Did you get a chance to check out the Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014 issue? It’s a special issue of the magazine focused, of course, on accessories. In my Everyday Crochet column for that issue I profiled the work of Katherine Dempsey, owner of the Etsy shop A Danish Heart. One of the things I revealed there is that Dempsey is a fan of Doris Chan, as are many of us crocheters!
About A Danish Heart
A Danish Heart Etsy shop is run by Katherine Dempsey. She was also one of the women profiled in my book Crochet Saved My Life. In her story she shared how her whole work and life were changed after a bad accident and how crochet helped her get through that experience.
Katherine on Doris
Asked about the crochet designers that inspire her, Katherine shared that she is a fan of Doris Chan. She saw Chan do a broomstick lace demonstration in London and that made her take an interest in this niche of our craft. One of the Doris Chan designs that she’s already completed is her One-For-All-Family of Mitts (in the Interweave Crochet Accessories issue 2010); she made a pair for each of her cousins for the holidays.
About Doris Chan
I am also a fan of Doris Chan. In fact, I awarded her my 2013 Awesome Crochet Blogger Award for Best Crochet Design Information. As I said there, “Doris Chan is a terrific crochet designer who has been mentioned many times on this blog; for example, her designs can be found in my posts on the best crochet shawl pattern designers and 100 unique crochet skirts. Doris shares crochet design tips and information based on her own experiences.” And, “In addition to her great crochet design information, Doris Chan offers us a lot of insight into her own life as a crocheter. She shared a lot of info on the CGOA experience this year, for example.”
Check out the Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014 issue for the full article about Dempsey’s work.
Note: the image at the top of this post is a Doris Chan multimedia crochet skirt.