Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Cristina Mershon
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 19, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m pleased to interview crochet designer, Cristina Mershon. Cristina is originally from Galicia, Spain, and she currently lives in Oklahoma. Although she has only been publishing her designs since 2011, she has been quite prolific.  You can find Cristina on Ravelry as CristinaMershon or through her designer page. Each photo is linked to the pattern page on Ravelry. Underground […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crochet Workshop by James Walters
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 30, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Crochet Workshop by James Walters. Source:  Amazon.com Publication date: 1983 reprint of a 1979 publication. Status: Out of print, but available online (sometimes, for exorbitant prices)  Update: Thanks to PlanetJune for letting me know that Crochet Workshop will be republished by Dover next year.  You can pre-order it on Amazon here. Condition: Good. Craft: Crochet. I first learned about […]

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New Series: Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 3, 2013 | Short Link

  Regular readers may know that I have a sizeable collection of vintage needlecrafts books.  (I’m using the Etsy definition of vintage, which includes anything at least 20 years old.)  I currently have over 50 vintage books, e-books, and magazines in my collection. I love looking through older needlecrafts books.  While the very old pattern […]

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Interview with Kathryn Vercillo, author of Crochet Saved My Life
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 15, 2012 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Kathryn Vercillo, one of my favorite crochet bloggers, for the second time.  (You can check out the first interview here.)  Kathryn recently self published a book, Crochet Saved My Life, about the ways crochet supports physical and mental healing. Kathryn is a professional writer, and her work has been published in magazines such […]

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More reading in 2012!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 24, 2011 | Short Link

From 1998 to 2007, I kept a list of every book I read in a beautiful Daisy Arts handmade journal.  (I used the same journal to track all the movies I saw in the theater, but only in 1999.)  Looking through the pages of this book, I have a great reminder of my interests (and how […]

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Vintage crochet finds
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 10, 2011 | Short Link

Since getting an amazing deal on Modular Crochet: A Revolutionary New Method for Creating Custom-Design Pullovers, I have started amassing vintage crochet books at a rapid pace.  My favorite sources are PaperBackSwap.com (free books!),  Amazon.com, and Etsy. I was inspired to share my recent finds with you by this post by Andi at Untangling Knots. […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Sidetracked
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 15, 2011 | Short Link

(You still have time to enter to win in my week of giveaways celebrating my 100th blog post!  For a list of giveaways and deadlines for entry, check out this post.) This week, I don’t have anything related to my year of projects goal (to work my way through Crochet Master Class) to show.  I […]

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