Tag Archives: Award Winning Crochet

This Shawl Sets our Picot Free!

It’s fall, we need inspiration. If you’re like me and haven’t really started your holiday crafting, and if you aren’t like me please don’t gloat, I thought I’d start awarding some simple and yet elegant projects that will WOW your giftees!

This gorgeous shawl was made by CLF member Espins it’s from the book “Crochet Lace: An illustrative guide to making crochet fabric” by Mary Konoir. The pattern is called Fan and Shell Shawl.  I am so in love with this circular shawl, it’s beautiful and let’s talk about that drape, shall we? Gorgeously constructed, beautiful pattern!

 I have no choice but to award the Set My Picot Free award to Espins for OUSTANDING and ELEGANT crochet! Wonderful work! May I gush further? I would so wear that any day! I’m inspired!

More Hookalicious Crochet!!

Congratulations to CelticMommy, a very active CLF member who used Julie Armstrong Holtz’s pattern to make the Hong Kong Bag found in Uncommon Crochet! CelticMommy you are the recipient of the CLF Hookalicious award for outstanding crochet! I love the notes, and the details you put on your project page!!

Love this bag!

Beautiful Crochet! Florine Empire Waist Shell

After a short hiatus, I’m back to blogging the BEST of crochet. From amigurumi to garments, household to accessories, this is how I show YOU the yarn enthusiasts of the world just how fabulous crochet is and can be!

Sharon Silverman pulls out all the stops in this gorgeous shell design!

You can find her pattern here, worked in Tunisian crochet with Louet yarns, this is a perfect example of just how finished and polished crochet can look. You can see more of Sharon’s work on her Facebook page!

Congratulations Sharon, I award you the Set My Picot Free award for stunning and outstanding crochet design!!

The CLF is proud of crochet and the people who wield the hook! Don’t forget to sign up for our Retreat , Crochet @ Cama Oct. 17-21 on Camano Island in WA. I’m reworking the web pages today, so you’ll at least want to check them out! Also, don’t forget that you can order the CLF book as a hard copy or .pdf download from the CLF Website!!

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!

2nd Annual Crochet Awards Tonight!!

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!

CLF NEWS:2010 Crochet Awards Nominees for Best Designer, Free Form

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.)

Karen Barnaby

Miroslava

Amal 

Renate Kirkpaatrick

Ellene Warren      

Margaret Hubert

Prudence Mapstone

Myra Wood

CLF NEWS: Nominees for Best Designer, Thread Projects

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!

CLF NEWS: 2010 Crochet Awards Nominees for Best Designer Children’s Wear & Accessories

So, I won’t repeat myself this time, I promise. I will say something new! The races have really heated up, there is a tie for the best pattern book (won’t say which books are tied), there is a tie in a designer category, and for best hooks by a corporation my goodness that’s a hot race! (Anyone remember last year? Remember it was separated by one vote? Keep that in mind.), oh and for most Crochet Friendly Yarn Company? Phew, that’s a tight race. So if you have strong opinons on any of those topics make your voice count, make your vote count and vote today or tomorrow or up until March 22, 2010!

One of the things I love most about the Flamie Awards is how they empower not only our designers, which of course was a part of the plan! Yet, one of the best things, is that we the crochet public (which frankly the designers belong to) are able to succinctly say what we like and want in our designs, patterns, and how we are served. Instead of railing against the machine, we are proactively awarding that of which we approve. That my friends is golden!

So without further ado or soap boxing by yours truly, lets get on to the nominees for Best Designer 2009, Children’s Wear (Accessories & Toys as well).

June Gilbank for her collection of amigurumi

Kim Guzman for her collection of children’s wear patterns for various publishers

Alla Koval for her original children’s wear  that she creates for sale

Sandy Powers for her collection of infant and children’s designs

Dee Stanziano for her collection of children’s designs

CLF NEWS:Flamie Nominees Best Designer for Men’s Wear & Accessories

Hi everyone, once again at the risk of sounding like a broken record, WOW the response has been ammmmmaaaaazzzzing!  As ever I want to remind you that any photos shown here are just a single representation of a body of work done by the designer. Please investigate them further! The whole point to the Flamie Awards is to showcase crochet in all it’s greatness, and to help promote the many fine individuals and companies in our industry.

We don’t make money from the Awards,  so if you could please see to visiting our website and checking out either our CLF First Ever Book or our store on Zazzle, even check out our retreat coming to you this October 2010!

Also, and maybe I’ll remember to fix our About Page, our membership has really grown this year! The goal for March 2010 was 5,000 we are about 10 people away from that goal! To join us is free, do so by going to our Ravelry.com group!

The nominees for Best Designer: Men’s Wear & Accessories

Carol Wolf for her sweaters, scarves and men’s accessories 

Drew Emborsky for his sweaters & accessories

Lisa Von Klaveren for her mens accessories

Tracie St. John for her mens vest & accessories

Remember to vote at http://www.surveymonkey.com/2010flamies

CLF NEWS: 2010 Crochet Award Nominees for Best Designer (Accessories)

Voting has begun with a bang! It’s so much fun to watch the voting from my end of the internet, in fact there are some very close races between brands and designers, it will be interesting to see how it all pans out! You can make your vote count by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/2010Flamies !

In the mean time enjoy some more pretty pictures of examples of designers work! Now, I will remind you that these are just one photo each are not representative of the designers entire work! So to see more go to their pages on Ravelry.com or browse the internet.

Also, if there is someone you want to see nominated next year that wasn’t this year, make sure you join the CLF and make your nominations for next year’s awards! Nominations are taken through out the year from Crochet Liberation Front members and then the voting is made open to the public. There’s no grumbling allowed, you like a design or a designer than nominate them. It doesn’t have to be anyone well known, especially since this industry is made of so many people and many talents go unsung, so go for it in the future, make your favorites known in time for the nominations!

These are the nominees for Best Designer (Accessories)

Jennifer Bensen nominated for her collection of shawls and scarves  

Eclat Du Soleil nominated for her collection of shawls

Danielle Kassner for her collection of wristlets, mittens and socks

Kristin Omdahl for her collection of wraps & shawls

Drew Emborsky for his collection of handbags & hats

Linda Permann for her collection of accessories and jewelry

Remember these awards are not paid for by yarn companies, publications or other industry insiders, the CLF foots the bill, so please stop by our website order a T-shirt or bumper sticker, get your copy of the ground breaking CLF First Ever Book or better yet, sign up for our retreat! You can do this at http://www.crochetliberationfront.com!