Interview with crochet designer, Vashti Braha
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 31, 2012 | Short Link

I am so excited to share an interview with Vashti Braha today.  I first learned about Vashti’s work because, as you know, I love Tunisian crochet, and she has designed some amazing Tunisian crochet patterns.  I’m a devoted subscriber to her Crochet Inspirations newsletter.  If you love to crochet, you should sign up, too. Vashti’s […]

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Book review and giveaway: All You Knit is Love
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 30, 2012 | Short Link

Tonight, I’m reviewing All You Knit is Love: 20 Patterns for Romantic Handmade Gifts. I’ll also be giving away my review copy, courtesy of Sterling Publishing, so read on for details. Book Review This is a short and sweet pattern book by Debbie Harrold, who is apparently known in the UK for her Knit & […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – New York Groove
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 29, 2012 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters series. You can find my first Irish crochet post here.) Like Ace Frehley, I’m back! Did you miss me?  (I missed you!) I skipped my Year of Projects update for the first time ever last week.  I […]

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Taking a short break
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 20, 2012 | Short Link

I’ll be away from the blog for a few days, working on some secret projects and putting in some extra hours at my full-time job. I’m planning to write some fun posts later next week, when things will hopefully return to normal around here, including book reviews, giveaways, and project pictures!

Crochet Classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 19, 2012 | Short Link

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching two crochet classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina in November, 2012! Sunday, November 11 – Friday, November 16 (Recycle It Week) Beginning Crochet Tuition: $508 Learn everything you need to crochet on your own, and have fun in the process.  Accomplish […]

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Colorful cable swatches
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 18, 2012 | Short Link

(Thanks for clicking through the SOPA Blackout page.  I try to avoid politics on this blog, but SOPA could have such a profoundly negative impact on the crafty blogger community that I was compelled to participate in the blackout today.) I finished The City and The Stars, which was another Arthur C. Clarke masterpiece, but decided […]

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Vogue Knitting Live 2012
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 16, 2012 | Short Link

Yesterday, I visited Vogue Knitting Live 2012.  Months ago, I registered, hoping to take a broomstick lace class with Jennifer Hansen.  Unfortunately, the class was cancelled.  (Although I desperately want to go on a rant here about how crochet workshops will never be offered at knitting events if we don’t sign up for them, I will […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Interview with Crochet Master, Carol Ventura
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 15, 2012 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can find my other posts in this series here.) I’m really excited today to share an interview with Dr. Carol Ventura, the tapestry crochet master featured in Crochet Master Class.  I can’t think of another crocheter who is as associated with a […]

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Winner: Complete Photo Guide to Needlework
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 14, 2012 | Short Link

According to Random.org, the winner of The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework by Linda Wyszynski is number 3… Amy Barstad I love to cross-stich, too! My mother and grandmother were amazing embroiderers, and I’ve always wanted to give it a go! Congratulations Amy! Thank you to Creative Publishing International, for providing this review copy, and […]

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Thursday craft goals update – Week 37
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 12, 2012 | Short Link

Thursdays seem to come around pretty quickly.  Here is my weekly update on my craft goals .   Personal crafting goals 1) Work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters.  Instead of using the patterns, I’d like to create my own project (for myself and/or for teaching) for each technique/skill […]

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