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 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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Vogue Knitting Live 2014: Day 2
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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 […]

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Blog tour interview: Reba Linker, author of Follow the Yarn
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 22, 2013 | Short Link

Today I’m excited to be share an interview with fellow New Yorker, Reba Linker, as part of her blog (and podcast) tour for her latest self-published book, Follow the Yarn.  It’s an interesting book that combines genres by including a biography of Reba’s late knitting teacher, tidbits from Reba’s memoir/exploration of herself as an artist, […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Marisa Munoz from al-abrigo
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 17, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Spanish knitwear designer Marisa Munoz, also known as al-abrigo.  Marisa can be found online through her Spanish language blog, Al Abrigo; her Facebook page; her Pinterest page; and on Ravelry (as al-abrigo, on her designer page, or in the al-abrigo designs group). All images are copyright al-abrigo and used with permission.  Click on design photos […]

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Nativity
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 29, 2013 | Short Link

Growing up, I was fascinated with the Nativity scene my maternal grandmother would set up during the Christmas season, and I remember being eager to place the baby Jesus into the manger after midnight on Christmas Eve.  That Nativity set was the one physical object that I most associated with the holidays during childhood, and […]

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Book review and giveaway: Knitting with Icelandic Wool
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 27, 2013 | Short Link

Back in the winter, I received a review copy of Knitting with Icelandic Wool by Védís Jónsdóttir from St. Martin’s Griffin.  I was immediately drawn in by the stunning photography and the beautiful designs.  The nice folks at St. Martin’s Griffin were also kind enough to share another copy which I’ll be giving away today at the […]

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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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Favorite Online Crochet Resources: Link Party at Crochet Boulevard
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 23, 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 Crochet Boulevard, my favorite crochet link party. I was first introduced to Barbara from made in k-town shortly after I began blogging in 2011.  I honestly can’t remember how I found her, but I […]

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