Who am I?

Hello and welcome to Charlotte’s Threads! My name is Emily and I am the chief knitter and crocheter.  My crafting story is a little different than most.  A little over two years ago in 2019 I was having yet another surgery and wanted something to do while recovering.  My sister had been teaching herself to knit and offered to help me get started.  I started on a basic knit shawl thinking it would take me WEEKS to finish.  I completed that first shawl in 10 days and I was hooked.  That was a little over two years ago and I have not stopped since.  I learned how to knit first and then during the pandemic my sister helped me discover crocheting which opened a whole new world of crafting.  

I had finished college with a degree in art history but soon after I graduated I was diagnosed with something called FND as well as fibromyalgia.  This meant that my dreams of working in a museum were no longer possible.  However, I discovered that even on the days where I was stuck in bed and unable to tolerate much, I could still knit and crochet and what’s more, it helped my hands!  As an added bonus, a knitting or crochet project is a great way to pass the time in the endless doctor and physical therapy visits I have each week for my chronic illnesses.  

I also discovered somewhat by accident that I was rather good at creating these pieces of wearable art.  When I decided to put feelers out to see if anyone was interested in custom pieces the response was a resounding yes! I’ve learned a lot over the past two years and am continually learning new skills and patterns.  I love seeing a pile of yarn sitting there and knowing in just a little while it will become something beautiful and useful.   

When I’m not working on projects I love to bake and cook for my family.  You can also see me out and about with my service dog Linus.  Come along on this crafting journey with me as I learn, grow, and make stuff! 

Emily

What others say

Rachel D.
I love love love my holiday/seasonal table runners, pocket shawl and ...
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Rachel D.
I love love love my holiday/seasonal table runners, pocket shawl and cup cozie! Emily’s work is beautiful, fun, and most importantly, made with care. She’s so great at helping you coordinate colors and designs for your custom orders. She even washes items before sending them off to their new homes….she really goes above and beyond to create the most perfect gifts for you and loved ones to enjoy!
Rachel D.
Rachel D.
Julie G.
I love purchasing handmade things from Emily.  They’re beautifully crafted with ...
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Julie G.
I love purchasing handmade things from Emily.  They’re beautifully crafted with an attention to detail you just can’t find anywhere else.  She listens to my vision and then makes suggestions based around my desires.  She is willing to tackle almost anything and is excited to learn new things to further her craft. I can’t recommend her enough.
Julie G.
Julie G.
Tammy P.
I recently ordered and purchased 2 sets of mini pumpkins from Emily.  They ...
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Tammy P.
I recently ordered and purchased 2 sets of mini pumpkins from Emily.  They were adorable and well-made. Emily has exceptional craftsmanship and my order was delivered in a timely manner. I look forward to making future purchases from her.  A satisfied customer,
Tammy P.
Tammy P.