maker + designer

Hi! I’m Tessa, the maker, designer and founder of Tzigns. I live in a small – I mean teeny tiny – town in Oregon off of the Columbia River Gorge. It’s quiet, peaceful, and slow-paced out here in the country. You can usually find me surrounded by my many pets (currently 1 dog, 2 cats and 6 chickens) and my special hubby too. We love camping, fishing, traveling for concerts, and exploring the outdoors finding cool rocks to add to the collection (basically just buckets of rocks – haha).

I am a creative soul at heart. I grew up with a pencil in my hand always drawing and writing, then went into beading and tieing macrame knots, and eventually going to college for Graphic Arts and Cosmetology. In my early 20’s, my Mom taught me to crochet, and I was hooked (pun intended)! Tzigns has really flourished over the years from small handmade items to designing original crochet patterns and now, knitting! One of the bonuses of fiber arts is the community. I LOVE connecting with other makers and fiber artists, so don’t be shy to say “Hi” on the ‘gram!

Designing with texture and interesting stitch patterns is my go-to.  I’ve heard many times that my designs look more complicated than they actually are! Usually, they are standard stitches in an unusual pattern that make one eye-catching piece.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sage Canteen Cozy

Do you love Ravelry too?

I have learned to LOVE Ravelry as a tool to keep my projects and queue organizes, as well as keep notes for myself for future makes. And of course, I absolutely love shopping for patterns and yarn too!

Feel free to add me as a friend and let’s make together!