The 2014 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month continues today with a visit to crochet designer Andee Graves of Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts.
The owner of Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts, Andee Graves is a crochet designer, writer, teacher and artist. Andee was a licensed massage therapist and retired in 2010 to devote more time to her design and writing activities. She combines a life-long passion for crocheting, sewing, and crafting with a strong interest in mathematics. Andee also teaches and writes about crochet techniques, designing, and healthy crafting practices for her blog and other publications.
She finds crochet to be an exciting and diverse fiberart for exploring both sculptural and wearable designs and is endlessly intrigued by the “magic” of creating fabric or an object from nothing but hook and string.
Andee lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and two sons and believes that Chocolate should be considered a major food group.
National Crochet Month Plans
Andee will be at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe from 12p – 1:30p with her local CGOA Chapter showing folks how to get started crocheting. She will be demonstrating how to make quick fun little beaded bracelets that students can make and take away with them. Beaded crocheted chains are a fun easy project that give beginners the chance to make something beautiful with minimal crochet skills.
Since most of our Designer Blog Tour readers won’t be able to visit the Longmont Yarn Shoppe, Andee has a very nice tutorial for you on her blog post today.
Keep up with Andee online:
Ravelry designer page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/andee-graves
Ravelry pattern store: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/m2h-designs
Andee is a professional member of CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), and she has this to share about her CGOA experience:
My favorite aspect of being a CGOA member is meeting other crocheters that share my love of crochet and playing with yarn. I especially enjoy attending the conferences and getting to spend time with friends as well as making new friends. Every conference I attend I leave feeling inspired and re-excited about crochet and the myriad creative possibilities using hook and yarn.
We’d like to highlight two of Andee’s designs, just to give you a sneak peek at her work.
Tumbling Leaves Scarf: A flowing faux motif pattern worked in bulky yarn with graduated color changes stitches up quickly into this fun project. The scarf can also be worked shorter with a large button to create a neck cozy if desired. Available for $2.99.
Luv Bug: Andee was inspired to create this design by her children, who she calls her Luv Bugs. This is a fun quick project to make for your friends or favorite child. Each bug only takes a few yards of yarn so is ideal for using up leftovers from larger projects. A Luv Bug can be made in any size yarn (with an appropriate sized hook) to change the size of the bug. Available for $2.99
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