from sunny Izmir, on the western coast of Turkey next to the Aegean
Sea. Izmir is called "the Sunny California" of Turkey because the
weather and landscape are reminiscent of the Southern California
My name is Deren Altan and I am a retired English teacher.
Additionally, I have been working in the Tourism and Education
Abroad industry for more than 25 years. But my passion for many
years has been the art of crochet. I dedicate my crochet website to
my Mom, who taught me to love crochet from a very young age.
Although it has been 9 years since I lost my Mom, I always remember
her with great respect and love.
After retiring from teaching, I had more time to experiment with
crocheting and so I was able to make many different designs. For the
past 3 years, I have been working with freeform crochet in addition
to classical crochet. I love freeform crochet, and I make my own
designs for bags, purses, and baby blankets as well as other crochet
I'm glad you took the time to stop by and browse my web page. Please
leave a comment about my designs and let me know what you think.
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