“My name is Jennifer Orengo, born in Manhattan, New York and raised in the lovely Caribbean island Puerto Rico. Yes, my parents are Puerto Ricans. So, I'm what is call a Nuyorican that has that mix of the Caribbean and the big city. So cool, right! My Abuelita, "grandmother" in Spanish, showed me how to crochet when I was a little girl. Today, I still have some of the yarn and the crochet hook she gave me that first time I started to learn crochet. My Abuelita is in heaven now, but I remember that I always called her Abuelita Amén. I never knew why. And it hit me one day. She was very devoted to God. So what I remember as a child was that she always showed us how to pray. At the end of every prayer you know that it finishes with an Amen. So it stuck. She was, and still is, my Abuelita Amén. I'm really grateful that she took the time to show me this amazing craft. Not until the past few years have people is accepted it as an art and a way of life. I remember that before, people always said that crocheting, also knitting, was an abuelita thing. I'm super happy to be part of this new crochet generation and to be able to share it with the world. Love you all and welcome to the Crochet Lifestyle!!!!”
Teach the art of crochet, contributing to the knowledge of our customers through workshops about the history, health benefits, materials, pattern reading and writing, and performing crocheted fabrics.
Guide people how to bring out their inner artist and improve their quality of life with crochet.