Mamba’s Creations is a specialty craft store in Washingtonville, NY. We are committed to promoting and teaching the art of vintage crochet for future generations and offer yarns, supplies and classes. In 2020, we partnered with Hallmark to bring a Gold Crown presence to Washingtonville, NY! In 2021, we added Mamba's Fiesta bringing flowers, balloons, gifts and party supplies to our new larger location just around the corner! Check out FTD site at mambasfiesta.com or our Teleflora site mambasfiestacreations.com to see our latest offerings.
We are committed to developing a legacy promoting and teaching the art of vintage crochet for future generations.
We are focused on creating a legacy for our children that will build upon our core values of honesty, integrity, hard work and an appreciation for craftmanship.
Mamba's Creations was founded in 2019 by Carmen D Gonzalez (Mamba) and Alma Gonzalez-Santiago.
Carmen D Gonzalez (Mamba) learned to crochet as a child in the 1950s. Mrs. Gonzalez has been creating unique handmade gifts in both yarn and cotton thread, a very specialized and difficult medium to work in, and creates stunning patterns similar to lace for its delicacy and uniqueness. Mrs. Gonzalez has amassed a personal inventory of several thousand patterns from publications dating back to the early 1920s.
Alma D Gonzalez – Santiago is an entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in small business development. Mrs. Santiago owned and operated a successful catering/event space in New York City for over a decade as well as performance dance company for 15 years. As a startup specialist in the 1990s, Mrs. Santiago helped developed nearly 50 small businesses and is pursuing a doctorate in entrepreneurial management. Additionally, Mrs. Santiago was taught to crochet by Mamba in the 1980s.
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