Located in Central Virginia close to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Petra Monaco is an artist that specializes in wood-burning and crochet inspired by nature, music, and her love for coffee.

Wood and yarn are amazingly versatile to create things for the comfort of your home and amazing conversation pieces.

Check out my Library of Creative Resources

Coloring Page Membership
Pyrography Academy
Crochet Academy

Shop the collections

Wood Burning Coasters
Ripple Crochet Blanket
Turtle Earrings

A more professional Bio

Petra Monaco

I was born in Bad Homburg, Germany. Growing up in foster care I spend a lot of time alone creating art or writing stories. In 1992, when I became pregnant, I discovered crochet and emersed myself in the craft. I also immigrated to the US and throughout the years, I explored various mediums of art – such as macrame, cross-stitch, and painting – while raising my kids. In 2005, I wanted to create my own wood beads and discovered the wood-burner and fell in love with it. It’s at the same time I had the nudge to start my handmade business part-time with the intention to be full-time someday.

But life derailed for a little while, as I became a special needs parent, enrolled in online college twice, and am the proud owner of a B.S. in Accounting and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling – which eventually led me to start my coaching + consulting business.  

Throughout the years I kept coming back to three mediums: coloring, crochet, and wood-burning, and am now balancing two businesses! With most of the kids creating their own lives and only the youngest left, I get to create art and teach people how to make art, while also helping people with their goals. It’s having the cake and eating it too!

I live in Central Virginia with tons of inspiration out of my backyard, the blue ridge mountains, and the events I attend!

Some of my favorites

My Art is:

  • Handmade by me in my home studio in Central Virginia – the Blue Ridge Mountains are my backyard.
  • I love creating custom commissions for people whether it’s a blanket, a piece of jewelry, or a wood-burning.
  • Sometimes I get help from my partner when it comes to the big power tools.
  • I don’t use machines other than my wood-burning pen jewelry tools or crochet hook to create my art.
  • I am self-taught in all of the art that I do by watching videos and practicing.
  • I find inspiration all around me at music shows, out on the trail while on a run and in my journals.

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