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maker + designer

Hi! I’m Tessa, the maker, designer and founder of Tzigns. I live in a small Oregon town, and I mean tiny, 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 many pets (currently 1 dog, 2 cats and 6 chickens) and my special 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, then I choose to continue the arts by graduating from college with Graphic Design and then Cosmetology as well. It wasn’t until 2006 that I found yarn and learned to crochet from my Mom and Grandma, and I was hooked – pun intended!
Tzigns has really flourished since 2006, from making and selling handmade accessories online and at vendors markets to full-time designing crochet patterns at the end of 2019. In 2022, I added knitting to my repertoire, thanks YouTube, and now have added of knitted beanies to my winter markets! 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.
One of the bonuses of falling in love with yarn, is the automatic joining of this special community. I absolutely LOVE connecting with other makers and fiber artists, so don’t be shy to say “Hi” on the ‘gram!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sage Canteen Cozy

Do you love Ravelry too?

I have learned to LOVE Ravelry to keep my projects, favorites and queue organized, 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!