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Karen McKenna
Attended John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Iselin NJ
Lives in SW Florida
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Sharon Silverman wrote a wonderful review of Formal Jewelry, read it here.
I had the opportunity to review a new Leisure Arts title by Karen McKenna, Formal Jewelry. (Full disclosure: I also write for Leisure Arts, and Karen recently reviewed my Tunisian Shawls book; you can see that review here.) Author Karen McKenna. I like crocheting with beads.
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Have you ever reverse engineered a crochet project?? This is taking a project that has no pattern and figuring it out to duplicate it.  I recently did this with a beautiful thread piece one of my neighbors mother made many ye...
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Check out the Jo-anns Projects and Inspiration tab.
Did you know that there are free patterns on Joann Fabrics web site?? Click on the Projects and Inspiration tab at the top.  I may be the only one that didn't know this.  I designed a project for Red Heart for Joann's and hav...
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I was able to add the hovering Pin it button on my blog, so happy.
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What triggers your childhood memories??
The 30th Annual Mount Dora  FL Craft Fair. They expected 250k to 300k over 2 days.  Literal bus loads were coming... I went to the Mount Dora Fl Craft Fair this weekend.  The weather in central FL was perfect.  Whi...
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The next select pictures from Formal Jewelry
My current book from Leisure Arts, Formal Jewelry has you  covered for beautiful crochet beaded jewelry.  The pieces in the book are made using not yarn and not wire but gold and silver embroidery thread and black and silver...
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One of the pieces from Formal Jewelry to Crochet by Leisure Arts
Here are more ideas for wedding and formal jewelry.  Easy crochet beaded jewelry with no wires. These designs and more are available in Formal Jewelry published by Leisure Arts.  Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and your...
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I recently moved to a town in Central FL and was asked to be an elf in the Christmas Parade to assist the mayor in giving out candy along the route. Some of you know I love parades, marching bands and silliness.  I've been to...
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Reverse Engineering Crochet
Have you ever reverse engineered a crochet project?? This is taking a project that has no pattern and figuring it out to duplicate it.  I recently did this with a beautiful thread piece one of my neighbors mother made many years ago... Notice the edging too...
Have you ever reverse engineered a crochet project?? This is taking a project that has no pattern and figuring it out to duplicate it.  I recently did this with a beautiful thread piece one of my neighbors mother made many ye...
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Introduction
Like many people I learned to crochet from my grandmother (Sophie), When she passed away her hooks, books and yarn  were given to me.  I went with it again, in my 30's. I started to experiment and challenge myself with new techniques.  A lot has changed since grandma's Red Heart afghans.  I designed and named my  Sophies Two Way Shrug after her. 
I've been married 30+ years, I grew up in NJ, lived in the pacific northwest and now Florida. 
My other passions are reading and long distance bicycle riding, bucket list to ride across country.  I have 9 nieces and nephews. 
Bragging rights
Completed the STP bike ride in 2008 Seattle to Portland 2 days, 206 miles and RSVP Ride Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party. Both sponsored by the Cascade Bike Club .I've had my designs published in Crochet! , Crochet World, Crochet for a Quiet Evening and Crochet 123. My current crochet book is Elegant, Fashionable Chic Accessories to Crochet, punlished by Annies Publishing. I have designs available at cascadeyarn.com , windyvalleymuskox.com, and soon redheart.com
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  • John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Iselin NJ
    1978 - 1980
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