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: 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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Blog tour interview: Tammy Hildebrand, author of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 22, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m thrilled to share an interview with Tammy Hildebrand as part of the blog tour for her latest book, Crochet Wraps Every Which Way: 18 Original Patterns in 6 Techniques, published by Stackpole Books.  The nice folks at Stackpole have also shared a giveaway copy of the book with me, so read on for […]

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Book Review: Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 23, 2013 | Short Link

Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss of the Creative Partners is a pattern booklet featuring 96 knit stitch patterns. The booklet is arranged into six chapters. The first five, Simple Knit & Purl Stitches, Ribbings, Embossed Stitches, Multi-Color Stitches, and Eyelets & Cables, include stitch patterns. Each stitch pattern includes a color photograph (about 1/4 […]

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Interview with Danielle Chalson of Makewise Designs
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 15, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m very excited to share an interview that has been very long in the making.  Back in January, I was at Vogue Knitting Live in New York (posts here, here, and here), and I had the chance to spend some time with Danielle Chalson.   Danielle is a (mostly) knitting (with “a smidge of […]

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Book Reviews: Leisure Arts portable crochet books
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 14, 2013 | Short Link

Recently, I received two new crochet books from Leisure Arts for review: Everything the Internet Didn’t Teach You About Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss and Crochet Stitch Guide by Jean Leinhauser and Mary Ann Frits.  Usually, I have a giveaway for the books I review, but these two will be the prizes for the Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL. […]

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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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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 24, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey Source: My mom’s collection Publication date: 1971 Status: Re-released as a Dover book in 2012 Condition: Missing dust jacket, but otherwise in very good condition Craft: Knitting I haven’t had the chance to explore this book as much as some of the others since it is a recent acquisition.  My mom […]

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Interview with Kim Guzman, a.k.a. CrochetKim
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 22, 2013 | Short Link

I am so incredibly pleased to share an interview with Kim Guzman today.  As a lover of Tunisian crochet and a member of the very active Yahoo group that she co-moderates with Angela “ARNie” Grabowski, tunisiancrochet, I’ve been a big fan of Kim’s work for years.  (Kim also does a lot of “regular” crochet design, too, as she […]

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Vogue Knitting Live, Day 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 19, 2013 | Short Link

Yesterday, Vogue Knitting Live 2013 opened in New York.  If you’re in the New York area this weekend, you should stop by!  Here’s a quick wrap up of some of what I’ve seen so far. Gallery The gallery exhibits were being set up in the morning, and I had a chance to photograph most of […]

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