Guest Post: Sharon Silverman on Tunisian Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 17, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m sharing a guest post with Sharon Silverman as part of her blog tour for her latest book, Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets.  I previously interviewed Sharon here as part of her blog tour for Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions – Various Techniques.  I was all ready to write an introduction to Sharon, but she’s been […]

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Book Review: Crochet Red
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 7, 2014 | Short Link

Today is National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association‘s annual event to bring attention to women’s heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.  This year, Jimmy Beans Wool founder Laura Zander is bringing her Stitch Red campaign to crochet, with Crochet Red: Crocheting for Women’s Heart Health, […]

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Interview with crochet designer and teacher, Beth Graham
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 4, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m really excited to share an interview with Beth Graham, a fellow crochet designer and teacher.  Like me, Beth is also participating in the Indie Design Gift-a-Long.  In addition to her self-published works, her designs have appeared in Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects from Crocheters around the World, Crochet World, and Quick & Simple Crochet […]

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Book Review: Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet by Sheryl Thies
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 24, 2013 | Short Link

My regular readers know that I’m a lover of Tunisian crochet.  I recently finished reading an ebook copy of Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet: Learn How with 13 Projects by Sheryl Thies from Martingale, and I’m sharing the review today.  (Sheryl’s second Tunisian crochet book with Martingale, Tunisian Crochet Encore, was published this spring.) In Get […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Paula Prado from De Origen Chile
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 13, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Paula Prado, a multi-talented Chilean yarnie. Paula can be found online in her Etsy shop, De Origen Chile, her website, and on Flickr.  All photos are copyright De Origen Chile.  Click on photos to link to the product pages on Etsy. Underground Crafter (UC): How did you learn to spin, knit, and dye? […]

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Recent Crochet Book Reviews on CGOA Blog
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 24, 2013 | Short Link

You may know that I volunteer to review crochet books on the Crochet Guild of America‘s blog, CGOA Now!  In 2013, most of my book reviews have been published there.  Here are the links in case you missed the reviews. Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet by Kathryn Vercillo of […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1984)
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 20, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Complete Guide to Needlework (Reader’s Digest) by Reader’s Digest. Source:  MC’s mother’s collection.* Publication date: Eighth printing (1984) of 1979 edition. Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online. Condition: Very Good. Crafts: Applique, Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Lacework, Macrame, Needlepoint, Patchwork, Quilting, and Rug-making. You know a book is a classic when you find it in […]

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The end of an era
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 25, 2013 | Short Link

My longtime kitty friend, Yin (also known as Mr. Tubby), was quite sick for the past few weeks and departed this world for the next early Wednesday morning.  This is a recent picture MC snapped of Mr. Tubby, resting in his favorite window spot, surrounded by handmade goodies because he was feeling a little chilly. […]

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NatCroMo13 in Review!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 1, 2013 | Short Link

If you’re like me, you have been following along with many sepecial National Crochet Month features and may be behind on your blog reading. Here’s a quick roundup of my NatCroMo13 posts. Free Wednesday posts! Blogiversary, A Tour through Crochet Country, and a free pattern! A treasury of handmade, wooden crochet hooks Trip to Pittsburg with a […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crocheting for Pleasure by Mildred Graves Ryan
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 28, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Crocheting for Pleasure by Mildred Graves Ryan. Source: Inherited from my grandmother’s collection. Publication date: 1983 Book Club Edition. Status: Out of print and widely available online. Condition: The inside is in great shape but the dust jacket has seen better days. Craft: Crochet. This is one of my favorites in my vintage collection.  (I’ve previously reviewed it here.)  I […]

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