About me

Above: Here I am (second from right) teaching tapestry crochet to two sisters in a rural town in Morocco while their friend (in blue) stops by to bring us water and see what’s going on.

My name is Emily Lindberg.  Previously, I wrote on the blog Emily and Jon in Morocco.

And now, a brief history…

I grew up in the small town of Port Clinton located right on Lake Erie in Ohio.  It’s a beautiful area and will always be dear to my heart.  Growing up, I was fortunate to be surrounded by a large extended family, many of whom are resourceful, innovative, and crafty.  At an early age I wanted to be an inventor.

After high school I enrolled at the Cleveland Institute of Art, spent five wonderfully inspiring years there, and graduated with a BFA in Fiber and Material studies in the spring of 2005.

Every summer during college I would return to my home town to work, which lead me to apply at Kaman’s Art Shoppes.  In 2002 I became a caricature artist and worked at the local amusement park as such every summer and fall until September,  2008.  It was through my job with Kaman’s that I met my husband, Jon, who was also a caricature artist at the time.

Jon and I were married in September of 2007 and shortly after decided to apply to the United States Peace Corps.  The application process took about a year.  On our one year wedding anniversary we traveled to Morocco to begin our 27 month service as Small Business Development volunteers.

In Morocco I worked closely with a women’s cooperative called Al Falah.  My primary project was to help the co-op with product development and encourage them to participate in craft fairs.

After returning to the U.S. in December, 2010, Jon and I decided that it was time to “settle down.”  We decided that a good place to do that was Lakewood, Ohio.  We moved to Lakewood in January, 2011.  Now that we’re here I want to start making things on a regular basis and I want to share what I make.  I want to find other people like me, both in Lakewood and beyond.

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5 responses to “About me

  1. Sue Cashen

    Hi Emily, I am a good friend of your mom (Nancy). Your Uncle Dick suggested this site to look at. This is such a fascinating blog. I looked at it quickly, but I want to look at it more closely again. I like crafty things myself, especially the embroidery. How often do you get to PC? We (husband & daughter & I) live south of you in a small (smaller than PC) town called Mechanicstown. I wish you the best with your ventures here. WOW.
    Be blessed. Sue Cashen

    • I’m so glad you found my blog! I know exactly who you are! I think you are the one person from High School that my mother ever spoke of and from your facebook picture I recognized your face from Christmas cards that you’ve sent. I usually get back to PC about once a month or so. I’d probably go more often but my husband and I share a car. Thank you so much for the good wishes 🙂

  2. I think we could be BFFs! 🙂 Love everything I heave read/seen so far! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I’m planning to visit Morocco in June and would love to find tapestry crocheters – any suggestions? All I know about tapestry crochet there is in my blog posting at http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/blog/?p=155

    I was a PCV in Guatemala in the late 1970’s.

    Thanks and happy new year!

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