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two 70's crocheters that i have books from Practical Modern Crochet by Vibeke Lind and New directions in Crochet (pub 81) by Anne Rabun Ought - she was active in the 70's period and is credited with the inventing the crochet fisherman stitches. Both of these women show up on ravelry. Can we get some more of your "you are there" interviews with these folks at some point?.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Inspirational Look at 1970s Crochet Artist Susan Morrow
I have piles of my grandmothers. I am learning what dyes work and have started a interest board called DIY Grandmas doilies. Tons of ideas collected so far if you are the Boho type.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Thrifted Crochet: Pineapples, Angel, Doily – Your Ideas Wanted!
What a terrific article and kudos to her sister for saving and sharing her legacy! Nice.
3 months, 1 week ago on Inspirational Look at 1970s Crochet Artist Susan Morrow
Amen to that!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Sophie Digard Crochet Scarves: France, Madagascar and Fair Trade
@CrochetBlogger light bulb over my head ahhh now I get it. How about a legal yarn storming (we can't say bomb here in the NYC area) of some public picturesque place out there, done by crocheters all over the world who send pieces for the display to bring awareness to whatever cause you decide best represents your writing/book/passion - crochet, depression, healing arts, a charity etc. you get the picture right. International Yarn bombing Day is June 11th. As an example, Newton, Ct crafters is planning a tribute/memorial for the Sandy Hook school shootings victims. http://pinterest.com/jdquilt/iybd-ideas-for-sandy-hookers/ what do you think? starting in a rav group?
1 year, 6 months ago on Challenge: Let’s Get a Crochet Health Book to Pinterest Popular Page!!
um Wow! I have seen a few of these before and even made a few myself, but most are new to my eyes. Bravo. A Great eclectic collection. Let us not forget our eleder crochet statespeople, Sylvia Cosh and James Walters, early scrUmblers, the moth coat, freeform etc.
1 year, 6 months ago on 100 Unique Crochet Shawls
Okay shamless self-promoter :). I pinned your book cover. http://pinterest.com/jdquilt/craft-inspiration/
How about other blogs promoting you too. Does your publisher send your book out to bloggers? I have a suggestion....Pam MacKenzie at http://blogs.mycentraljersey.com/institches/. I am getting ready for VKL here in NYC. Even though it's Vogue Knittiing, they so embrace crochet. You need to be shown some east coast love! I might need to iron on your book design to a tee shirt and wear it on the marketplace floor!
I enjoyed seeing this blog win -- some of the most adorable patterns I have seen for children in a while!
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Awesome Crochet Blog Awards: Best Free Crochet Patterns
Okay so I am a D&G girl on a SAK budget! thank goodness I can crochet and make either!!! I had the "original" SAK bag for years. You know the one n the add draped down the woman's back.
1 year, 7 months ago on Are You Dolce and Gabbana or The Sak Crochet?
Great crafty idea! i have seen the fabric ones and they are lovely and $$$$ however I have too many needles and sets to realistically consider for organizing. I could see a use for the small crochet Tower of Babel for a table during a class or open knitting night, swatch yarn tasting night.
1 year, 8 months ago on Terrific Free Crochet Pattern for Spiral Hooks Organizer
Thank you, thank you. I knew this artiste was some kind of wonderful. Great photos and interview. I love reading how people come to any fiber medium as a means of expression. And it warms my heart that she does no how to read a pattern. That is how I feel about crochet - I have a hook and I can take off in any direction lol, not recipe to fence me in!,,great job as usual.
1 year, 8 months ago on Wild Crochet Mask Art From Huckleberry Delsignore
@CrochetBlogger Agreed, it's a process term. But I was hoping it had some historical crochet significance that could be credited.
2 years ago on Sophie Digard Crochet Scarves: France, Madagascar and Fair Trade
I wanted to ask/add, the multi-stranded color method of crochet used in most of the Sophie designs I have heard referred to as "melange" or described as being similar to "millifiori" in glasswork, a thousand colors, yet I haven't been successful in finding any more about it as a "crochet technique" or it's origins. See what a monster you have created!
Woot! You did her designs and their work proud! Totally scooped me on the raffia!
After this post (enablement) I had to go out an amazon this book. Total inspiration/color explosion. It is amazing what one can do with just color and flat regular stitches and adding texture by pieces and flaps. Way before scrumbling, these 70s artists were taking it to the next level. At that time crochet yarns were not the drape- able yarns yet are available to us now!!
2 years ago on Edgy 1970s Crochet Designers: Sharron Hedges
@CrochetBlogger @janicedavey yes my thoughts exactly - fair trade. Not a promotion, but I have a pinterest board called Every Sophie Thing.
2 years, 1 month ago on Giveaway: Crochet Chameleon Pattern from Planet June
Hi - I wanted to comment on the foreign language piece. Awesome. I could live n this blog and get no crocheting done - at all! Cough-enabler-cough. I love the world's crochet, it is so beautiful. Everyone who writes or posts anything about Sophie Digard designs says her designs are made by crocheters in Madagascar. And yet, I can find nothing out about the crochet origins there. While the designs are superior and the color melange work terrific, the execution of the work, from what I have been able to see once in person and on line is exquisite. Any way you can shed some light on these folks and raise their workmanship up?