I met “Mahoor” on a Facebook Group some months ago. While Mahoor is not her “real” name, she’s loves it just the same. “It is derived from musical system in Iran. Something like GENRE in music.” Mahoor is a talented mosaic designer, a super nice lady, so easy to work with and a very interesting person, as you will soon find out. ❤️
Designing is not for the faint of heart! It takes time, talent and dedication. And to make it to the one year mark is really something to celebrate!!! So celebrate we will! You will first get to know the designer through the brief bio she’s written for us. After you are finished reading it I encourage you to write a nice little congratulatory note on the post in CAL – Crochet A Long as well as on the Designers Blog.
Here is her bio:
“I was 10 years old when I first started learning crochet from my older sister. I was so fascinated with the way hooking created beautiful projects. I made my first project shortly after learning the basic stitches. It was a simple washcloth in white.
When I was a teenager, I started improving my crochet skills by using crochet books and magazines and trying to figure out how to read the charts by myself. It looked so hard and complicated at first, but little by little I learned the rules and followd them and the outcome was great.
The project were mostly mono color and doilies. Crochet was a great hobby but not an obsession for me until March 2020 when the first locked down happened in Vancouver. I lost my job because of Covid-19 and had nothing to do, so I started crocheting again after many years of being away from the crochet world. The first project I made was a doll for my niece as a Persian New Year present. I watched vidos on Youtube those days as I had zero experience in making Amigurumi.
On my son’s birthday (June 28,2020) I found Tinna on Youtube and my mosaic crochet journey began. I fell in love with this new technique as it was my first encounter to colorwork in the crochet world. I made a lot of projects, practicing overlay mosaic crochet, trying different styles from several designers, including Tinna, Rosina and some others ever since. But it took me a year to have the courage to publish the very first pattern of my own. Mosaic Pine Tree in two versions in square format and then decide to convert the design into flat style and then the 3rd version was born but just published after my second pattern called INFINITY.
My 2022 New Year resolution was to design 100 patterns. I have worked on this cause since January and so far 25 new patterns are almost ready to be tested and be published during the year. Not a bad jump in the first quarter of the year. Let’s see how far I could go and how many of my patterns get published by the end of this year.
Apart from crocheting, I am a big fan of theatre. I was on a big stage once when I was 25 years old and a university graduate in Iran and twice here in Vancouver with my husband and my son (Hamletak 2018) and (Delbar 2020). Of course I am not a professional actor. But I am a professional theatre translator and I have many published translations from English to Farsi about theatre, dramas, short stories and university textbooks on theatre, acting and dramaturgy.”
Mahoor Designs can be found all over Social Media. Here are all of the important links.
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Be sure to browse her Ravelry Store, keeping an eye out for the next pattern she publishes:
Please do note that there are 2!!! sales running right now! They are:
“25% off on all patterns. No promo code needed
Buy2get3rdFree, redeem this promo code to get a free pattern of your choice. Remember to add 3 patterns to your cart and in the check out section enter the above code so that you pay only for two patterns and the 3rd will be free.”
And if you were lucky enough to read through to the end…..I’ve got a little surprise in store…..just a little sneak peek and a tiny little hint…..CAL – Crochet A Long’s EXPERT testers and admin are working together with Mahoor Designs to bring you a beautiful CAL!!! Stay tuned for more soon!! You WON’T want to miss it!