Ok, I know I KNOW you were clamoring for the list, and the winners are CLAMORING for their awards. Tuesday was a really long day and well…YAY the list is here now!
I decided to make an Annual Crochet Award section on the CLF Website, so please go HERE to find the complete list of winners. I will have a list made for last year too, and in future you can check on the Crochet Liberation Front Website for lists of nominees and winners as we move this award into a more “real” state.
I have to apologize, once again a light hearted jaunt has turned into something apparently quite real and recognized. I’m often the last to figure that out, but luckily good friends are happy to remind me to get my act together and take it seriously!
Winners I will be contacting you with the link to your graphics for your websites etc tomorrow!
Once again a huge thank you to Mary Beth Temple of Getting Loopy, Darlisa Riggs of Crochet Uncut, all of the listeners and lastly but certainly not least, the winners of the awards for showing up full of enthusiasm and grace. It was a wonderful show, and if you didn’t get a chance to tune in you can download the episode from the Getting Loopy site or iTunes!
The day has come! The Flamies are here! The Flamies are here! I can now unveil the award and what it looks like!! I’m sooooo excited!
Huge thanks to the talented Darlisa Riggs for her graphic arts contribution!
Tune into the Getting Loopy Podcast with Mary Beth Temple, our beloved Josh McKiernan (who knows what antics he’ll help provide on the show) and myself Laurie Wheeler as we award the crochet public’s favorites for design, patterns, books, hooks, yarn and more! Don’t miss out, and you’ll find out who I’ve awarded the Fearless Leader Award and who won the Flaming Hook of Justice award!!
So don’t forget, TONIGHT at 9-11 Eastern/6-9pm Pacific the 2010 Crochet Awards are LIVE on Getting Loopy!!
Huge thanks to Darlisa Riggs of Crochet Uncut for her most beautiful 3-D design work on the Flamie Award this year! It’s gorgeous!
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I’m getting so excited; The Flamies are coming! The Flamies are coming! It’s funny some people have interpreted Flamies to mean we’re putting down crochet, and have missed out on the fact that the standard of the CLF for all members to bear, is the Flaming Hook of Justice! The awards are named after our beloved Flaming Hook.
One of the best perks of being FL is the fact that I get to know who won in advance, AND I get to see the wonderful award graphics as they are being made by 3-D graphic artist Darlisa Riggs (publisher and editor of Crochet Uncut). OMG they are so awesome this year, a completely different design to last year, and if I could afford to have the trophies made for real I so would! Beautiful rendering by a very very talented woman, I can not wait until they get unveiled! Darlisa has requested we keep it hush hush until she gives the nod, so this is all I can say right now. What I will say though, is the winners should just be thrilled to have them, beause they are gorgeous!
Thank you Darlisa! Check out Darlisa’s work, her art website is linked in the top right hand corner of the blog! Please honor her talents by checking out her detailed and creative work!
Don’t forget to tune into to Getting Loopy for the 2010 Crochet Awards: The Flamies. Monday, April 19 6pm pacific/9 Eastern!
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But, not adieu! March has come and gone oh so quickly! (Inter)Natcromo has been a wild and wooly time on the CLF message board, on Ravelry for the Crochet Party, and the tweets have been fabulous! (You can follow the CLF on Twitter, CrochetLibFront )
I know many of us were inspired to crochet more, or expand our crochet skills. I found myself crocheting at break neck speed, I’ve done three blankets, some unique squares for the local LYS, and a baby hat, currently I am having an adventure with plarn. Yes, plarn. I’m making easter baskets out of the billions of shopping bags I have at home, that I am so sick of stuffing into drawers, even when I remember to reuse them as shopping bags they multiply. I’ve invented a fun little design to make my very eco-conscious teens some pretty cool baskets out of this plarn, and that is my contribution to Natcromo.
I’ll feature the free form stylings that the partiers on Ravelry.com have been hard at hooking through out the month of March. If you missed out on the party, never fear they have the instructions for the Free Form Game up for posterity, give it a try!! It’s so much fun.
The Flamies went exceedingly well, with 30% more voting than last year! Amazing, thousands of votes!! Thank you for participating, and thanks to the nominees for their gracious participation! I look forward to announcing the winners on Getting Loopy on April 19th, 2010!
What did you do for Natcromo? Did you learn a new crochet skill? Did you crank out the gifts? Are you ready for Christmas already? Never mind, don’t answer that, I don’t know that I’m quite ready to hear from folks that organized!
Yeah, isn’t that a tease, cause I won’t say who won, not just yet…but the results are in! Voting ended last night at 11:59pm Pacific as planned. Winners will be announced on Getting Loopy, Monday April 19th!
If you are a winner you will be hearing from me this week, to all of the nominees I congratulate you on being nominated by your peers in crochet, and know that too, is a winning vote!
