About the CLF

I started the CLF as a joke on Ravelry, back in July of 2007. The joke was on me, we’re a real group, that seeks to liberate ourselves from stereo types about our craft and ourselves.

Other than being called “Fearless Leader”, I’m a designer, mother, editor, wife, hand spinner, yarn addict, incessant reader, and over all geek in the coolest of geeky ways.

Laurie Wheeler at work

Even though I’m the face woman of the Crochet Liberation Front, and yeah, I own it, it’s part of my business I am NOT the CLF. Not by any means. You, the over 6,000  (and growing so fast I’m going to regret putting that number down soon), ARE the CLF.
One voice is lonely, many are strong!
 What is the CLF?
  • A group of many who love crochet for what it is, what it can be, and the media into which it will evolve. Crochet techniques are always in development, and evolving as our world evolves. We love crochet and we are proud to let other’s know about what we do.

What does the CLF hope to achieve?

  • Respect
  • Parity in pay for our designers and authors akin to other crafts (currently that is an issue we continue to confront.)
  • Better resources and materials more readily available to the crochet market.
  • Community and companionship
  • Events and real time projects that are crochet specific that help us grow as people, people who crochet.

Crochet is one of the most common crafts in the United States, and is actually conducted in almost every country in the world! We would like to see the stereotypes tossed out of the window, and to put forth a new image so that never again will a crocheter feel the need to apologise for doing something they love.

How does the CLF accomplish these things?

  • Through email campaigns & social media
  • Our message board
  • Our Crochet @ Cama Retreat
  • Our Message Board on Ravelry. Com

It’s been amazing to see what we can accomplish together over the past three years. There’s still more to do, and we invite you to be a part of one of the most fun, pleasant, and social groups on the internet! Yeah, we really are just that nice. Seriously, we are 😀

We catch flies with honey at the CLF, and use a positive message stream to make change. Isn’t that a novel concept? Yup! It works.

So join us today, it’s free.