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.
Kathy’s gorgeous Rings and Roses Irish Crochet Purse has long been a favorite of mine.
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.
Lori’s first self-published pattern, Basanti, a barefoot sandal, is now available on Ravelry.
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: 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.
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