A History of Crochet

I’ve been teaching quite a few classes lately on knitting and crochet techniques, and thought I’d share my slide presentation for those interested in a brief overview…


Please contact me if you’d like to set up a class for your group, and don’t forget to leave a comment or link to your crochet work!

“Casting On” Appears in Gravel Literary Magazine

Fall cleaning often means time to re-organize.  The shelves, cabinets, drawers, shed, basement…nothing is safe when the mood to clean out strikes!  For me, organizing is essential to a fresh beginning, and that inspired my latest piece, “Casting On“.   This personal essay appears in the November 2013 issue of Gravel Literary Magazine, and fuses the idea of beginnings with the determination and frustrations that accompany learning any new endeavor – even if it’s just a couple of sticks and some string.

Knitting Kit-Jimin

(Photo credit: nist6ss)

Take a moment to visit this extraordinary magazine and enjoy the offerings of some very creative minds.

Watkins Woolen Mill – Threads of the Past

My family recently had the opportunity to tour the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site in Lawson, Missouri.  I knew I would love it because, hey, it’s about fiber.  What we didn’t expect to love was the fascinating history of the family and estate, and to see so much original furnishings and equipment!

I offer you this gallery of photos from our day’s visit, and hope you will take the time to explore this treasure when you are in the area!

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