For the 129th week of "7 QUESTION SUNDAY" we shine the spotlight on another influential individual from the PNW. Aracely Figueroa is a crochet artist from Puerto Rico now living in the PNW.
4EVRGRN: Hey, AF! Tell us a little about yourselves.
AF: My Name is Aracely Figueroa, Born and raised in Puerto Rico. I'm a mother of one daughter. In 2009 I moved to Washington seeking new opportunities and I fell in love with the PNW. I currently work as a Medical Coder for Primary Care. I also used to work as a Professional Chef. I still love to cook. I learned how to crochet when I was around 10-12 years old.
What’s your favorite item you've made so far?
AF: Uff this is a difficult question; I think it will be the Fedoras.
How does the PNW inspire your designs?
AF: I always try to get inspired from the PNW nature. I use warm colors, and all based on the seasons.
What makes crochet unique to you?
AF: I'm a crafty person, but with Crochet you can make so many things and more wearable items for the wintertime.
Where can people buy your creations?
AF: I have an Etsy Shop, you can find me as AracelysCrochet or Check My Instagram @aracelyscrochet1
What is something someone visiting the PNW should do or see?
AF: I love hiking during the springtime, So I will recommend going to any trail around Mt Rainier. My favorite one is Naches Peak Loop. Just beautiful.
Favorite meal in the PNW?
AF: There are so many places to go and have a good meal. But during the summer I love to eat the Fish and Chips from the Daily Catch at Wildfin.
Favorite local product?
AF: I'll have to say Komadre Kombucha & Ice Cream Social. I love them!
Follow Aracely on IG @aracelyscrochet1