KnottyLoop: Mona L. Muhammad
“Our very nature
is to be alive, aware, creative and spectacularly effective. Let go
of your doubts and allow your true nature to shine through” –
As a child I remember watching in amazement a time-lapsed motion picture
of a flower developing from its budding stage to full bloom. I remember
being transfixed and amazed at its development process. This is how
I view the art of crocheting. To see the detail within the fibers, to
feel the texture of a skein of yarn, to manipulate the yarn until it
evolves in a unique and wearable form of art gives me personal joy.
I wish I could say that
KnottyLoop Creation is the planned summation of whom I aspired to be
but that would not be an honest assessment. I’m the mother of
4 (3 sons and a daughter). When my children were younger and money was
tight, it was necessary for me to cut corners in order to stay afloat.
I learned how to sew and crochet from my mother, so during the colder
months; I would buy a couple of skeins of yarn and make their blankets,
hats, scarves, vest and sweaters. I sold some of these items at local
fairs and shops to help make ends meet, while I also maintained a full
Now that my children
are all grown and out on their own; I find myself to be an “empty-nester”,
with excess time on my hands. In 2004, I once again blew the dust from
my crochet needle and began making outfits for my family and friends.
The response was overwhelming. The more items I made the more I found
folks were lining up to get a skirt or dress of their own. In May of
2006, KnottyLoop Creations was born.
My talent in the crochet
arena continues to evolve. The more I practice my art, the more my creative
flair awakens. I’m in awe of what I have been able to create.
I truly recognize this to be a God given talent.