Hello! I’m Heidi (she/her/hers), and I’m a craft book author and pattern designer specializing in knitting, crochet, latch hook and macramé. I have been running the Hands Occupied Blog since 2010, adding a Pattern Shop in 2014. Over the years I’ve collaborated with various crafters, companies and artists, and I’ve found my heart in yarn craft design and instruction.
Please email heidi-at-handsoccupied-dot-com to discuss potential collaborations.
Over a decade ago, Hands Occupied was launched as a blog, a personal project to help motivate me to live a more creative life. It has evolved over time from a general-interest craft website to a yarn crafts blog with tons of free patterns and tutorials, an active Pinterest account with over a million monthly views, a colorful Instagram account, and a YouTube channel featuring yarn craft video tutorials.
Hands Occupied Studio
3323 W Diversey Ave. #6
Chicago, IL 60647