Celebrating Kentucky’s Crafters – Rachel Spivey’s Determination Earns Ribbons
Even though Rachel Spivey started crocheting 27 years ago, she didn’t compete at the Kentucky State Fair until 2017. At eight-years-old she learned to crochet from her great aunt Helen but only crocheted off and on for many years.
“I started really getting into it in 2016. I had wonderful memories of going to the fair, and every year I would browse through all of the crochet, knitting, quilts, paintings, wreaths, etc. in awe of the talent on display. After tons of practice, I thought – why not?” said Rachel.
She didn’t win any ribbons her first year competing, but that only made her more determined to improve. After working on projects, practicing her skills and learning new techniques, she won five ribbons in 2018 and then six more in 2019.
“The feeling of seeing one of your projects with a ribbon on it, surrounded by other projects made by incredibly talented artists, is amazing,” said Rachel.
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