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: My grandmother taught me to crochet to teach me patience when I was about 11 years old. She never used patterns (except those in her memory); she would see something interesting, look at it closely, and figure out how to make it. I learned that from her too, but also learned that new patterns could teach me additional ways to combine stitches. Having crocheted for nearly fifty years, I have made everything from doilies to lace curtains, and from mufflers to coats and tapestries. Crocheting meant I could make gifts for loved ones that are nicer than what I could afford otherwise. Now that I am semi-retired, I have more time to devote to making little pleasures and keepsakes for others. I try to make things that are easy care, and when possible, from sustainable fiber sources. I will only make a thing if it is cuter than what one ordinarily can find. And I tend to use more rich and vibrant colors than would be expected of a…

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  • Joined August 31, 2011

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cotton, bamboo, linen and other sustainable fibers

About

: My grandmother taught me to crochet to teach me patience when I was about 11 years old. She never used patterns (except those in her memory); she would see something interesting, look at it closely, and figure out how to make it. I learned that from her too, but also learned that new patterns could teach me additional ways to combine stitches. Having crocheted for nearly fifty years, I have made everything from doilies to lace curtains, and from mufflers to coats and tapestries. Crocheting meant I could make gifts for loved ones that are nicer than what I could afford otherwise. Now that I am semi-retired, I have more time to devote to making little pleasures and keepsakes for others. I try to make things that are easy care, and when possible, from sustainable fiber sources. I will only make a thing if it is cuter than what one ordinarily can find. And I tend to use more rich and vibrant colors than would be expected of a Midwestern gal like me, even in baby and children's clothes. look around. Ask

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