1970s Crochet Designers

Post image for 1970s Crochet Designers: Susanna Lewis

Susanna Lewis had a few items featured in vintage crochet books from the 1970s and 1980s. She’s a designer I want to know more about. Do you?

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Post image for 1970s Crochet Designers: Susan Morrow

In last week’s edition of 1970s crochet designers I profiled Mark Dittrick and mentioned that he had co-authored some crochet books with another designer of the era: Susan Morrow. Let’s learn more about Morrow now.

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Post image for 1970s Crochet Designers: Mark Dittrick

I’ve mentioned Mark Dittrick before because he’s the author of a vintage crochet book I adore, Hard Crochet. I thought it would be fun to explore a little bit more about this designer for my series on 1970s crochet artists.

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Post image for Edgy 1970s Crocheters: Nicki Hitz Edson

Nicki Hitz Edson, co-author of Creative Crochet, was the reason that I started my ongoing series about 1970s crochet designers. Here’s a profile of her work.

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Post image for Edgy 1970s Crochet Designer Janet Karpeck

Janet Karpeck has designs featured in two of the main books I use for my research into 1970s crochet designers.

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Post image for 1970s Crocheters Today: Mona Mauri

Mona Mauri is a multi-medium artist working in fiber, ceramics and digital art. She was part of the 1970s New York wearable art movement and shared some thoughts with me about that time.

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Post image for Edgy 1970s Crochet Designers: Dina (Schwartz) Knapp

Dina Knapp (possibly previously Dina Schwartz) was a 1970s wearable art crocheter who did unique work with texture, tapestry and color. She continues to work in crochet as well as collage art today.

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