Maria Cabriza is originally from Paraguay, where she got a college degree and business and worked as a manager. Since moving to the United States she has been able to devote herself full-time to her art, which includes crochet.
April is National Pecan Month. This yummy treat is often overlooked but is honored this month as a way to raise awareness of how it can be a great snacking option that fits into many diets and lifestyles. Pecans can easily be taken on the go and they last a long time so you can always have a bag in your purse or project bag. And if you love to make crochet food then you can also use pecan crochet patterns!
I’m loving the book Doilies Updated because it isn’t just a set of crochet patterns but also an inspirational resource for what to do with various crochet motifs.
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is a textile artist who creates crochet art pieces and also has a line of fiber art jewelry called Zelma Rose. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to interview her about her work, her history with crochet and how crafting has offered benefits in her life as well as the life of her grandmother.
One of my favorite unique crochet books for making kids’ toys is Honk! Beep! Vroom! by Cathy Smith. The eight crochet patterns in allow you to create a mixture of different vehicles that would be perfect as a play set for young girls and boys. And they move!!
When you add crochet to your bicycle, you make it more personal. Your choice to use colorful crochet or a sophisticated simple color palette says a lot about who you are. It makes your bike easier to find in a crowd. And it will make you smile each time you set off for a ride. These bicycle crochet patterns include crochet skirt guards, bike seat covers and more.
April is National Stress Awareness Month. There are many different types of stress, all of which can cause significant mental and physical distress for those undergoing the strain. Crochet has the power to help combat stress and its associated issues.
Creative Needlework was a hardcover book published in 1969. It shares more than one dozen different types of needlework, at the end of which it tells us a little bit about crochet. It’s interesting to look back at the way this craft was viewed through the lens of a historic perspective.