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Gwen Blakley Kinsler
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Book Review: Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace by Denise LaVoie
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I will get right to the point: run, don’t walk to buy this book! If you want to understand the thoughts, emotions, and excitement that brought me to this unusual book review introduction, carry on! I could hardly wait to ...
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Part 1 ~ Irregular Expressions: a Mother/Daughter Team
Incredibly amazed when I discovered Irrregular Expressions and the work of Turkish artist, Sebahat, I wanted to know more. Following is the interview I conducted online with her and her daughter, Aysegul. Crochetkween: Is Bolu, where you live, near any larg...
Incredibly amazed when I discovered Irrregular Expressions and the work of Turkish artist, Sebahat, I wanted to know more. Following is the interview I conducted online with her and her daughter, Aysegul. Crochetkween: Is...
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Book Review: Hooked: 40 Whimsical Motifs from Weird to Wonderful by Michelle, Cecile & Sylvie Delprat
Hooked: 40 Whimsical Motifs from Weird to Wonderful Beautifully designed by using crisp, clean graphics like  pleasantly arranged motifs that made me smile; Sunflowers meandering strands of yarn; and colorful balls of yarn, these whimsical motifs range from...
Hooked: 40 Whimsical Motifs from Weird to Wonderful Beautifully designed by using crisp, clean graphics like  pleasantly arranged motifs that made me smile; Sunflowers meandering strands of yarn; and colorful balls of yarn, ...
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National Crochet Month: A Fibery Celebration!
Crocheters across the nation have gotten creative in finding ways to celebrate their beloved craft during the month of March for National Crochet Month . Started originally as National Crochet Week by the Crochet Guild of America in 1997.  it has grown and ...
Crocheters across the nation have gotten creative in finding ways to celebrate their beloved craft during the month of March for National Crochet Month. Started originally as National Crochet Week by the Crochet Guild of Amer...
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An Interview with Kristin Omdahl
Kristin Omdahl, photo courtesy of Aaron Miller Crochetqueen: What inspires your designs? Kristin: Textures in nature is a big inspiration for me: formation of flower petals, textures of leaves, feather and scale patterns on animals, etc. I also love archite...
Kristin Omdahl, photo courtesy of Aaron Miller Crochetqueen: What inspires your designs? Kristin: Textures in nature is a big inspiration for me: formation of flower petals, textures of leaves, feather and scale patterns on a...
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Book Review: Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl
Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl There is no debate that Kristin Omdahl has proven herself as a capable designer of crochet fashion! Her latest effort, Crochet So Lovely , shows that in addition to using her construction and technical skills, she applies...
Crochet So Lovely by Kristin Omdahl There is no debate that Kristin Omdahl has proven herself as a capable designer of crochet fashion! Her latest effort, Crochet So Lovely, shows that in addition to using her construction an...
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Read about incredible crocheted jewelry and the artist who makes it.
Incredibly amazed when I discovered Irrregular Expressions and the work of Turkish artist, Sebahat, I wanted to know more. Following is the interview I conducted online with her and her daughter, Aysegul. Crochetkween: Is...
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Take a look at my review of this delightful book: http://bit.ly/1y5q8ht
Hooked: 40 Whimsical Motifs from Weird to Wonderful Beautifully designed by using crisp, clean graphics like  pleasantly arranged motifs that made me smile; Sunflowers meandering strands of yarn; and colorful balls of yarn, ...
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National Crochet Month has wrapped up a fabulous celebration!
Crocheters across the nation have gotten creative in finding ways to celebrate their beloved craft during the month of March for National Crochet Month. Started originally as National Crochet Week by the Crochet Guild of Amer...
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Kristin Omdahl, photo courtesy of Aaron Miller Crochetqueen: What inspires your designs? Kristin: Textures in nature is a big inspiration for me: formation of flower petals, textures of leaves, feather and scale patterns on a...
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Update your wardrobe with fashions from this lovely book: http://bit.ly/1NcVO5P
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What fun! I was guest speaker in a pre-K class and talked about yarn bombing!
Learning about the letter Y this week in the pre-K class at my granddaughter's school in Indianapolis was perfect timing! "Yarn" starts with Y and it's National Crochet Month. Not exactly a coincidence because both of the won...
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Queen of all things Crochet!
Introduction
As Founder of the Crochet Guild of America, I share my passion for crochet wherever and whenever: teaching, writing, crocheting in public! I'm proud to introduce my third book, The Fine Art of Crochet (published in June 2013 by Author House).
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Author of The Fine Art of Crochet: Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Artists; blogger: http://bit.ly/1eMVxXt
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Chicago, IL
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Rolling Meadows, IL - Ft. Wayne, IN - Honduras, Cenral A,merica - Mexico City, Mexico - Quito, Ecuador, South America - Mt. Vernon, IL - Massillon, OH - Des Moines, IA - Coral Springs, FL
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In crochet arts, it’s best to follow instructions - Point Pleasant Daily...
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Your love, effort and time have gone into your crocheted projects, so, naturally you expect them to look their best.As much as possib...

Guest Blogger: Marie Segares - Vintage Crochet Art
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 I'm pleased to announce my guest blogger for this week, Marie Segares whose blog is The Underground Crafter. I firs

Book Review: The Fine Art of Crochet
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Title: The Fine Art of Crochet Author: Gwen Blakley Kinsler Book Review by Jennifer J. Cirka (www.jaybirddesigns.com) First, let me tell you

Skull Dress
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Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) tweets, "Abby's awesome #NCIS dress today"

7th Annual Crochet Buffet
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View a slideshow of ‘7th Annual Crochet Buffet’ and other Chicago crocheting pictures.

Crocheters hold their hooks high at Vogue Knitting Live: Chicago
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Celebrating thirty years as the world’s style leader, Vogue Knitting Live comes to Chicago for the first time from October 26-28, 2012. A we

For the Love of Libraries
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Monday, October 22, 2012 Maybe it is because I live in a suburb of the huge metropolis of Chicago or maybe it is because I have more time to

Large convergence of crocheters to be in Reno September 14-16
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Has the heat gotten to you? Do you need a change of scenery? There’s no better way to treat yourself than to get-away with other crocheters