I interviewed : Luz Mendoza


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I recently got an e-mail from Luz saying she was interested in being interviewed for this series. It was great fun getting to know her and her patterns. I got to try my hand at the ladybug set & am thrilled to present this awesome designer. Read to the end for a special offer only for ACCROchet readers =)

 

When and how did you learn to crochet? And when did you start designing your patterns? Who gave you the idea of selling them?

I really try to remember but I cannot! I have always had some kind of needle work in my hands, whether it was crochet, knitting, sewing… everyone did it at home – so did I!

I started formally writing my patterns just over 2 years ago; I was making all sort of things for my kids and family and people kept on asking me where I got them from, and then if I could make some for them. I have 3 young children so making for selling was a no go from the start!, but I was surprised by how much people liked my designs so I decided to share the ‘how to’ and that is how the idea of the patterns came up!

Do you have a favorite pattern of yours? Which are your most popular patterns?

Well yes!, I love all the animal hat patterns!, one of my personal favourites is the T – REX hat; also the tiger,

Baby dinosaur hat pattern

Baby dinosaur hat pattern, by Luz Mendoza

3. Do you knit or do you craft besides crochet?
Yes!, I love knitting, sewing, painting, drawing, cooking, making crafts with the kids, I am in the process of updating my shops with all my new knitting and sewing patterns as well!

 

4. Are there any other etsy or online shops you find inspiring?

There are so many talented people out there!, I follow a few blogs but they are mostly kids illustrators. Check one of my favourites : Belle and Boo http://belleandboo.com
Vintage crochet summer hat pattern

Vintage crochet summer hat pattern, by Luz Mendoza

5. What is the single most important thing people should know about you? About launching a business?
I am a mother of three young children and I am following my passion to design beautiful and practical things for them, for my loving partner, and for myself; every so often the house gets a treat too! 🙂

About launching a business I have one very important tip/advice: only do it if it is your passion, something you really really love and are prepared to work really hard at! It is hard work but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Thanks for giving me this opportunity to share on your blog!

Thanks for answering my questions!!

Want to know more about Luz & her patterns shops? Find her in these web-haunts :

 

Luz Patterns on Facebook

Luz Patterns on Craftsy

Luz Patterns London – Blog

Luz Patterns on Ravelry

 

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Also, Luz is generously offering ACCROchet readers a 15% discount on single-pattern purchases until the end of the month of March 2013. Use code ACCROchet15 at checkout.

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Girl & women fingerless gloves pattern

Girl & women fingerless gloves pattern, by Luz Mendoza

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