Vogue Knitting Live 2014: Day 2
2 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on January 18, 2014 | Short Link

My second day at Vogue Knitting Live started off with no hot water at home (and who doesn’t love showering in cold water when it’s sleeting outside?).  In the rush to get out the door, I forgot to take the ceremonial pre-show picture of me in my handmade goodies.  (I was wearing my 2013 Temperature […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Favorite Online Crochet Resources: Tips and Tricks from FreshStitches
2 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on March 9, 2013 | Short Link

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is FreshStitches, my favorite source of tips and tricks for crochet and small (crafty) business. I’m a huge fan of Stacey Trock, also known as FreshStitches.  I had the pleasure of interviewing her and participating […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Coats & Clark’s Book No. 208 Edgings
2 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on February 21, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Coats & Clark’s Book No. 208 Edgings Source: Purchased from CountrynMore2 on Etsy. Publication date: 1971 Status: Out of print but available online. Condition: Edges are worn. Crafts: Crochet, knitting, and tatting. I’ve mentioned this booklet before on my blog.  I bought it when I was planning to learn hairpin lace while I was crocheting my way through Crochet Master […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview with Joan McGowan-Michael of White Lies Designs
6 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on February 18, 2013 | Short Link

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of checking out Vogue Knitting Live with a press pass.  I actually recorded three different interviews at the event, and I’m pleased to share one today. Joan McGowan-Michael is the designer behind White Lies Designs.  In addition to her extensive collection of (mostly) knit (with some crochet) […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview with Cheezombie
No Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on February 12, 2013 | Short Link

Through my travels through the internet, I often come upon interesting designers.  Cheezombie is one such talent.  She is one of the (relatively) few knit amigurumi designers I’ve come across, and her work has a distinctive style.  Cheezombie is shrouded in mystery, so I’m honored that she stopped by for an interview (but don’t expect […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Announcing Chubby Sheep CAL!
No Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on December 4, 2012 | Short Link

We had so much fun with the Ripple Mania CAL that some people in my Ravelry group wanted to start another one right away!  With the holiday crafting season upon us, the Chubby Sheep pattern seemed like the best fit. This cute little critter is crocheted with about 100-120 yards of the main color and 35-45 […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Year of Projects, Year 2: Spinning, Take 1
15 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on October 14, 2012 | Short Link

I had a bit of a cliffhanger in my last Year of Projects update (you might have missed it since it was hidden between pictures of yarn): would I be able to take the Basic Dropspindling class at the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival? It turns out that there was room for me.  But, um…  well, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Paola Navarro from Delicious Crochet
10 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on October 4, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series. Today, I’m interviewing Argentinian crochet designer Paola Navarro, also known as Delicious Crochet.  She has been selling her signature style of amigurumi patterns in her Etsy shop since 2007, and can also be found on Ravelry (as DeliciousCrochet and on her designer page), as well as […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

July stash explosion, courtesy of Robyn Chachula
8 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on August 3, 2012 | Short Link

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’ve been really trying to reduce my yarn stash this year.  But, you also know that I find giveaways very hard to resist – and I’m kinda lucky. So when I saw this giveaway on Robyn Chachula‘s blog, I had to enter.  In […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Interview with Sharon Silverman, author of Crochet Scarves, with book review and giveaway
56 Comments

Posted by Underground Crafter on July 12, 2012 | Short Link

Today, I’m really excited to interview Sharon Silverman.  Sharon is a crochet designer, author, teacher, and now, TV crochet expert.  I was first introduced to her work through her book, Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting, and I’ve had the pleasure of taking a Tunisian crochet class with her at […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Copyright © 2011-2014 Underground Crafter All rights reserved.
Shades Underground, v0.1, was grown from the Shades theme, v2.2, created by BuyNowShop.com.