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!