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The Crochet Express National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)
Tammy Hildebrand, Hot Lava Crochet
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Tammy Hildebrand with us today, March 24, as one of the featured designers on our 2016 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Tammy, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
Tammy Hildebrand is the author of Crochet Wraps Every Which Way and Crochet for Baby All Year. She has had hundreds of designs published in national magazines, various books, and for many yarn companies. She is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America, previously serving as Vice President, Mentor Coordinator, and Professional Development Chairperson. Tammy is also a nutritional coach and loves to help people look and feel their best. Please visit her at Hot Lava Crochet and Healthy Begins with You.
1. Tell us about your favorite travel destination:
I love the glamour and excitement of Las Vegas. My husband and I used to go a couple of times a year, and one of our favorite things to do was to visit little vendor carts that were set up on the sidewalks, filled with really unique fashions. Many of them were crochet, and the ones that weren’t would still offer inspiration and ideas to recreate them in crochet.
2. Tell us about a “dream” travel location that you’d like to visit one day:
That would have to be Australia. Not only would I love to visit our Australian fiber friends, but they have shared how beautiful it is. It would be wonderful to spend time with them in their own element.
3. Packing: Tell us about any crochet clothing or accessories you pack when traveling. Do you have any cool packing tips to share?
The first thing to be packed is black: black pants, black cami, black shoes. This creates the backdrop for most all of my crochet pieces, which are typically brightly colored. I love lots of contrast and the black makes the colors and stitch definition pop.
4. Tell us about any crochet projects you take with you when traveling: How many projects do you take? How do you decide which ones to take?
Since I crochet so much when I am home, I will usually only take a ball of yarn and hook just to play with when I’m traveling. I like it to be mindless and relaxing, just to play around and stitch whatever, rather than a designated design that requires me to think.
6. Do you have any stories or anything else travel-related that you’d like to share with our blog tour readers?
Savor every trip, take lots of photos, and visit those local yarn stores!
Visit Tammy’s Site: NatCroMo Specials
I am offering this cute little Wendy’s Workout Set for an 18″ doll, FREE for a limited time only. Click on over to my site to get your free download.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Amelia Broomstick Lace Long Vest, $3.99
The perfect addition to any outfit! Can be worn over a t-shirt and leggings, jeans and a shirt, or even made in cotton to be worn over a swimsuit! A wonderfully versatile Broomstick lace vest!
2. Bloomsbury Top, $5.50
Winner of the first place in fashion at the 2012 Crochet Guild of America design contest, this crochet top is made up of join-as-you-go flower motifs worked in a color-change yarn. Smaller crochet motifs fill the space between the larger blooms.
3. Rasta Rose Cardi, $5.50
A bloom bursts across the back of this doily-inspired crochet lace cardigan, winner of the fashion category at the 2011 design competition of the Crochet Guild of America.
Find Tammy Online:
Hot Lava Crochet Blog: http://hotlavacrochet.blogspot.com/
Healthy Living Begins with You: https://www.facebook.com/Healthybeginswithyou/
Ravelry Designer Page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tammy-hildebrand
KnitPicks Designer Page: http://www.knitpicks.com/cfSearch/Search.cfm?q=tammy+hildebrand
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