Tejer y Poder

Stephanie Barragan

Momma's BIG project

by Cymbrehona Warren

I decided to interview my mother Randi Flowers because she had much more experience than anyone in my family. My mother is 31 years of age. She was also the only person in my family that learned how to crochet at a very young age. My mother began to crochet at the age of 5 years. She is very talented and can make many things. Unfortunately, she doesn’t want me showing any of her projects to anyone so I can’t show you all any of her great work.

Q. How old were you when you first began to crochet?

A. I was 5 years old when I began to crochet.

Q. Who was the person that taught you how to crochet?

A. My mother taught me how to crochet.

Q. Did you want to learn how to crochet or your mother wanted you to do it?

A. Well my mother wanted me to learn how to crochet, but at the same time I wanted to learn because I thought that it would be kind of fun to do.

Q. Did you find it hard to crochet when you first began?

A. No, it was actually easy when I first began to crochet.

Q. Were there any challenges that you came across while you were crocheting?

A. YES! I actually had plenty of challenges. I can name a few for you. There was the huge granny square, a flower, and an eskimo hat.

Q. How long did it take you to make all of those projects?

A. It took me three weeks for the huge granny square, two weeks for the flower, and a month for the eskimo hat.

Q. Did you get frustrated when you first began all of those projects?

A. At some point I did because my mother was on my back all the time while I was in the process of working on projects.

Q. Do you still crochet today? Why?

A. No, I don’t crochet at all anymore because I don’t have any time to do it.

Q. If you had the time, would you continue to crochet and make other big projects?

A. Yes, I would continue to crochet because it is very meditative for me.