About Crazy For Crewel


If You Change Nothing, Nothing Will Change

I grew up in Calgary Alberta. In my youth I was always into something artsy. My mom was a big influence on me and I shared her craftiness from quilting, to drawing, dance, crochet, knitting, stitching and sewing. Later I went to college to study advertising sales, marketing, and photography. After college, I worked in the brokerage industry, and there I acquired my Canadian Securities Certificate. I soon found out however, that the brokerage life was not for me.

During this time I met my husband Mike. We yearned for a change in direction and to leave our high stressed city lives behind. We took a leap of faith and moved to the West Coast and settled in beautiful Victoria, BC.  I started a business helping others with their business correspondence and computer needs, but after a few years, I found I wanted a business that allowed me to express my creative side. A short time later, we opened The Button & Needlework Boutique and jumped straight into the most exciting, as well as the most stressful time of our lives.

I have always enjoyed knitting, quilting, and embroidery, but having run a successful business for the past 23 years, I have decided to create and market my own designs. This is how Crazy For Crewel was born. This has given me the creative outlet I desire on the days that I am away from the store and has taken me in a wonderful new direction.

During all the years spent at the store, I have been able to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for embroidery and knitting, and my sense of color and design with other needleworkers. On this site, we will have some great links to stitch techniques, as well as new products and services to help you with your next creative venture. I love stitching and helping others enjoy this art form. Allow me to share my passion for embroidery with you.

Contact me at
Crazy for Crewel
614 View Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1J4
Phone: 1-886-2972

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