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A Hand With Crocheting

Local girl wins honorable mention

Leader/Jessica Tanner
Tisha Wood stands next to the quilt she crocheted for this year’s Box Elder County Fair. This is the first quilt she has crocheted and she earned an honorable mention.

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Jessica Tanner
Leader Staff Writer

Tisha Wood, 26, the daughter of James and Tamera Wood of Tremonton, won honorable mention for an afghan she crocheted for the Box Elder County Fair. Tisha was born without her right arm from the elbow down but has not let it slow her down. She is very artistic and many of her hobbies come very easy to her.
About five years ago Tisha tried crocheting with a needle but said she never was able to do it very well. The stitches were really loose and did not look right. Later she heard about a tool called a wove, which has been much easier for her to use. To crochet she uses the wove (a ring with pegs on it) rather than the needles. She crochets pieces and then sews them together.
Tisha is self-taught and was surprised at how easy crocheting came to her. She also enjoys the advancements in technology that have helped her to do more of the things she wants to do.
She said, “I have always had an interest in crafts so I just decided why not.” She added, “I made a rule for myself. I figure if I cannot do it I at least have to try first.”
Her favorite part of crocheting is, “The colors I can mix. I just have fun with it.” However, she does not like it when she messes up and has to start all over again. She said it takes a really long time. Tisha said this afghan took her about a month to complete, mostly because she gave up for awhile.

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1 comment for “A Hand With Crocheting

  1. Phil Gardner
    September 13, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Hi Tisha!
    So glad that you are enjoying being artistic. Glad you could show your quilt at the fair. Yes it is easier with two hands but you know no different so do very well. You must be glad that the worst of the summer is over. What else are your favorite things to do? Do you live in the country? I have been to Salt Lake City but it has been many years ago. I love the large pipe organ in the Tabernacle. Have a GREAT DAY.
    Your friend, Phil

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