Today is Day 31 of Crochetville’s A Tour through Crochet Country, and and the featured bloggers are Karen C K Ballard and Gwen Blakely-Kinsler.
Karen is a crochet designer who loves to crochet jewelry, 3D and freeform designs, and historic patterns. She is a CGOA professional who designs and writes. Karen also is a junior reviewer of CGOA Masters program candidates’ portfolios. Her NC Necklace won 1st place in the 2012 CGOA Design Contest in the Small Wonders category. Would you like to win a collection of vintage antique tools? Friend Karen on Facebook with the message “NatCroMo” by April 14, and she will enter you to win this prize.
Gwen is the founder, former President, and Lifetime Member of the Crochet Guild of America. She currently serves as the Editor of Annie’s “Talking Crochet” newsletter. In anticipation of the CGOA’s 20th anniversary in 2014, Gwen wrote A Narrative History of CGOA, which explains how everything all began with her writing a letter. Her newest book, The Fine Art of Crochet – Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Artists, is scheduled for release in June 2013.
This is the final day of the Tour. I have enjoyed visiting all these blogs and being introduced to new crocheters, and I hope the tour momentum continues to grow.
Previous Blog Tours
Please take a moment to visit the blogs of these previous designers and show them some NatCroMo love!
Did you miss the This Is Crochet blog tour stop on March 18? Don’t forget to leave a comment to qualify for the Knook giveaway.