A-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour
Welcome to Crochetville’s fifth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2017. Join us for a month of virtual glamping (aka glamorous camping), as we visit crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, as well as offer some fun giveaways.
Today’s Posts: Brenda Stratton | Sara Leighton | Daily Giveaway
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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March 26 Daily Giveaway
Special thanks to Karen C.K. Ballard of Threadwinder for sponsoring the March 26 Daily Giveaway for our 2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour. Karen has generously donated a prize of the following vintage crochet publications: Three Star Needlework Journals dated 1917 and 1925 (estimated value at least $21). (Although in fairly good condition – some may have loose covers or minor tears – these magazines may have an old-book smell.)
Scroll down to the giveaway box below to see the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions.
Karen C.K. Ballard is a textile writer and artist, focusing on crochet and beadwork. With her extensive knowledge of textile history, tools, and lore, she has written articles for several magazines and a regular column for the CGOA Chain Link newsletter. She is also a rock-hound, which you can see incorporated into her crochet art piece, NC Necklace. Karen will be one of our featured crochet designers on March 31, the last day of the NatCromo Blog Tour 2017, so stop by Crochetville then to learn more about Karen and what she is doing to celebrate National Crochet Month.
Karen is generously sponsoring a total of six giveaways! Dates are: #1 March 16, #2 March 19, #3 March 25, #4 March 26, #5 March 30, #6 March 31. Thank you, Karen!
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29 thoughts on “2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 26: Daily Giveaway”
I just love history. I’m a genealogist. When I look at vintage crochet books and magazines I imagine my ancestors using them and creating beautiful pieces of art.
I like how unique the patterns are. It’s almost like going to an old world
I love that so many vintage patterns have intricate and elegant designs.
I too love the smell of old publications, but also finding forgotten projects and adding a current update idea when making them! Thank you, Susan
They remind me of my Nana crocheting doilies when I was a child. Wonderful memories!
I love using old patterns because I both love the vintage look and I like the continuity of creating items that other crafters before me have made. It’s the same reason I like spinning as it makes me feel connected to fiber artists through the years.
I love old patterns because I’m fascinated by the history of crocheting, and many of the patterns are gorgeous.
I think the older books remind me of my grandmother. I bought a patterns book at Half-Price Books a couple of years ago which contains a pattern like the one Grandmom used to make my mother a tablecloth.
A lot of the older pattern sources have more interesting designs– a certain level of competence in technique was assumed by the publishers, so for the most part boring, super-easy patterns are not included in the magazine/pamphlet.
What I like about vintage patterns is that they tend to be intricate designs. I have a number of vintage books and they all seem to have timeless designs.
I love the historical aspect and knowing that I replicate what others did in the past.
I love vintage patterns for their elegance, memories of times gone by, and the treasuries of knowledge they contain.
When I see vintage crochet books they remind me of my mother and grandmother. I was lucky enough to inherit my mother and grandmothers crochet books. This inspired me to starting collecting vintage crochet books.
Vintage patterns have a comfort to them that they are tried and true
WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR THE PATTERNS. THANKS THE OPPORTUNITY.
I love looking at the beautiful old patterns and the old photos. I also enjoy looking at the old fashions and advertisements
I like the patterns that are in vintage or antique crochet publications, some times there are things in them that you don’t see today.
I love old publications because they remind me of my grandmothers, who taught me knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Plus, I’m a contemporary of many of them!
Love Karen Ballard’s hat in her profile picture.
I love the old book smell lol
I think it is the rarity of these old publications that draws me to them. I feel like I have a treasure in my hands when I come across and wonder about the person who owned it. I like all things vintage
I love antique books. Especially crochet. I’ve been searching for classic patterns since I started crochet
I love looking at the advertisements from days of old and see what they were selling and seeing the prices.
While I have a hard time following older pattern writing style, I love the ridiculous ads in vintage magazines.
I love seeing patterns that my mom or my grandmom made that you cant find easily on the internet.
There’s just something comforting about old patterns, although sometimes they’re a bit harder to decipher.
I just love looking at the old photos and crocheting techniques.
Estimated value priceless! Old book smell is wonderful to me because they mean treasures waiting to be rediscovered.
I love seeing the patterns that interested people many years ago–and sometimes just trying to figure out the purposes of some of the items. 😉
Really old needle work journals lol.