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Crochet Insider's Passion for Fashion

Shameless self-promotion for my new book!

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Crochet Insider News!

We are making some exciting new additions here at Crochet Insider:

FIRST: All those on our Mailing List will be receiving our NEWSLETTER containing the latest reviews, articles and other timely reports.  If you aren't on the list, please sign up today by clicking on Mailing List at left.


SECOND: For our next issue in December, we will have a cool new format for the online magazine.

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Fall Courses at Crochet Insider

We are very pleased to be hosting these new courses with some of the best teachers around. Dora will be on hand in the courses too.

How to Write Patterns Like a Pro

Teacher: Charles Voth, Interim Editor of Inside Crochet magazine, Designer, Tech Editor

Dates: October 31 - November 14, 2011

Fee: $60

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Announcing Fall 2011 Design Classes

 

 

ANNOUNCING FALL 2011 CLASSES

 

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Mosaics, Melons and A Mill

 

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Why Crochet Needs Standards

Recently I've been much preoccupied by the concept of developing standards in crochet.  When the topic is broached in public forums like ravelry, many crocheters' first reaction is unease.  People are fearful of having their work judged, that feedback they get might not be constructive, that those giving it may not be qualified to do so, and a host of other issues, all valid.  Yet I'm certain that there is  way to establish such standards, avoid the pitfalls that many fear, and that doing so would have a tremendously uplifting effect on our craft.
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Cultivating Your Crochet Garden

 

Pretty little plants are pushing toward the sun here in Virginia: snowdrops in the southern mountains, daffodils and tulips in our neighborhood, the coastal plain. Forsythia will bloom soon, followed by frothy Dogwoods and Redbuds in the woodlands. These perennials are the colorful signal flags that wave us into action. 

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FIBEAR SPEAKS: Getting Righteous at the LYS

 

Hi everyone I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and I look forward to writing another year’s worth of articles for my favourite bunch of readers. OK, my ONLY bunch of readers because I don’t know how to use wordpress, but still, love ya!!

 

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FIBEAR SPEAKS: A Crocheter's Christmas

 

“O holy crap! This sweater’s due tomorrow, 

The sleeves aren’t done and the neckline’s a mess. 

Why didn’t I start all this in September?

For now I’m drinking to counter all this stress. 

My brain is gone; I’m starting to hear voices, 

I want to break my crochet hooks in half. 

Fall to the floor! Swear here! And make some choices,

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What have I been up to?

So glad you asked! Here are a few highlights from 2009.

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