Who is Colleen?
Collen Barden is the assistant crocheter to Mikey, as well as live show operations sample maker for The Crochet Crowd. Occassionally, she gets involved with behind the scenes organizing of The Crochet Crowd Website.
Colleen and Diva Dan team up most for producing the fabulous show pieces that you will see during live exhibitions. She can be responsible for up to 80% of the crochet samples on exhibit to inspire crocheters.
Colleen has a full time job and helps us with occasionally coming over to hook together, plan and much more. She is exceptionally helpful and enthusiastic about crochet. Before meeting The Crochet Crowd, she was only capable of doing granny square afghans. Over the years, her skills have greatly improved from not being able to read a pattern to following a pattern comfortably on her own.
Her kids are all grown up leaving her with her two favourite creatures, Milo and Bella the kitty cats. She can tell you stories about the adventures of her cats. They are much loved.
We met Colleen when I hosted a crochet night here at home. Since then, she’s become the best friend of Daniel and I. You will see Colleen often with us during live shows, which include the crochet cruises. She speaks from the heart and is genuinely a fabulous individual. We are fortunate to have had Colleen cross our paths to be included in our lives and, of course, our wacky adventures with The Crochet Crowd.