Screen Shot 2014 09 11 at 2.41.27 PM 600x240 Makers Interview: The Core Catalyst

Yesterday I shared an interview with Assemble Shop and Studio, one of the makers featured in my Great.ly boutique. Today I’ll share an interview with another great maker whose items I sell in my carefully-curated Great.ly shop. The Core Catalyst is a company that stocks the beautiful fair trade crochet mochila bags made from the Wayuu people of Colombia that I’ve mentioned on the blog previously. I stock these bags in my crochet boutique as well as my fair trade crafts boutique. Today I’ve got an interview for you with Ana Maria Eder of The Core Catalyst.

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Q: First of all, who is The Core Catalyst? What do you do?

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wave8 How to Crochet a Two Color Wave Stitch

Worked in two colors the wave stitch creates a beautiful undulating design. Here’s how to do it:

Step One:

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Using color A, crochet a starting chain that is a multiple of 8 st + 4. For this example I did ch 20.

Step Two:

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img 6772 How to Crochet a T shirt Yarn Pet Bed for Your Four Legged Friend

Last month I showed you photos of the T-shirt yarn bed I crocheted for Miso, a friend’s chihuahua … but I didn’t tell you how I made it. Here’s how:

1. Make T-shirt Yarn.

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Learn how to make T-shirt yarn here. Alternatively, you can purchase T-shirt yarn.

Or you can use other yarn but it needs to be bulky/ sturdy so it should either be thick and chunky yarn, structured material yarn (such as hemp) or multi-stranded yarn. The idea is that it has to be thick enough to stand up when you make the walls of the bed; thinner yarns will just cave in and you’ll have flat fabric that your pup can’t get inside of.

2. Crochet a Circle.

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Makers Interview: Assemble Shop & Studio

Crochet News September 15, 2014

We see Assemble as a gallery of inspiration and ideas: a place for people to assemble, make, and do.

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Unique Crochet Art from Robere Mertens

Crochet Artists September 15, 2014

I first looked at the crochet art of Robere Mertens back in 2011. I was intrigued by his unique perspective, incorporating sound into crochet art. Recently I took a fresh look at his work and I remain intrigued by what he does.

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70+ Inspiring Crochet Photos (Crochet Instagrammed)

instagram crochet September 14, 2014

Sundays on Crochet Concupiscence are when we celebrate the best crochet on Instagram. Here are 70+ crochet images from this week!

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Crochet Artist Pat Ahern in Interweave Fall 2014

Crochet Art September 14, 2014

The newest issue of Interweave Crochet (Fall 2014) is out now and it includes my article about crochet portraiture artist Pat Ahern. Just a few of the things you’ll learn about the artist in the full article include:

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