My name is Jennifer Raymond, and I reside in the small town of Ashland, VA, which is right outside of Richmond.
I spend most of my time dreaming up patterns and preparing for my next teaching engagement. When I’m not stitching up a storm, I love to garden, dabble in photography, take long bike rides, and learn about other fiberart crafts.
With more than 20 years of stitching experience under my belt, I first learned to crochet when I was 7 years old, and knit when I was eight. But I didn’t discover my first Local Yarn Store until I attended Davidson College in Davidson, NC.
While not studying, I spent my time at the Needlecraft Center, honing my craft. While completing my degree in English Literature, I taught knitting and crochet in the summers at Chimney Corners Camp.
My senior year I took two semesters of Sculpture Class, culminating in my piece, “Rebellion Against the Sampler” winning second place in the Student Art Show. After graduation, I moved to Silver Spring, where I began Tinking Turtle, before relocating to Ashland, VA.