Christine is a fellow ME sufferer who enjoys crafts
What is your craft?
I have done many crafts; drawing, painting, beading, sewing, knitting, making miniatures, shell craft, and so on. Basketry too in the past. Pergamano parchment craft which I used to enjoy a great deal.
How did you get started and when?
I have always done crafting, since my teens.
Do you have a business name? What is it and how did you choose it?
No, although when I was selling jewellery at craft fairs I used to label them “Handmade by hochiwich”. Hochiwich is a name I use sometimes as an alias, it means hedgehog, in the Romany language, and it felt appropriate. I am less prickly now :)
What is your favourite part of your craft?
What is your least favourite part?
Pain in my hands and exhaustion from concentration :)
Do you have a favourite thing that you make? Do you have a picture of it?
I don’t have a favourite. But I have many pictures. My current hobby or craft is making peg dolls to a high standard.
Do you have a website or Facebook page? If so what is the URL?
I don’t have a website of my crafts, only one for some of my poetry. As I’m not selling my wares it doesn't seem worth paying for a webpage.
My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/
Do you sell your makes? If so, how and where?
I no longer sell my work. Being housebound to a large degree makes it difficult. Also being on benefits makes it complicated and I work too slowly now to make it worthwhile.
What is your favourite craft product?
Again, no real favourites. What I use depends on the current craft.
What is your favourite craft supplier?
Currently I use eBay quite a lot.
Name Christine Stromberg
Location Sheffield, South Yorkshire