On our 26th day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’re visiting Susan Lowman and Michele Maks.Today’s Stop 1: Visit Susan Lowman
I’m so glad I get to write about Susan Lowman today! She is one of my absolute favorite people to see at crochet conferences. Susan is The Crochet Architect, “building designs one stitch at a time.” In addition to being a crochet designer, Susan is also a technical editor and teacher. She teaches locally in her community and nationally at CGOA conferences. She is a member of the CGOA Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the CGOA Masters Committee. Susan is a self-proclaimed threadie (“a crocheter who prefers to work with crochet thread and a steel crochet hook”). Among other things, she has designed some amazing necklaces using crochet thread and beads or buttons.
It is so difficult for me to choose just two of Susan’s designs to show! Here is one of her beautiful crocheted necklaces that was a very popular seller when we had it in our consumer booth in 2012.
The beautiful Sorrel River Tunic is a very flattering design. I have seen Susan wearing it herself and she looks lovely in it.
Today’s Stop 2: Visit Michele Maks
Michele Maks was a freelance knit and crochet designer for many years before she became editor of Crochet World magazine in 2008. She is no longer editor and she is learning to live with the disability of MS. She was raised in New York and was once a dairy farmer in Maine.
First Beret and Scarf is a great project for a beginner, and it’s available free from Red Heart.
This Color Blocks afghan is so pretty! I love blue and brown together.
See You Again Tomorrow!
Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard
Each day of A Tour Through Crochet Country, we’ll be giving away two promo postcards, one to each of two winners. These are only available at our 2013 consumer show booths, and will be autographed by both of us, Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka, co-owners of Crochetville! The postcard includes Amy Shelton’s exclusive X Marks the Spot scarf pattern.
To enter, please leave a comment below answering this question: Where do you store your yarn and crochet supplies?
The fine print: Must be 13 or older to enter. Entries must be received by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on the date of this post. Winners will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following day. Void where prohibited by law.
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