Annie Wong is a Hong Kong-based artist who has gained recognition for her unique crochet art specially with chunky yarn. With a background in Textile design from Central Saint Martins in London, she worked as a visual merchandiser in an international luxury brand for two years after graduating from CSM. She began using her specialty in knitting and crocheting to enhance her design works, particularly for most of her window displays design.
In 2017, she started a Facebook page called The Mint Box Studio to share her work and began teaching crochet and knitting, which quickly gained popularity and attracted press like Better Me. Since then, Annie has collaborated with various establishments such as IFC Mall and Laforet in Hong Kong, as well as ISF Mall in Chongqing, China. She has also worked with major brands including Loro Piana, Ralph Lauren, Peonia Diamond, Prince Jewellery and Watch, Interface, I.T, and Joyce. Notably, she has spearheaded crochet-themed marketing campaigns for Adidas and HSBC, involving social media Ads, crochet billboards, and art pieces.
Annie was invited to collaborate with Henderson Club in the "Knit for the Neddy" campaign. She taught their volunteers how to knit handmade scarves for the elderly. Additionally, she collaborated with a charity called the J Life Foundation, which supports low-income families in Hong Kong, many of whom are women and single parents. Annie taught their members how to crochet, enabling them to learn new skills and sell crocheted goods for extra income. Annie believed that she was not just providing financial assistance but also imparting a sense of value to these women.
Over the years, Annie has taught crochet to over 3000 students through private lessons, curated workshops, and team-building activities for creative companies. Her goal is not only to share her passion for handcraft but also to inspire people to become better versions of themselves.
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