YAYME:

CUSTOM COUTURE CROCHET FOR EVERY CURVY BODY

CUSTOMIZED , LOCALIZED, BESPOKE CROCHET CREATIONS POWERED BY MAKERS.

WELCOME TO THE MAKERVERSE.

THE DEMAND IS CLEAR: Crochet as couture is timeless. The skill and artistry required to create elevated garments from quality threads, accoutrements, and techniques often resides in a single maker. She or he, no matter how skilled, operates under the twin constraints of time and physiology.

The labor of love required to produce such works of art is the basis for this business model.

MAKERS MATTER

In former times, women gathered to make garments for themselves and their families as a matter of course. In the "Everything Old Is New Normal Again," iteration of this venerable tradition, we foresee a return to a revenue-generating form of the makers' circles of old.


YAYME

The YAYME brand signifies the woman who is willing to "encourage herself" to celebrate her curves with a fun, organic, throwback sensibility. The days when a paycheck provided financial security never came for many of us, yet we persevered.


CURVY COUTURE CROCHET: A SILENT DEMAND

Even the most seasoned Makers can't be assured that the patterns they select from reputable designers as "curvy-calibrated" garments have been TESTED to work up accurately.

This pain point needs to be addressed. No one should find that a pattern purported to fit their size is ultimately a guess, and not a very good one.

NOT Your MeeMaw's Crochet

Crochet has become many things, including edgy streetwear. Let's elevate all the things we love about it to couture-level individuality, served up by a consortium of makers comprising the YAYME brand.

CURVES FIRST

Curvy girls need crochet dresses, tops and skirts too! A unique selling proposition is the perfect fit and trend-setting style offered by a bespoke crochet garment.


"IT AIN'T A YAYME UNTIL YOU PAY ME."

Brenda Song Is My Favorite Actress.

There are a lot of actresses whom I admire, but really, Brenda's my favorite. "London Tipton" caused me to coin a phrase that I apply to myself, "Dingy as a doorbell, but not dumb." I always knew London's crazy bravado covered a fundamental loneliness and fear of abandonment, and I really enjoyed the deft way Brenda Song elucidated that; London was never mean, and seldom snarky.

I can't find that scene, but I recall that I quit vacuuming, sat down, and by the end of her monologue, was engulfed in sobs.

I also took with me into some very dark times the phrase, "Yay, me," after Brenda's London described it as a mantra that kept her going when there was not one loving person to see or to speak with, in spite of all the wealth and its concomitant claptrap that their money bought for her.


"YAYME" signifies every bit of grit and gut it takes to go after your goals, with or without encouragement.

Any neighborhood can become a center for "The New Cottage Industry" for the cost of a skein of yarn and a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles. Most neighborhoods have some suitable space for making.

The teaching process involved in crochet can be the onboarding point for children, the homebound, home-based workers, the under-employed, and so many others to discover the joy of making.

Greensboro is a city of artists and makers, students, and policymakers. Its history and geography make it the perfect location for a "New Cottage Industry."