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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Interview: Dora Ohrenstein, Crochet Designer and Author
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 27, 2014 | Short Link

Today’s interview is with fellow New Yorker, Dora Ohrenstein.  Dora is the publisher of the Crochet Insider ezine; a designer whose work has appeared in Crochet!, Crochet Today!, Crochet World, Interweave Crochet, and Vogue Knitting Crochet, among other publications; the author of Creating Crochet Fabric, Custom Crocheted Sweaters (reviewed here), and The New Tunisian Crochet […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 26, 2013 | Short Link

Every Tuesday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet books.  Today’s post features  a giveaway of my review copy of The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein, courtesy of Interweave/F+W Media. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Tunisian crochet, and I’m thrilled to see it regaining popularity.  Dora Ohrenstein‘s latest book, […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Charles Voth a.k.a. Stitch Stud
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 11, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series. I’m really excited to interview Charles Voth, also known as Stitch Stud, today.  Charles is a crochet and knitting designer and tech editor.  (If you’re not sure what a tech editor is, you may want to check out this interview with Juanita Quinones.  And if you get really excited […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Juanita Quinones
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 27, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series. Today, I’m interviewing Juanita Quinones, also known as BoricuaCrochet, a crocheter I met on Ravelry who is also a crochet tech editor.  Originally from Puerto Rico, Juanita moved to the mainland U.S. about 20 years ago and now lives in Pennsylvania.  Her projects can be found on […]

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Book review: Custom Crocheted Sweaters
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 18, 2012 | Short Link

I recently received a review copy of Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit by Dora Ohrenstein, of Crochet Insider fame, from the nice people at Lark Crafts. Like most crocheters, I’ve been waiting a long time for a book like this.  Although I personally have little interest in actually making a sweater, I would love […]

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Interview with Melissa Horozewski, author of Austentatious Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 17, 2011 | Short Link

My interview today is with crochet designer Melissa Horozewski.  Melissa was nominated for the Crochet Liberation Front Flamie for Best New Designer in 2009,  and her work has been published by Crochet!, Crochet World, Inside Crochet, Interweave Crochet, and Leisure Arts. Melissa is also the author of Austentatious Crochet: 36 Contemporary Designs from the World […]

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Knitting design books, and week of giveaways, day 5
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 9, 2011 | Short Link

I’m sure my readers who primarily knit have been asking themselves, “When is our giveaway coming?”  So today’s post is dedicated to all you knitters out there! One of the reasons I retaught myself to knit was to take advantage of the many great books available to knitters on clothing and sweater design.  For some […]

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Crochet stitch guides
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 25, 2011 | Short Link

My recent freeform project – inspired by my Year of Projects goal to work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters and the Crochet Liberation Front’s July freeform CAL – has reminded me how much I love my stitch guides.  I use them for inspiration for my own projects, […]

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