On our 30th day of A Tour through Crochet Country, we’re visiting Linda Dean and Kristin Dragos.Today’s Stop 1: Visit Linda Dean
Linda Dean is a longtime crocheter, and recently began designing and teaching. Her patterns have been published in magazines including Crochet!, Crochet World, and Crochet 1-2-3. In addition to being a CGOA Associate Professional Member, she also has a CGOA Master of Advanced Stitches and Techniques and is a CYCA Certified Instructor. She lives on a small farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
Linda’s Backed Broomstick Clutch would make a beautiful evening bag. It came out in Crochet! Magazine, Spring 2012, and was her first published pattern.
I love the look of the stitches and the elegance of Linda’s Vineyard at Dawn Shawl, published in the most recent issue of Crochet! Magazine, Spring 2013. This shawl won Second Prize in the Accessories Category at the 2012 CGOA Design Competition.
Today’s Stop 2: Visit Kristin Dragos
Kristin Dragos is a new crochet designer and teacher. She learned to crochet in 2008 and began designing her own patterns in 2012. So far, her patterns have all been self-published and you can find them in her Ravelry store. Kristin is a CYCA Certified Instructor and is working on her CGOA Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques. She teaches crochet classes at her local Michaels Store.
Kristin’s pretty Shimmery Shells Shawl would make a versatile evening accessory. I love the shiny yarn she used for it.
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 have a special bag you always use to store the most recent project you’re working on, or do you have lots of projects around in plastic grocery bags?
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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