Tag Archives: 2010 Flamies

The Complete List of Winners: The Flamies

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!

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2010 Crochet Awards: The perks of being Fearless Leader

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!

CLF NEWS: Crochet Award Nominees for Best Indi Crochet Hooks

As promised the blogging about Crochet Award nominees continues! With once again a reminder to tune into Getting Loopy with Mary Beth Temple on April 19th, 2010 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern! You can find out who the winners are then, with special guests and hilarious (promise) commentary!!

Today we’ll feature the nominees for Best Crochet Hooks made by an individual. Indie hooks offer us some of the most unique hooking tools! All of these are wonderful hook makers and have done so much to make beautiful and useful objects to brighten our crochet days! Please check out their websites and wonderful hooks, all of these are beautifully made, and wonderful tools. I actually own hooks from most of these makers, and I love them all!

Turn of the Century Hooks: Fine hand turned hooks in a variety of wood, and styles.

Brain’s Barn:  featuring Custom Handcrafted Wood Crochet Hooks and other Wooden Needlework Items created from a variety of domestic & exotic hardwoods.

Jenkins Woodworking: All Fiber Art tools are made by Ed’s hands in his home shop without the use of computerized machine or sophisticated tools.

Ernst Glass : Our glass crochet hooks are individually handcrafted by Sheila & Michael using the flameworking technique. They come in a hard shell gray or black case for safe and easy storage. (With a no questions asked lifetime waranty.)

Jimbo’s Hooks : Hand turned hooks for sale by auction on Jim’s blog.

 Also please don’t forget to register for the 2010 CLF Retreat “Crochet @ Cama” more details on the CLF Website!

CLF NEWS: 2010 Crochet Awards Nominees for Best Crochet Designer: Home Decor

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…

Treva McCain

Marty Miller

Karen Ratto Whooley

Regina Rious Gonzalez

CLF NEWS: Crochet Awards Nominees 2010: Best Designer Women’s Fashion

Wow! Voting has gotten off to a great start! It’s soo much fun to watch the ties, and the steady races. So many of the contenders are sooo close it’s amazing. As with last year, every vote counts, so please cast yours, it could be the deciding tally!

Now as promised we’re going to feature photos on the blog of designs made by the nominees or the designs themselves (as with the first blog post of this nature) so you can make an educated decision in your voting!

Before you pour through the pictures, remember this award goes to the body of that designers work, not merely to the photos on this blog. I don’t have the room, nor do I have the time to put up the entirety of last years fibery goodness that came out of the wonderfully creative heads and hands of these designers! Please look them up on Ravelry and else where on the web before voting. If I could award them all, I would!

So here are some designs by the nominees in the category for Best Designer Women’s Fashion:

Kim Guzman’s Luna Sweater (also nominated for best Crochet Design 2009) featured in Interweave Magazine 

Lisa Gentry’s Wrap Sweater from Leisure Arts

 Julia Vaconsin’s Samira Sweater featured in Inside Crochet (UK),

also nominated for best crochet design 2010.

 Angela Best’s “Red Hot” from “New Ides for Today’s Crochet”

 Margaret Wilson’s Camelia Jacket

 Tammy Hildebrand’s Mocha Stripes

 Robyn Chachula’s Frosted Waves from Crochet Today Magazine.

The Crochet Liberation Front is the proud sponsor the annual Crochet Awards: Aka the Flamies! (Beause of our Flaming Hook of Justice), visit our website to download our ground breaking book or register for our historic retreat coming this Fall!  Join us on Ravelry.com under groups!