I was particularly thrilled to see the interview with Nadia Fuad of YARNutopia who shared how crochet helped her cope with illness.
As I mentioned previously, I’m happy to be one of the judges for this 3rd quarter of The Crochet Awards, formerly known as The Flamies. The judges’ nominations are all in now for the categories, which are all about crochet for the home. Take a look at what we chose, then it’s your turn to submit fan nominations and come September everyone can vote.
The nomination period for The Flamies has closed and it’s now time to cast your votes. Crochet Concupiscence has been nominated as one of the options for Best Crochet Blog. Please cast your vote!
The Flamies, also known as The Crochet Awards, went dormant for a few years but they’re back now and better than ever. You can go nominate your favorites in crochet right now.
I do admit I was a little bit surprised to find out that one of the annual Firehouse Heroism Program’s awards this year went to someone who was being recognized for her crochet contribution to her community. Awesome!
Emma Layton sounds like she is probably a really cool woman. She served five years in the army during World War II, an era when women mostly supported war efforts at home rather than traveling abroad as members of the military. But doing stereotypically “male” things doesn’t mean that Layton left her feminine roots behind. She started crocheting (a stereotypically “female” art) when she was a child and is still crocheting today at the age of 88. In fact, West Virginia Journal staff writer Jenni Vincent reports that Layton recently won first place at the 2011 National Creative Arts Festival for a crocheted throw that she created. In addition to being the first place winner of this festival, she was also voted the people’s choice winner for her crochet work. As you can see from the photo above, Layton used very colorful yarn to create a ripple crochet blanket. The…