All this week we’re looking back at the crochet posts from this blog in 2012. It was truly an amazing year. In this post I’m rounding up all of the articles I shared featuring vintage, retro and 1970s crochet.
I did a crochet artist profile of playground sculpture crochet artist Toshiko Horiuchi-Macadam. She started her work in the 1970s and continues today. This post was one of the most popular of all of my 2012 posts.
It was in March that I launched my new series on 1970’s crochet designers.
I shared the book Hard Crochet, a terrific snapshot into crochet history
And it was fun to share the story about a women who crochets historical designs for Barbie dolls and uses them to teach history to youngsters.
Janet Karpeck, 1970s crochet designer
Nicki Hitz Edson, then and now
I learned and shared about the multi-craftual work of 1970s pro football player Rosey Grier.
And each Sunday in my “then and now” look back I shared some crochet history including:
I love doing these posts that celebrate the history of crochet and will definitely be doing more of them in 2013!