Anastasia Popova was born and raised in northern part of Russia. She grew up in family of educators and crafters. Her grandmother worked at a middle school for 18 years, teaching different crafts to kids with special needs. She taught Anastasia how to sew, crochet and knit when she was 7 years old.
Anastasia enjoys helping others and sharing the joy of learning something new. She has been always teaching something to someone, from tutoring math and chemistry to teaching crochet.
Her crochet career began when she designed and produced a line of kids’ clothes and accessories for local boutiques. After a very positive feedback to her work, she started teaching private and group crochet classes to adult and kids. Upon the request of her students she wrote several patterns and taught classes based on those patterns. This launched a path to designing for crochet magazines and self publishing.
Anastasia has been published in several issues of Interweave Crochet and Tangled, and appeared at Knit Picks and Crochet pattern a day calendar.