Who is Yarnya?

Hey! I’m Tanya, aka Yarnya, a self confessed yarn addict from South East Essex in the UK.

Crochet came into my life in January 2013 when a lady from the WI taught me the basics and everything about the craft just clicked. I turned to websites, YouTube, books – anything I could get my hands on to learn more – and the rest, as they say, is history.

A headshot photograph of Tanya, also known as Yarnya, looking at the camera and smiling.

When I fell ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME) in the summer of 2013, crochet became much more than just a hobby to me. It gave me something to do when I couldn’t do anything else. I had to give up so much of what I loved, but crochet could just come along for the ride and there was a project for every day – Granny Squares for those fuzzy brain days and more challenging patterns for when I just wanted to think of nothing else except creating. It was perfect and it gave me hope.

During the summer of 2015 Mum sat down to teach me how to knit… that was a fun day! But, after the initial confusion of how to handle two needles instead of just one hook. I was off and my Yarnya adventure continued.

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