Hello! I am Saraphir Legind. Danish, but have lived in the UK for almost 20 years and am happily settled here. I am very passionate about crochet and all the possibilities for being creative it offers and also a singer songwriter, writer and a performance artist/movement (eurythmy) teacher. You can see more about my music and poetry on my website.
I am very interested in most kinds of crafts and in ‘the arts’ in general. I feel very strongly that it is of great importance to encourage as many people as possible to use their hands creatively as this supports and develops creative thinking processes.
I try to be as environmentally friendly as I can in all my craft activities. I only use natural fibres as I don’t like to wear synthetics myself and find natural fibres nicer to handle and believe they are kinder to the earth – most synthetic fibres are derived from oil and there has recently been evidence that fibres from synthetic clothing enters the water supplies and oceans from washing them in the machine. I try to support small and local yarn companies as much as possible, but financially this is not always viable. When I make something for sale the cost of the material is a determining factor in the end price, and if the yarn is too expensive it will make the product too expensive. And some big companies simply make yarns that are good quality and that I love – I suppose there is a reason they got so big! I have to emphasize that while I recommend using specific yarns for a lot of my patterns I am not paid by those companies to recommend their products (I’m no where big enough to get paid for that!) – I recommend them because I like them and those are the ones I used. You can of course use any other yarn you like that has similar weight and yardage.
I have decided to keep my blog ad-free (apart from a few affiliate links) as I’m not that keen on ads myself and don’t particularly want to buy into the money-driven, capitalist culture we live in… however, it is not free to run and I spend a lot of time designing and writing out patterns that I post for free. If you like the patterns and ethos and would like to support you can make a donation:
I hope you find my site useful – questions and comments are welcome!
© SARAPHIR LEGIND