My name is Marie Segares, and I’m the Proprietress of the Underground Crafter. I’m a crochet and knitting blogger, designer, and teacher. I learned to crochet from my maternal grandmother in 1984, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I conquered my fear of knitting in 2010, and now I’m happily bi-craftual.
My patterns have been published by Crochetvolution, Crochet World, Entwine, Galler Yarns, I Like Crochet, I Like Knitting, Inside Crochet, KnitCircus, Kollabora, Love of Crochet, Love of Knitting, Pom Pom Quarterly, and the Quick & Simple Crochet booklet series. My self-published free patterns are available here, and you can find the rest of my patterns on my Ravelry designer page. You can also buy my self-published designs as instant downloads on Craftsy, Etsy, Kollabora, and Crochetville.
I’m a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet and Knitting Teacher (Level II). In addition to private lessons, I regularly teach at the Adult School of Montclair and the DC 37 Saturday Activity Program. I’ve also taught through the 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.
I’m a Professional member of and volunteer book reviewer for the Crochet Guild of America, a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association, and an Affiliate member of The National Needlearts Association. I’m also a member of the New York City Crochet Guild and Blogs by Latinas.
In 2014, Crochet Concupiscence awarded my 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series the Awesome Crochet Blog Award for Best Crochet Blog Series. I 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 me in this interview with S2designs for her Women Entrepreneur Series, in this Behind the Brand interview by Kollabora, in this How I Made My First $10,000 post on The Solopreneur Life, and in this designer interview on the Baroque Purls blog.
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