you like to work with
in the future?
I'm making plans to connect with local
businesses at make my work available n
Philly and Washington DC. I would
also like to work with musicians looking
With whom have you already worked with
that you wanted to?
GEOCLAN!!! this is truly a wonderful
organization comprised of intelligent
and genuine people who not only promote
positive changes in the community, but
offer all kinds of opportunities for many
talented and dedicated people in the city.
I've enjoyed working with them
this year and look forward to working
with them in the future.
For whom do you crochet for?
The beauty of my designs is that they
transcend age, race, and gender.
I've designed for wild spirits and
conservative souls alike.
What is your short term plans? Long term
I'm currently working on a fashion show
for the summer and a whole new look and
feel to the website that will be more
little more interactive. The new
website will have a photo gallery, contests,
special offers, and of course brand new
the next five years I'd like to publish
my patterns and exhibit my wall hangings.
Colorful and definitely
What is your background in?
I have a background in the fine arts,
graphic design, and I also study color
Where are you and what do you do usually
on a non-descript day?
HAHA! I usually crochet every single
day, whether it's an order, a gift, or
something for myself. I also like
to paint on my downtime.
What do you think of the art scene in
Well I just moved here from the Washington
DC area about 3 months ago, but from what
I've seen it's not bad at all.
There are all kinds of cultural things
to get into....there's an underground
and not-so-underground current so there's
a little something for everyone.
There is definitely a community that appreciates
and supports real talent.
What do you think about change (think
of Uploading Change, GeoClan.com's slogan)?
Hmmm...I think change is inevitable ....it's
the direction of that change that makes
the difference. I think it's important
to remember that positive change is possible,
but it requires action. Exercising your
rights, using your resources, education,
and communication equals empowerment.
If you have questions,
comments, suggestions or if you would
like to be a Featured Designer. Feel free
to email GeoClan at email@example.com