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Hi, I learned to knit and crochet when I was a child by my grandmother who was a dressmaker and expert knitter and crocheter.
I´ve been knitting for as long as I can remember. I worked for many years in Miami in the Fashion Industry, later moved to Venice, Italy where I live with my husband and three little ones.
I teach, write, produce and knit and many of my designs found their way into knitting and crochet magazines like Knit Today Magazine and Happily Hooked Online Magazine.
I loves colors and my next dream is to launch a limited edition of hand dyed yarns to use on my designs, so stay tuned because will be something beautiful!
My goal is to encourage everybody to learn to knit and crochet, is a wonderful feeling when you say, “I want to do this, what if I tried this?…what if I start this project?…How will be when I finish to knit this scarf?…I can use it with my beige coat!, I can give as gift to my daughter!”,….you see how many wonderful doors you open, how many wonderful and positive and harmonius sensations you bring to your mind and body when you knit and crochet.
You can feel how your mind fly away from daily worries and every day little or big problems, you relax, think about something nice and warm and bring to your life, enthusiasm, happiness and joy!
I love to help all beginners to learn and firmly believe that part of my work is to let people know the wide variety of knitting benefits for the mind and body.
I´m very fortunate  to travel around the world always with my needles and hooks and my endless ideas and designs.
All my patterns are thoroughly tested and edited for clarity and accuracy and always thinking in all beginners, I make sure that everybody has a great knitting and crocheting experience and if you have any questions you can count on me for pattern support anytime you wish.
Thank you to be here, you can see my Knitting and Crochet Collections at:
www.liliacraftparty.etsy.com
www.ravelry.com/designers/Liliacraftparty
Please read my Interview from a lovely knitting magazine:
How long have you been knitting & crocheting?
My great-grandmother taught me to crochet when I was seven years old, she started with the tiny chains to make a little piece and this was due that at school I had asked me to do something with my hands, I crochet a little doily for the table and it was beautiful but to me the most beautiful thing is the memory I have of that time. At the same time I discovered that I love knitting as much as crochet.
Why do you knit?
I knit because is an addiction to me, I can´t live without knitting or crochet, even if is a hard busy day, at one moment I have to take my knitting and crochet and do it!. My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was seven years old so is loooooong time ago that I knit and crochet, during my life, like every person, I have my story, I went througt everything, happyness, sad moments, difficult moments, dramatic moments, etc, but always my knitting and crochet were there to save me and give me that enthusiasm and happiness that only if you feed correctly your soul you can get and continue with the events, this include the traveling, I lived in Miami Florida for 10 years and then I moved to Italy, and always with my needles and crochet hooks!
Now I live in Venice Italy with my favorite italian, my husband, and thanks God difficult moments are far away and I can completely enjoy what I do with total serenity and harmony in life.
 
Most challenging project and why?
oh!!! of course Brioche stitch, I learned brioche when I was 13 years old and in South América we called english stitch, the basic brioche is easy and beautiful to knit, the hard part starts with the two colors brioche stitch and then the designs with brioche, I can say that two weeks ago I challenge myself with one design that I have on my needles right now and will be ready in a couple of weeks, but everything ok now, I can do it with my eyes closed! and I´m very happy for that! Always learn, learn, learn everything in life and during your life! I said to my husband, how one person can say that is bored? when there are millions of things to learn?
What yarns do you like to work with (weight, colour, fiber)?
I love medium weight yarn, is better for beginners and I always have in mind all my beginners customers, people who want to learn to knit and crochet are my priority, once they are comfortable with the gauge of the average yarn it is easier to continue with other projects.
As the name of my Shop and Brand says: LiliaCraftParty, it is a party and for this reason I like bright colors for my designs, I also like to work with natural rear fiber like jute, you can made lovely items with this material.
What´s your Signature Style?
Modern designs with classic shapes, focusing on wearability and detail, intriguing textures, delicate lace, stranded colourwork in vivid colors, this is due to the her andean heritage.
Lilia´s patterns are unique and made thinking in all beginners and people that want to learn to knit and crochet.
Lilia´s designs looking to dress elegantly and comfortable all curvi and full figure women using secrets that her grandmother taught her when she worked for famous boutiques.
What do you think is your Mission as Knitter?
My mission is to make everybody learn to knit and crochet with my easy and fun teaching method and enjoy all the benefits of knitting.
Knitting is used for therapy and is supremely relaxing, wich is extremely important for reducing stress and anxiety, so don´t stop knitting, it keep you healthy!
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