About Me

You can read my casual self-description here, on my first post of this blog.

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As for the formal stuff…

Marie Segares, Proprietress of the Underground Crafter, learned to crochet from her maternal grandmother in 1984, and has been hooked ever since.  Marie conquered her fear of knitting in 2010 and has never looked back.  Marie is also a quilter, embroiderer, and soapmaker.

Marie is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet and Knitting Teacher (Level II).  She specializes in teaching individual and small group crochet lessons for beginner through advanced intermediate students, and knitting classes for beginner and intermediate students.  In addition to private lessons, Marie teaches at the DC 37 Saturday Activity Program.  She has also taught through the Adult School of Montclair, Barnard College Mini Course Program, the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Michaels Manhattan, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival, and the Queens Public Library.

In addition to teaching, Marie designs patterns which have been published by Crochetvolution, Crochet World, Entwine, Galler Yarns, Inside Crochet, KnitCircus, Kollabora, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, Pom Pom Quarterly, the Quick & Simple Crochet booklet series by David & Charles, the 2012 Crochet Pattern-a-Day Calendar, and the 2014 Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar.  You can find links to all of her published patterns on her Ravelry designer page, and you can instantly download her self-published designs on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy, Kollabora, and Crochetville.

Marie is a Professional member of and volunteer book reviewer for the Crochet Guild of America and a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association.  Marie is also a member of the New York City Crochet Guild and Blogs by Latinas.

Marie was awarded the Crochet Concupiscence Awesome Crochet Blogger Award for Best Crochet Interviews in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and was an All Free Crochet Top Blogger in 2013.  You can also learn more about her in this interview with S2designs for her Women Entrepreneur Series and in this Behind the Brand interview by Kollabora.

Contact Information:

Underground Crafter
Planetarium Station
PO Box 340
New York City, NY 10024
United States
marie at undergroundcrafter dot com

Website * Facebook * Ravelry group * Ravelry designer page * Etsy shop * Goodreads * Pinterest * Twitter * Kollabora


Review Policy:

Underground Crafter frequently publishes reviews of crochet and knitting books and related products.  While I accept free items for review from companies, I do not accept additional compensation for reviews.  Additionally, when accepting a review copy, I do not guarantee a positive review to the company.  My reviews are entirely based on my honest opinions and I always indicate when I’m reviewing a copy provided by the publisher/manufacturer.  You can read my book review posts here and my other product review posts here.

Associates Program Disclosure:

Underground Crafter is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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