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March 28: A Tour through Crochet Country

You’ve arrived at A Tour Through Crochet Country! During March 2013, Crochetville is hosting a daily designer blog tour in celebration of National Crochet Month. Each day, we visit the blogs of one or two crochet designers, who share something with us — a free crochet pattern or tutorial, a peek into their studio or a-day-in-the-life, a coupon code, or something else special. Join us each day for a new surprise!

On our 28th day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’re visiting Kathy White and Lori Carlson. Both of our designers today are long-time Crochetville forum members.

Today’s Stop 1: Visit Kathy White

Kathryn White is a retired riding instructor with an independent spirit and a great love of thread crochet. She has designed many gorgeous, intricate doilies and shawls, but she has also designed some small projects like necklaces and bookmarks for those who would like to try a taste of thread crochet. Her crochet beaded purses are absolutely stunning. I’m so pleased to have met Kathy in person at some of the CGOA conferences. Kathy’s designs have won so many awards in the past few years at the CGOA Design Competition, it is hard to keep track of them all! One of those winning designs is Rose Infinity, which won the KJ Hay prize for Technical Merit in 2010.

Rose Infinity

Rose Infinity
Pattern available on CrochetNBeads.com

 

Kathy’s gorgeous Rings and Roses Irish Crochet Purse has long been a favorite of mine.

Rings and Roses Irish Crochet Purse

Rings and Roses Irish Crochet Purse
Pattern available on Ravelry

 

Today’s Stop 2: Visit Lori Carlson

Lori Carlson has long loved thread crochet, and she is now an aspiring crochet designer. Lori is known as The Shrone, and “Nobody knows what a shrone is. Therefore they are unknowable.” Her first design, Split Infinitive, won 2nd Place in the Artistic Expression category of the 2011 CGOA Design Competition. It uses a combination of tapestry and overlay techniques.

Split Infinitive

Split Infinitive
2nd Place, Artistic Expression,
2011 CGOA Design Competition

 

Lori’s first self-published pattern, Basanti, a barefoot sandal, is now available on Ravelry.

Basanti

Basanti
Pattern available on Ravelry

 

See You Again Tomorrow!

I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with Kathy and Lori. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll be right here at Crochetville’s own blog visiting with Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka.

Remember Project Night Night & CGOA

Project Night NightWe would love your support for our blog tour charity, Project Night Night, which donates comforting nighttime packages to homeless children. You can help by making and sending new crocheted blankets (50” x 60” or smaller) and/or making a financial donation. If you contribute, won’t you please use our form to help us keep a blog-tour tally?

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA)Our blog tour is also promoting another non-profit, the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). All designers participating in the tour are Professional or Associate Professional members of the CGOA. If you’re not a member yet, there are so many reasons to join!

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: Do you crochet with thread? If not, would you like to try? What would encourage you to try thread crochet?

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.


All photos used with permission or under the Fair Use Exclusion of US copyright law.

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  • cshortteach

    I enjoy crocheting with thread although I haven’t used thread in a while. I have made doilies and doll clothes with thread. But my favorite thread project was my granddaughter’s dedication gown which I crocheted with size 30 thread.

  • Laura Thiele

    I have not tried it yet but I have just recently signed for a video class to learn how to do it.