Tania Ashton Jones


Hi I’m TJFrog, TJ refers to my first & middle names, Tania Jane and the Frog a homage to my avid & lifelong collection of frogs!  Not the real ones, although I do love them & have been known to rescue them crossing a main road!

TJFrog was a childhood name I assigned to myself – as you do!  When I discovered knitters ‘frog’ their work when ripping it back, then TJFrog was an obvious name choice for my creative venture.

Taught to hand knit as a very young child by my Nana, I knitted for one of my Duke of Edinburgh Awards!  Cross stitch caught my attention for many years and I returned to knitting in 2008 after taking up an opportunity to do a knitting retreat.  And so I entered a whole new world of knitting!  I couldn’t believe what I’d been missing!

And this is the product of that knitting retreat.  A felted needle bag – my first design!

Through knitting I found out about Dorset Buttons, not something I’d heard of during my upbringing in Dorset!  A trip to the Dorset History Centre started my research and interest to learn more about their history and designs.

Now I live on the Isle of Skye where the view continually distracts and the weather constantly changes!