My passion for knitting started at the age of 18 when my sister took me to a class she was attending – this one class quickly turned into a hobby that spun itself into my first business “Hey, Diddle Diddle” which coincided with the birth of my first child. Throughout the early years (more than 25 years) I designed and knitted various ready to wear collections and created patterns not only for my own line but also for the Knitting Guild of America’s magazine “Cast On”. Slowly I began adding crochet into my collections after learning from the mother of a dear friend of mine – I am very thankful for the time she took to teach me as most of what I create now centers on crochet.
Most of the inspiration I find comes from the environment around me – the flowers blooming in my backyard, the colour of the pebbles along the beach, the gentle fading an evening sunset, and the people that I interact with daily. Taking the inspiration that catches my eye I pair each design with high quality yarns and fibers including organic eco friendly yarns new this year, of which their texture, colour and feel are unmatched.
As I continue to grow and expand my artistic business, my designs will continue to change and evolve into new and creative pieces. My goal is to design and create beautiful pieces to adorn your wardrobe. I hope my creations add flare to your personal style that will be worn for many seasons to come.
About My Designs
Valerie Baber Designs is made up of one-of-a kind creations that feature a variety of styles – everything from classic to modern, neutral to colorful, or delicate to bold – there is surely something that will suit your style. Whether wishing to buy a ready to wear piece or create something yourself, Valerie Baber Designs offers options for you to choose from at a variety of online retailers. Mostly catering towards feminine styles we do sometimes offer more masculine pieces.
As Seen In
Valerie Baber Designs has been featured in various galleries and establishments such as the Edmonton and Calgary location of the Alberta Craft Council Gallery Store, the Art Gallery of St. Albert and the Alberta Branded store. No collections are currently available at these locations.
A highlight of my career was having the opportunity to work with the Edmonton Opera and the Alberta Craft Council on their Opera Art Project designing various pieces that were inspired by the opera productions.
Where to Find Us
Here you will find ready to wear accessories such as scarves, shawls, and handwarmers, as well as other specialty knitting and crochet patterns suitable for all seasons. These unique high quality designs add style to any wardrobe in any season.
Ravelry & LoveCrafts
New collections of crochet patterns are available for you to make and enjoy wearing.
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