classic crochet shawls book

Classic Crochet Shawls (book review)

Classic Crochet Shawls is a crochet book by Interweave featuring 20 different crochet shawl designs by more than a dozen different crochet designers. They are among the most popular crochet shawl designers including Mary Jane Hall, Kristin Omdahl, Annette Petavy, and Karen Whooley.

floral crochet embroidery art

Interview with Crochet and Embroidery Artist Andy of O&Y Studio

Andrea (Andy) of O&Y Studio is a North Carolina fiber artist who creates one-of-a-kind wool floral art. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching as her work develops into a signature style; she fills embroidery hoops with a crocheted background and then adds freehand, textured, organic embroidery atop the crochet to create inspiring works of art. She also combines crochet with driftwood for original wall hangings that would add cozy fun style to just about any home. I was thrilled when she agreed to an interview for the blog.



This is the next post for the Endangered Animal Crochet Project, through which I hope to raise awareness about endangered animals and offer you ways to do the same. There will sadly be several different posts for the apes since so many of them are endangered; we will begin today with the orangutan. Learn a little more about the animal here and check out the cute orangutan crochet patterns I’ve collected.