Blog tour book review: Fine Art of Crochet by Gwen Blakley Kinsler
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 1, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m excited to participate in the blog tour for The Fine Art of Crochet: Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Artists by Gwen Blakley Kinsler. I had the pleasure of meeting Gwen online in 2011 when I interviewed her as part of my blog series, Getting Started as a Local Needlecrafts Teacher, and have since learned more […]

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Interview with Pauline Turner
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 3, 2014 | Short Link

I’m excited to share an interview with Pauline Turner today as part of National Crochet Month.  Pauline is a multi-craftual artisan, designer, author, and teacher.  I was first introduced to Pauline’s work in the early 2000s when I read How to Crochet as I was learning how to (finally) read crochet patterns.  Since then, I’ve learned […]

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Guest Post: Sharon Silverman on Tunisian Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 17, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m sharing a guest post with Sharon Silverman as part of her blog tour for her latest book, Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets.  I previously interviewed Sharon here as part of her blog tour for Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions – Various Techniques.  I was all ready to write an introduction to Sharon, but she’s been […]

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Book Reviews on CGOA Now!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 5, 2014 | Short Link

Two of my crochet booklet reviews were posted on the Crochet Guild of America blog last week.  Both booklets are published by Leisure Arts.   Add-On Crochet Cables by Frances Burks teaches an interesting new method for crocheting cables.  (Reviewed here.)     Make in a Weekend Shawls is a collection of 12 shawls crocheted in medium and […]

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Blog tour interview: Tammy Hildebrand, author of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 22, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m thrilled to share an interview with Tammy Hildebrand as part of the blog tour for her latest book, Crochet Wraps Every Which Way: 18 Original Patterns in 6 Techniques, published by Stackpole Books.  The nice folks at Stackpole have also shared a giveaway copy of the book with me, so read on for […]

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Blog tour book review: Kristi Simpson’s Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 31, 2013 | Short Link

I’m pleased to share a review of Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet: 35 Adorable Designs for Newborns to 12 Months by Kristi Simpson as part of the book’s blog tour today.  As my regular readers know, I also review crochet books on the Crochet Guild of America‘s blog, and Stackpole Books asked CGOA to share […]

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Recent Crochet Book Reviews on CGOA Blog
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 24, 2013 | Short Link

You may know that I volunteer to review crochet books on the Crochet Guild of America‘s blog, CGOA Now!  In 2013, most of my book reviews have been published there.  Here are the links in case you missed the reviews. Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet by Kathryn Vercillo of […]

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Keeping busy
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 10, 2013 | Short Link

Recently, I’ve been hard at work designing all sorts of secret projects.  It’s been hard to blog when I can’t really talk about what I’m working on, and of course, there’s also that pesky thing about only having so many hours in the day. Last week, I had two designs accepted for upcoming publications.  These […]

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Blogiversary and A Tour Through Crochet Country!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 27, 2013 | Short Link

Today marks my two year blogiversary, and I’m one of the stops on A Tour Through Crochet Country!  If you haven’t been following along, this is a wonderful blog tour organized by Crochetville.  The tour features over 50 Associate Professional or Professional members of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). If you’re new here, welcome!  I’m […]

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Interview with Lindsey Stephens of Poetry in Yarn
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 4, 2013 | Short Link

Every Monday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be interviewing crocheters.  Today’s interview is with Lindsey Stephens, a crochet designer and blogger. I can’t remember how exactly I first came across Lindsey Stephens’ Poetry in Yarn blog, but I do know it’s been a staple in my Google Reader for quite a while.  Lindsey’s blog, […]

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