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!