Now, I promise to continue blogging about the various categories that I couldn’t get to before the vote, and I shall. I do want you to know that frankly the blog posts influenced the voting very little. I also want to tell you that next years process is going to be different. I will be forming a nominating committee and we will take suggestions from the CLF, but I figure two or three people to work with me, will help make the process a little more well rounded and fleshed out 😉
Thanks to all who participated in the process!
Nominees for Best Podcast:
The Yarnthing Podcast
The Crochet Side
All of these are fine podcasts, and even though Mary Beth Temple is our Flamies host, I can tell you I personally enjoyed all THREE of these. Though sadly The Crochet Side has been put to bed.
Well, if you haven’t voted you have until 11:59pm Pacific tonight to do so! We have had a huge turn out in voting with more than a 30% increase in total votes over last year! Thank you so much!
I would like to put a huge thank you to Knit and Crochet Now (On PBS Television throughout the Country) for featuring the CLF and the Flamies in their latest news letter!
It’s been a fun race to watch and there some still very very tight races, every vote counts so if you haven’t voted, please do before the deadline tonight!
Without further ado the nominees for Best Designer: Home Decor are…
Karen Ratto Whooley
Regina Rious Gonzalez
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Hey there CLFers and Crochetiers! Don’t forget that voting ends on March 22, this coming Monday! Then mark your calendars to find out who the winners are on the Getting Loopy Podcast with Mary Beth Temple on Monday April 19, 2010. The show will be live and crazy, and we will make every effort to avoid technical difficulties, but no promises! (And for you Loopyites, yes there really is the “Evil British Lady” talking into your ear when you are a guest on that show, it’s not just a figment of MBT’s imagination!)
Best New Designer is my favorite category! Many of these people have crocheted for a long time, but have only recently started selling their designs. Others are young and tenancious getting out there early in life! So cool to have nominations in a variety of areas, from fashion and accessories to amigurumi! Way to go CLF for remembering that our craft is vast with potential! So, let’s just have a huge virtual round of applause for starting your publishing career to these folks! It’s not easy to write good patterns, and I think we should all be more appreciative of those who do!
Karen Drouin Aphrodite Shawl for Caron International Yarns
Kimberly McAlindin Moss Fern Wrap featured in Interweave Crochet Fall 2009
Melissa Horozewski Drop StitchDrama from Stitch Scene
Chelsey Norquay Pretender from Inside Crochet, Issue 1 April/May 2009
Dawn Toussaint Scarecrow bear from dawntoussaint.com
Vickie Lewis Dodo from Birds and the Bees (Etsy Shop)
Yay, what ever little code gremlin was interfering with my Ravelry usage has been fixed! Crochet be praised! Now we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming of showing off the work of the nominees. Now, I knew I couldn’t get through all of the categories before the voting ends on Monday, March 22; however that will not stop me from posting information about the various categories.
And I have a thought for next year, I will have two new categories, so please remind me, or I’ll remember to just put them in the Nominations group ahead of time. I’m going to split pattern books into “Compilations” and “By an individual” because really they are different animals entirely. I am also going to have a category for the best non-pattern based design…I haven’t come up with the name, but as you all know many of us who crochet DO NOT USE patterns, and it’s not all free forming, some of us just go “Commando” in our crochet and do without patterns. I think those people should be applauded too…so, that’s for the 2011 Awards 🙂
Also, another quick note, any one may suggest nominations for next year, but I think I will be creating a nominating committee as well, because frankly we could have had a LOT more participation in the nominations (some people were very diligent however!), so once the committee is formed I will post about it here on the blog and you can suggest your nominations to the committee as well as on Ravelry.com. I think it will make the whole thing a lot more stream lined and I won’t have to scramble so hard next year. After all, I may have a day job then, and I will need a lot more help?
Day job? What is this about a day job? LOL That’s another blog post my friends, and well I have to get an interview first, so on with the Flamies’ show!
The nominees for Best Designer: Free Form are: (Please note these photos are merely a single representation of the designer’s work.)
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My friends, crocheters, what a weekend, keep the votes rolling in! There are some pretty hot races, and they just keep getting hotter! I also want to give a huge thank you to Mary Beth Temple for being our Flamies Hostess with the Mostess! Her podcast, Getting Loopy is our Flamie Home! Thank you Mary Beth for offering us your show, we’ll see how wild and wooly we can make it this year! You can catch Getting Loopy every Monday 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern. And to ensure fair play, we’ll be doing a little blog post on our Nominees for best podcast…so if you have your favorites go vote!
Without further ado the nominees for Best Designer, Thread Projects are…
Ferosa Harold for her threadwork
Kathryn White for her threadwork
Patricia Kristoffersen for thread work
Edith Molina for her thread work bears
Don’t forget to check out the Official Crochet Liberation Website!