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!