My name is Oluwatoyin Oshin. I have a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (Lautech) Ogbomoso.
I am a crafter and the founder of @crochetropesnthings. I’m a self-trained crocheter. The first set of crochet items I made; a flower and headband were so neat and beautiful. No patterns, no YouTube instructor not even a picture but just my imagination and unflinching passion. I was encouraged to sell them and boom… That was how I started.
Before and after graduation, I’d never seen myself as white collar employee and that was it. I’d always loved and enjoyed chain stitch, although I stopped developing my crocheting skills just before becoming an undergraduate. I picked it all up so well after graduation.
Aside crocheting, I’m also good at Ropes and Cords Crafts, Ribbon and Fabric Crafts, Recycling, etc.
Services include, Creating and Coordinating Crafts Clubs in schools. Clubs such as – Handicraft Clubs, Crochet Clubs, Yarn and Rope Clubs and a few others. This is aimed at opening the young minds to the limitless options of creativity.
Our names (nee Solarin) are Taiwo Adetunji and Kehinde Adeyemi
We bagged Bachelor of Technology/Urban and Regional Planning from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
Our core crafting skills are Crochet and knitting and we’re professionals at services which include but not limited to:
Crochet dresses and accessories for babies and adults
Knitted wears for male and female
Knitted school cardigans We organise crochet/knitting trainings too.
Remembering how it all started, the vivid memory is at a Sisters Fellowship while in school. We were encouraged to learn a craft, abd and there were instructors for catering, hair styling, hat making, knitting. However, since I (Taiwo) was familiar with all these skills, I decided to opt for the craft that I didn’t know anything about but had always appeared like magic to me – KNITTING, so I attended. My sister joined the same class, and that’s how we both picked up the skills. And we’ve improving on it ever since, especially as the business grows . I was once knitting with my pins in class when a class mate suggested that I find out about using a machine. This we went in search of in town and found someone who taught us. We learnt crochet much later. I (Taiwo) also thought crocheting was more difficult than knitting because of the single hook. These days we do more of crocheting than knitting.
Always, we give big kudos and appreciation to Neat wisdom and Bethma, our crochet instructors.
We’re on Instagram as @ejirecollections Facebook: ejirecollections Phone/WhatsApp: 07036809766, 08062651485