Interview with Tamara Kelly from Moogly
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 31, 2014 | Short Link

I can’t believe the last day of March is already here! I had so much fun celebrating National Crochet Month, and I’m happy to end the festivities with an interview with crochet designer and blogger, Tamara Kelly. You may know Tamara from her blog, Moogly, or from crocheting one of the more than 130 designs […]

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Interview with crochet designer, Sarah Jane
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 24, 2014 | Short Link

I’m continuing the (Inter)National Crochet Month festivities today with an interview with Australian crochet designer, Sarah Jane.  I was first introduced to Sarah Jane when I saw her beautiful Frostberry Hat pattern during the Indie Design Gift-a-Long last fall.  (And, after reading through Sarah Jane’s pattern descriptions, I learned that we frequently share the same tech editor, […]

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Interview with (mostly) crochet designer, Anastacia Zittel a.k.a. anastaciaknits
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 17, 2014 | Short Link

As we pass the midway point of National Crochet Month, I’m excited to share an interview with indie designer, Anastacia Zittel, today.  Anastacia is active online as a blogger and on Ravelry, and you may have come across her as anastaciaknits.  She’s primarily a crochet designer, so I thought it appropriate to interview her during […]

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Interview with Frankie Brown
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 10, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m pleased to share an interview with Frankie Brown.  Frankie is a multi-craftual designer.  I first discovered Frankie’s work last year when I used her Jelly Mould Blanket motif in a baby blanket I made for my newborn cousin. After doing a little digging on her designer page, I realized that I had was […]

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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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FO Friday: Phoenix Sunset
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 24, 2014 | Short Link

Years ago, I was in a job I didn’t love which required me to travel to Phoenix for a conference.  After a long, dreary day under artificial, hotel conference room lighting, I stepped outside just in time to see a stunning sunset. The beautiful browns, yellows, and oranges really lifted my spirit.  The colors were […]

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Interview with knitting designer and LYS owner, Aimee Alexander
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 17, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m really happy to share an interview with Aimee Alexander, a knitting designer, publisher, and local yarn shop owner.  Like me, Aimee is also participating in the Indie Design Gift-a-Long.  You can find Aimee online on Ravelry (as getknitty, through the c Polka Dot Sheep Publications and the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe groups, […]

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Book review: Sweater 101 by Cheryl Brunette
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 9, 2013 | Short Link

Last June, I had the great pleasure of taking a series of Bruges crochet classes with designer Tatyana Mirer at Knit-a-Way.  Tatyana had some stunning sample garments, and I asked her about her favorite resources for sizing.  She brought me over the bookshelf and pulled out Cheryl Brunette‘s Sweater 101: How to Plan Sweaters That Fit… […]

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A Challenge Accepted
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 1, 2013 | Short Link

After posting my initial list and one brief update, life became rather too complex for me to do much work towards my Year of Projects goals.  And, then, suddenly it was December. Last year, I did a lot of advanced holiday crafting, and I even finished all of my gifts by mid-November.  This year, not […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Teresa Alvarez
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 7, 2013 | Short Link

Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month interview is with Teresa Alvarez, a Spanish crochet designer.  Teresa primarily self-publishes and last year had her first designs published in magazines. Teresa can be found online on Ravelry (as teresacompras and on her designer page) and on Twitter.  All pictures are used with her permission and are copyright Teresa Alvarez […]

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