Updated: Dec 15, 2020
It’s November and the year is 2020. In the United States there is civil unrest and political uncertainty. If that’s not enough to make you reflect on what’s really important, add being in the midst of a life changing global pandemic that has altered our day-to-day existence. During these “surreal” times, I’ve pondered everything from the sublime to the ridiculous; given relationships and family priority; and strengthened my spiritual foundation. While expanding my mental horizons, I came to terms with how much creative expression has meant to me throughout my life. I’ve been knitting and crocheting for over forty years and “dabbled” in other fiber arts for longer than that. I worked a challenging job in the medical field, but conveyed my creative expression on a broad scale when in 2003 I published my first book, Crochet Squared. In subsequent years I taught various fiber art techniques (knit, crochet, weaving, jewelry making, …). Led the design team at local yarn shops (Knit Happens; Fiberge'; and Knit On!). And launched my own crochet pattern line of simple, “out of the box" fashions. Even though my creative life was the most fulfilling, I could not nurture my creativity to the extent I wanted or needed. Time for a change! I can now focus the time and energy needed to promote M.A.P. Fiber Creations…wearable art to please your heart. This is the first blog for crochetsquared.com. It is my goal to provide you with crochet tips, fashion trends, and design techniques at least once a month, and more frequently as exciting developments pop up.
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In the next blog, I will give you some tips on working with hand-dyed yarn. The photo shows one “out of the box” technique. More in December.