International Crochet Day 2012, Part 1: Beginner Crochet Book Reviews and Giveaways

This post contains affiliate links. Today is International Crochet Day, so proclaimed by Jimbo’s Front Porch a few years back.  (By the way, Jimbo is hosting an awesome giveaway, too, so you should stop by!)  I’m doing my little part to promote crochet in this part of the world by sharing several crochet themed posts (each with … Read more

Interview with Nicky Epstein, book review, and giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. I’m really excited to share an interview with Nicky Epstein today.  Nicky is a knit and crochet designer, bestselling author, and teacher.  A few months ago, I received a review copy of one of her books (which I won’t name… yet) and thought it was  “just a knitting book.”  After reading … Read more

Interview with Sharon Silverman, author of Crochet Scarves, with book review and giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m really excited to interview Sharon Silverman.  Sharon is a crochet designer, author, teacher, and now, TV crochet expert.  I was first introduced to her work through her book, Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting, and I’ve had the pleasure of taking a Tunisian … Read more

Book review and giveaway: Knitting with the Color Guys

This post contains affiliate links. Today I’m reviewing Knitting with The Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  I also be giving away my review copy, courtesy of Sixth & Spring Books. I first became aware of Kaffe Fassett when I was quilting.  His colorful and creative … Read more

Interview with Linda Wyszynski, book review, and giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. Today, I’m interviewing Linda Wyszynski about her new book, The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework.  I’ll also be reviewing the book and giving away my review copy, courtesy of Creative Publishing International. The Interview Linda Wyszynski has been a freelance needlework designer for over 20 years.  Her work has appeared … Read more

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