My name is Jess and I live on the south coast of England with my partner and our two children.
Ten years ago, after my daughter was born I started blogging. Initially it was parenting based but as she got older she developed a real interest in crafting so I set up a new blog called Let’s Do Something Crafty, a phrase she would frequently use!
I had always been into crafting, even as a young child so I loved coming up with ideas for us to try out. It also led to me trying new crafts and six years ago I watched a crochet tutorial and quickly became ‘hooked’, sorry I couldn’t resist!
It was all about crochet from that point onwards, I had also learnt to knit but it just didn’t do it for me in the same way crochet did. I loved the stitches, the way there were so many different possibilities with them and how if you made a mistake you could just go back and redo it, something which was not that easy when knitting!
I initially just made blankets but found I didn’t have the patience to finish them so started working on smaller projects instead. I had so much fun making up my own designs and started making these little animals which I would stuff with filling.
I made a sloth with neon colours around his eyes, we called him disco sloth and it was shortly after this that Disco Sloth Designs was created and I opened up my Etsy shop to sell my creations.
Then I discovered corner to corner crochet and became absolutely obsessed with it, I loved the way I could draw up a design as a graph chart then recreate it with yarn. I have always loved art so it felt like the perfect way to mix the two things together.
I became more adventurous with my designs and created my biggest piece to date, Stripe out of the movie Gremlins. It’s huge!!!
I now mainly focus on writing up the patterns to sell in my Etsy shop. If you have your eye on a finished product though then do get in touch and I can give you a quote.
Or if you are a business and would like to collaborate in any way then head to my contact page and drop me a message. I’m always open to new ideas.
To follow what I have been working on lately you can find me on Instagram here – @discoslothdesigns – and for all my patterns you can find my Etsy shop here.