The 100 Women Project: Crocheting with Women Around the World

100women_vines1Hello all! My name is Amy Reader and I am the artist behind the 100 Women Project. This project invites women from around the world to participate in a collaborative crochet installation by asking them to crochet at least one wisteria vine and mail it to me. Once all the vines are collected, they will be displayed in an installation inspired by the wisteria tunnels in Japan. This installation will be shown as part of my senior thesis art exhibition in late April and early May. This project is the culmination of my four years as an art major at the University of Richmond and has come to represent more than just the end of my college education.

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Donna’s Dozen Spring Has Sprung Patterns

When I think of Easter it takes me back to a happy place when I was a child. I remember being so excited to shop for a new Easter dress and brand new white shoes, because it was okay to wear white again. I remember baskets, bunnies, egg hunts, flowers and warmer temperatures. It always seemed like everyone was just a little happier and it still makes me smile just thinking about this time of year.

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Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick's Day Chapeau

Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau

St. Patrick's Day ChapeauTop ‘o the mornin’ to ya!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and my little boy wants to be prepared! As I was reading through Donna’s Dozen: Lucky You creative ideas for St. Patrick’s Day blog, I came across the St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau pattern and questioned how could I make this for a 4 month old baby. I skimmed through the pattern and realized it uses 2 strands of Super Saver yarn for the hat. I was feeling LUCKY ;) so I tried the pattern with only 1 strand of Super Saver yarn and wadduya know…it fits my little leprechaun! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Baby St. Patrick’s Day Chapeau”

Fifteen Shades of Grey Patterns

The color grey was not picked as the “color of the year”, but I think it has surpassed all other colors in the past two years. For instance, it has a book deal, movie deal and most importantly plenty of free patterns on I wanted to bring a few together so you could enjoy the beauty of this color and the wide variety of yarns that feature this alluring color. There is something in this list for almost any adult. Whether you need an accessory, garment or something for your home, we have it here. We should embrace the color because it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Enjoy!
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