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Busting the Bad Crochet Myth

It’s sad but true, crochet is too often not given its due. It still has an image problem. Why it’s such a struggle to establish crochet’s worthiness is a mystery, though some plausible theories can be advanced.

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Breaking the Mould

When I was a young, impressionable girl of about 13 or so, I remember reading an article that aimed to explain why most of the geniuses of the past were men, with a very few notable exceptions. Leonardo, not Leonarda…

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Antique Crochet Beauties: Collecting and connecting to a rich tradition

Sold!” declares the auctioneer, banging his gavel down, and I grin with the delight of success. The bidding for “lot 46” has been intense, but I am the victor, and after the auction finishes, I will collect my booty and take the precious contents home.

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Afghan Love: Pam’s Comfort Cable Afghan

This beautiful afghan was instigated by a sad event: our friend and design colleague Pam Gilette (www.knottygeneraton.com) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. We all followed her online journal, where she wrote with great courage and eloquence about her experiences.

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A Love Affair with Motifs

I don’t know when my love-affair with motifs started. It can probably be traced to the day I was making a granny blanket from scraps in my mother’s yarn stash. I noticed that making a new color combination for every square…

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