Hi! I’m Tessa, the maker, designer and founder of Tzigns. I currently live in a small, small Oregon town off of the Columbia River Gorge. It’s quiet, peaceful, and a slow-paced kinda life out here in the country. You can usually find me surrounded by my pets – currently Jaco the Catahoula Leopard Dog, Felix the black cat, and 6 cute chickens) and of course my amazing hubby too. We love camping, fishing, kayaking, traveling for concerts, and really just exploring the outdoors as much as possible.
I am a creative soul at heart. I grew up with a pencil in my hand, always drawing and doodling. Beading and macrame took over in middle and high school. I choose to continue my artist side by graduating from college with Graphic Design and Cosmetology. It wasn’t until 2006 that I found YARN and learned to crochet from my Mom and Grandma. I was hooked – pun intended!
Tzigns has really flourished since the start in 2006. From making and selling handmade accessories online and at vendors markets in South Dakota, to full-time designer of my own crochet patterns in 2019.
I love to design with texture and interesting stitch patterns. I’ve heard many times that my designs look more complicated than they actually are. Usually, they are very standard stitches placed in an unusual pattern that make one eye-catching piece.
One of the bonuses of falling in love with yarn, is the special yarny community. I absolutely LOVE connecting with other makers and fiber artists, so don’t be shy to say “Hi” on the ‘gram!