2014 Sampler MKAL February Giveaway Sponsor: An interview with Sarah Kincheloe
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 1, 2014 | Short Link

You can find more information on the 2014 Sampler MKAL here, and can order the pattern here.  Join in any time for a fun project with great prizes! This month’s giveaway sponsor is sarahkincheloe on Etsy.  Sarah’s shop carries an array of beautiful and functional organizers for crochet hooks and knitting needles.  In addition to donating a […]

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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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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Monica Rodriguez Fuertes from Hand Made Awards
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 23, 2013 | Short Link

I’m excited to interview Monica Rodriguez Fuertes, a Spanish crochet, knitting, and sewing designer.  You may be familiar with Monica’s designs from Crochet Today!, or through the Etsy shop she shares with her mom, HandMadeAwards.  (You can read more about her in this Crochet Today! Designer We Love interview.) Monica can be found online on Etsy […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Karla Sandoval from Cute Little Crafts
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 15, 2013 | Short Link

I’m thrilled to kick off my second annual Hispanic Heritage Month interview series today with Karla Sandoval, a Mexican crochet designer.  Karla can be found online at the Cute Little Crafts blog (where she hosts her free patterns), her Etsy shop, her Facebook page, and on Ravelry (as CuteLittleCrafts and on her Ravelry designer page). All photos are (c) Karla Sandoval […]

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Handmade wooden crochet hooks
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 13, 2013 | Short Link

I guess it’s obvious if you’ve been reading my recent reviews that I have more crochet hooks than most.  That doesn’t stop me from wanting to collect even more, though! I love perusing Etsy to check out beautifully made, wooden crochet hooks.  I confess that I’ve only bought hooks from one of the vendors, Sistermaide. […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Coats & Clark’s Book No. 208 Edgings
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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 […]

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Interview with Joan McGowan-Michael of White Lies Designs
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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) […]

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Interview with Cheezombie
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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 […]

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Chubby Sheep CAL January Giveaway winners!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 2, 2013 | Short Link

We had a lot of fun during the Chubby Sheep CAL, and now that it is over, I’m happy to announce the winner of the January giveaway.  But first, let me share the awesome sheep that were finished this month! Blacky67‘s Black Sheep jaye-yarns‘s Sheep Shape MommieLamb‘s Chubby Rainbow Sheep Stormbat‘s Minikin Relodie made two Chubby Sheep: […]

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Interview with Karia from Kouture Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 14, 2013 | Short Link

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Karia (also known as KoutureCrochet on Ravelry).  As a Brooklyn native, I’m always excited to meet crocheters in my home borough online – somehow, it often seems easier than meeting them in real life!  Karia is organizing an interesting Kickstarter project and also co-owns an Etsy shop.  You can […]

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