Luz Higdon is #MadeForKnoxville
As a little girl, Luz watched her abuela carefully create intricate art from the simple beginnings of string. As an adult, she realized crochet not only helped her connect to her Puerto Rican roots, but allowed her to uniquely express her combined upbringings–a touch of the south and a lot of island love.
Luz’s craft is an outlet for self-expression, but it’s also a chance for Knoxvillians to see pieces of their own southern culture reflected through her work. It’s not just culture in her crochet–Luz makes each piece with “love in every stitch.”
“Fiber arts has been a bridge for self-expression, and allowed me to give homage to my roots.”
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In Their Own Words..
Hello, my name is Luz Higdon, owner of Crochet Société! From humble beginnings, my love for crochet spans 26 years and was inspired by my Abuela’s love of knitting. I became enthralled in understanding how she could so easily take string, and masterfully create such beautiful fabrics! Having migrated from Puerto Rico to the mainland at the age of five, I found comfort in anything that reminds me of home. Fiber arts has been a bridge for self-expression, and allowed me to give homage to my roots. My patterns are influenced by my love of island life with a hint of deep-seated, Southern heritage.
I hope you’ll find my passion will empower you to create distinctive fabrics using only the best yarns – “with love in every stitch.”
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