Karen's blog for textile history, textile (especially crochet) design, beading design, and rocks/fossils topics.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Avery Butterfly Needlebook Holder Anniversary Gift
Valentines' Day was my husband's and my 40th wedding anniversary. Look what he got me! An Avery Butterfly Needlepack Holder 1880s, photographed with a quarter in Northern Virginia's recent record-breaking snow:
I am a retired computer professional, pursuing a career as a beading/crochet designer and textile historian.
When I was 7, my Great Aunt Laurene taught me crochet basics. Since then I have designed my own patterns and taught crochet. I plan to share my passion for crochet here.
I have sewn/embellished historically accurate Colonial and Civil War style clothing, tents and flags. I've made costumes/props for community theatre, as well as designed/sewn wedding apparel.
I collect textile production/embellishment tools and will be posting information on textile tools/history topics.
Since 1989 I have taken numerous beadworking classes. I enjoy designing beadwork and will share my passion for all beadworking techniques here.
Lastly, I am a rockhound. So do not be suprised to see rockhound ramblings as well as explorations of ways to include these treasures in creations.
I am the crochet history columnist for the Crochet Guild of America's (CGOA) Chain Link Newsletter and I plan to write a booklet on Collectibles of the WWI and WWII Workbasket Campaigns: knitting, sewing, etc. for military, wounded, and refugees. Feedback on this topic appreciated!