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A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Want to Chat about the Tour?
Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join us in our NatCroMo Facebook group, where we’ll be sharing daily camping recipes, campfire songs about crochet, and so much more! We’d also 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!)
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Kathryn Clark, Crochet by Kathy
Crochetville is very proud to have designer Kathryn Clark with us today, March 10, as one of the featured designers on our 2017 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). If you’d like to know even more about Kathryn, check out our post from last year’s blog tour.
My husband and I live in Colorado, have been married for 37 years and have one 33-year-old son. We enjoy working together on remodeling projects and yard work, so our home is filled with our handiwork. When it comes to crochet, I work on yarn projects from time to time, but I am truly a “threadie” at heart! I love working on anything in thread, such as snowflakes, garlands, valances, doilies, table runners, shawls, tops, and skirts.
Do you crochet in public? If so, when and where?
I like to maximize my crochet time as much as possible, so I’m usually crocheting at work on my off-time.
Do you have a special place at home where you crochet? Tell us about it.
Usually, I’m sitting on the couch in the family room working on my crochet projects, with thread or yarn in various colors piled up on the table next to me. When I’m writing or revising pattern instructions, I will often be in my craft room crocheting at my computer to record the directions as I work.
Share the story of your favorite thing you’ve ever crocheted or designed.
It’s difficult to pick just one project as a favorite! I’ve always enjoyed making snowflakes, and my Snowflake Angel was one of my favorites; however, my Classic Summer Set is one I’m most proud of. This set includes a top, skirt and matching hat. I truly enjoyed creating the extra details for this set, such as the two-tone motifs along the bottom edge, the side slits and lacy neckline on the top, and the skirt that buttons in the back. I love working with thread and creating different motifs to crochet together so this set was a joy to design!
Tell us about any other fiber-related hobbies you enjoy.
I spend most of my free time crocheting, but I also love doing cross stitch. I’ve made many cross-stitched Christmas stockings and ornaments that decorate my home during the holidays. I have also duplicated several wedding invitations in cross-stitch for wedding gifts.
How do you decide what to name your patterns?
I tend to like same-letter names, possibly stemming from my days working at a preschool, such as: Fun & Fancy Flakes, Gorgeous Garlands, Joyous Jewelry, Lavender Lace, Wicker Wonder, and Winter Wonderland.
Tell us about your most popular pattern.
My most popular pattern is an accessory set called Lovely Lace Quartet. This pattern set uses the same lacy design in different configurations to create four unique projects: an infinity scarf, long scarf, shrug and triangle shawl.
Tell us about your favorite camping location.
I have to admit I’m not much of a camper, so my ideal glamping location would be relaxing on my back patio on a cool summer day, listening to the water in our waterfall and the chickadees playing in our trees. I would have an endless supply of crochet thread and time to just sit and create.
On March 1, I will be changing the main page of my website to announce National Crochet Month and the Crochetville blog tour. On March 10, I will be changing the main page of my website to announce my day on the tour and the following promotion: When you purchase my Silver Leaf Pillow Set, receive 50% off your total purchase! Use Coupon Code: SilverLeaf. Expires: 3/17/17.
I will also be posting on my Crochet by Kathy Facebook page.
If you’re not familiar with my work already, I’d like to share three of my designs with you.
1. Lacy Leaf Pillow Set, $4.00
Relax in luxury on your glamping trip with this sparkling silver leaf pillow set with silver sewing thread added as accents. The set includes the Lacy Leaf pillow (pictured) and a matching Solid Pillow. Both pillows button in back to easily insert a 14” x 14” pillow form.
2. Rainbow of Headbands, $4.00
Pull your hair back and relax on your glamping trip with one of these fun headbands. A rainbow of nine headbands is included in this pattern set. Ties are incorporated at the ends of each headband to tie in back. The headbands are easily adjusted to create your desired size.
3. Elegant Motif Shawl, $5.00
Wrap yourself in elegance with this beautiful lacy shawl! The shawl is offered in three different lengths: Short (1 row of motifs), Medium (2 rows of motifs) and Long (3 rows of motifs – pictured). This shawl was designed for my youngest sister who we recently lost to cancer. In her honor, $4.00 of each pattern sold will be donated to the MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots Program to help find a cure. Discounts do not apply to this pattern.
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