meet the Willettes

i first met my friends Linda and Stephen Willette about 5 years ago when we were booth neighbors at a fiber festival further upstate. they are the cutest and sweetest couple you’ve ever seen, and they make exquisitely hand-crafted wooden tools for fiber artists: crochet hooks, knitting needles, yarn bowls, looms, and a whole range [...]

get to work!

happy Labor Day makers! i’ve always loved September. as a kid, i looked forward to going back to school, and like most of us, that feeling of motivation and renewal has never left me. i feel even more inspired than usual to learn new skills! so, if you haven’t joined yet, now’s the perfect time [...]

Let's hook up some rag rugs!

you guys! it’s SUMMER! today is July 1st (you probably know that) and since June was pure busy-ness for me, i’m beyond excited that starting today things can finally slow down a bit.

so, what are we gonna do all summer? have you been hooking rugs like mad? why? well, surely you’ve seen my new Crochet [...]

collage crochet

photo by Thea Coughllin

as Summer whizzes by, while i try to savor these days to their fullest, i am also looking ahead and preparing for the workshops i’m teaching this Fall. one that i’m SO looking forward to is Collage Crochet at the Taproot Gathering in September. you all know that one of my [...]

we have a winner!

…and the winner of a whole month of unlimited Creativebug workshops is: Cari! selected by the RGN, and who said “I’ve been meaning to make a granny square doll blanket for my daughter.”

i loved reading the responses to what you’d make with granny squares. here are a few of my favorites:

“I’ve long fantasized about making [...]

YIPPEE! hook up some grannies with me!

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if you know me at all, or most especially if you follow me on Pinterest, you’re probably all too aware that i’m Gaga for Grannies. Whether they be bright, drab, fancy, basic, kitschy, elegant, chunky, or lacy, i love them all.

i’ve been crazy about these totems of crochet since i was a child and my [...]

workshops on sale!

NEWSFLASH: this week only (offer ends Saturday 6/22) all of my *a la carte* workshops on Creativebug are reduced to only $9.99! if you’ve been wanting to try online learning, this is a great opportunity. you can have me in your living room or studio any time you like, 24/7, and i will patiently show [...]

it's May!

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and i can’t think of a better time to hook up some crochet flowers! this is my newest workshop on Creativebug and i’m pretty excited about sharing my freeform approach to creating a bouquet of yarny blooms. these little cuties are a fun way for new crocheters (or those who are coming back around after [...]

brooklyn craft camp!

sometimes i daydream about a magical place, where i have nothing that needs doing but to work on super fun projects, and all of the supplies i need are automatically right there, and yummy snacks and meals are all prepared for me too. and basically, i can just make stuff, without a care in the [...]

introducing: borealis

whew! it’s with immense pride (and relief to have it done!) that i present to you: the Borealis Shawl. by far the most delicate crochet work i’ve ever done, but the moment i saw jill’s amazing Aurora yarn (wool/silk lace weight) i knew i had to design something worthy of it.

i finished hooking [...]

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