Welcome! Please browse through this blog to see my latest crochet projects, classes and designs.

On the left you will see a list of extra pages full of project photos, class descriptions and other things.

On the right you will find information about the classes I will be teaching.
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Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Crochet Today! - July/August Issue - Spare Tire Cozy

The latest issue of Crochet Today! is on sale now.





It is filled with great summer projects.



I designed this Spare Tire Cozy found on page 60.

I really enjoyed creating and crocheting it.

Theresa Gonzalez, the chief editor at Crochet Today!, picked the great Red Heart Super Saver colors and then it was up to me to decide where they go!

I so enjoyed this design that I was wishing that I had my own spare tire on the back of my car to embellish.  But since I don't have such a car, I came up with a fun variation.

To see that, visit the blog at Crochet Today! - http://www.crochettoday.com/blog/spare-tire-cozy-makes-exhibit

(Coming soon - a promised free pattern,"Yarn Bomb Blossoms" - stay tuned for info of where to download.)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Currier Museum of Art and Yarn Bomb at Art Fest

Who says that museums and crochet are just for grandmas?

Well, hopefully no one who came to
the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH this weekend for their annual
ART FEST.  All ages had a great time connecting with art and crochet.



It was a pleasure to watch families have a good time together and children searching around the museum courtyard to find our yarn art highlights.

There were artists demonstrating their craft and selling their beautiful creations.
Teachers from the Art Center were leading family art-making activities for all ages.
Abigail Newbold was on hand to talk about her new exhibit - Crafting Settlement.



And I was leading a fun Scavenger Hunt throughout the courtyard getting visitors an up-close look at all of the wonderful pieces our NH knitters and crocheters made for our fantastic Yarn Bomb.








Here are some children enjoying the Scavenger Hunt.






 


A big THANK YOU goes to the Red Heart yarn company who generously donated knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn for our "Community Art Tent". 



Throughout the weekend we invited guests to sit down with us and crochet or knit for a while.
Some learned the basics of crochet by finger crocheting with Red Heart's Vivid yarn - the bright colors make it perfect for outdoor yarn art and the soft chunkiness of it make it perfect for a beginner.



Some visited with friends and worked up a small square that we
added to our yarn art right near the tent covering  a large lamp post.





More photos to come of all the designs!
To see more photos of the weekend fun, click on this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/curriermuseum/8745030346/in/set-72157633494954555/

Friday, May 10, 2013

Currier Museum of Art - Art Fest


This weekend is Art Fest at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH.

It is going to be a great event full of fun for all ages - face painting, family art-making, artist demonstrations, food and craft markets and a new exhibit in the museum by Abby Newbold.



But what I am most excited about is the realization of several months of work.  Back in October I designed a "yarn bomb" (yarn storm, yarn graffiti) for the museum's courtyard.  In January we sent out the plans to several knitting, crocheting and weaving groups across the state.  Today we installed all of the beautiful pieces that were handcrafted by them.


Here are just a few photos of what will be up all weekend.  And then in about a week we will be installing selected projects inside the museum.  All of the artwork will be on display in the Community Gallery for about 4 weeks.



Over the next few months I will be posting the various designs I created for this project, including a free pattern (that I am giving out this weekend) called, "Yarn Bomb Blossoms".

If you are in the area, please come and visit - the courtyard looks wonderful!