When the book arrived, the first thing that I noticed was that the cover image looks just like a crochet mandala! I can’t remember now if I’d ever seen the book cover before now, but if I did, it was before crochet mandalas were popular and way before I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project. But after my initial surprise at the book’s cover, I realized that it didn’t surprise me at all, because the piece is so artistic and beautiful and this is exactly what Del, and many of the other designers from that time were doing as they pushed the envelope in crochet.
The second that I saw the press release announcing the work of Mady Gerard, I knew that she was someone I needed to know more about. She was a 1970s crochet designer, which I adore, and she’s an 84-year-old woman who is still going strong with her crochet work today, which I adore even more. I immediately delved into her informative website and fell in love.
An update and information on the beautiful work of Crochet Artist Susan Morrow.
When I first launched my series on 1970s crochet designers, I’d never heard of James Walters and Sylvia Cosh. You terrific crochet lovers quickly informed me that these were crochet designers and authors that I needed to know!
In this post I’m rounding up all of the articles I shared featuring vintage, retro and 1970s crochet.
Despite all of the research I’d done into 1970s crochet this far, I’d never heard of Dona Meilach. I have no idea how that’s possible because as soon as I looked her up I discovered that she was a prolific author in all areas of craft writing, especially in the 1970s.
Rosey Grier was a professional football player who was also known for publishing a book in the 1970s called Needlepoint for Men.