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Gwen Blakley Kinsler
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It was so heartwarming to meet Madame Walker's "friend" today, I had to blog about it: http://bit.ly/2fMoFbD
It's been a busy week, filled with getting tasks done and making real progress. Today my calendar reminded me that I had set aside time to take in a cultural event. Since moving to Indiana last December, I've been very intrig...
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What Puts a Smile on Your Face?
They say that if an object held in your hand brings you joy, then hang on to it! I've been focusing on finding joy as a part of my grieving process after Alan's death on July 1. ILiving in a new town in a new state has given me ample opportunity to get out ...
They say that if an object held in your hand brings you joy, then hang on to it! I've been focusing on finding joy as a part of my grieving process after Alan's death on July 1. ILiving in a new town in a new state has given ...
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Book Review: 3 Skeins or Less ~ Modern Baby Crochet
Book Review: 3 Skeins or Less ~ Modern Baby Crochet  by Sharon Zientara I have admired the design skills of Sharon ever since I reviewed her first book, It Girl Crochet . In her newest book and the latest in Interweave's 3 Skeins of Less Series , she has as...
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Book Review: Crocheted Abode A La Mode by Twinkie Chan
Twinkie Chan has the sense of humor and knack for executing realistic-looking "food" just for fun and also for useful items. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book,  Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies . I adore my radish boa and my 6-year-old granddaughter in...
Twinkie Chan has the sense of humor and knack for executing realistic-looking "food" just for fun and also for useful items. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies. I adore my radish boa and ...
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Book Review: Vintage Modern Crochet by Robyn Chachula
Robyn Chachula is the "Wonder Woman of Crochet Design!" Not only has she appeared regularly as a crochet expert on the PBS show, Knit & Crochet Now , and continued to create pattern books that inspire her fans; but she has also created two children in the l...
Robyn Chachula is the "Wonder Woman of Crochet Design!" Not only has she appeared regularly as a crochet expert on the PBS show, Knit & Crochet Now, and continued to create pattern books that inspire her fans; but she has als...
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Crochet Fgures Prominently in Etsy Article
Granny Squares (which the article calls "knitted sweaters!#*!!#%) Clothe the Exposed Ducts at Etsy I read an article in New York magazine (April 4-17,2016) early this morning, and it jump-started my adrenalin flow for the day!! Entitled "ETSY Wants to Croch...
Granny Squares (which the article calls "knitted sweaters!#*!!#%) Clothe the Exposed Ducts at Etsy I read an article in New York magazine (April 4-17,2016) early this morning, and it jump-started my adrenalin flow for the day...
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Let Me Introduce Madam Walker
It's been a busy week, filled with getting tasks done and making real progress. Today my calendar reminded me that I had set aside time to take in a cultural event. Since moving to Indiana last December, I've been very intrigued  with the state's Bicentenni...
It's been a busy week, filled with getting tasks done and making real progress. Today my calendar reminded me that I had set aside time to take in a cultural event. Since moving to Indiana last December, I've been very intrig...
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My Crown is Still Tilted, but I'm Back on the Throne!
First let me begin by saying that I've missed being perched up on the throne watching the crochet world evolve and sharing it weekly with you.  All I can say is life and death got in the way! A long and progressive disease, Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), ...
First let me begin by saying that I've missed being perched up on the throne watching the crochet world evolve and sharing it weekly with you. All I can say is life and death got in the way! A long and progressive disease, C...
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Twinkie Chan has the sense of humor and knack for executing realistic-looking "food" just for fun and also for useful items. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies. I adore my radish boa and ...
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I just reviewed the newest book by crochet Wonder Woman, Robyn Chachula.
Robyn Chachula is the "Wonder Woman of Crochet Design!" Not only has she appeared regularly as a crochet expert on the PBS show, Knit & Crochet Now, and continued to create pattern books that inspire her fans; but she has als...
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I have blogged about a great article in New York magazine about Etsy.
Granny Squares (which the article calls "knitted sweaters!#*!!#%) Clothe the Exposed Ducts at Etsy I read an article in New York magazine (April 4-17,2016) early this morning, and it jump-started my adrenalin flow for the day...
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I'm honored to be the featured designer today! 
I am honored to be the featured designer today over at the Underground Crafter podcast. Marie Segares has generously organized a stellar list of designers and free patterns in our joint effort to highlight and celebrate Natio...
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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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Let Me Introduce Madam Walker
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It's been a busy week, filled with getting tasks done and making real progress. Today my calendar reminded me that I had set aside time to t

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