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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!

Minuet a beautiful summer project!

CLF Member Vashtirama (aka Vashti Braha) does it again with this gorgeous design! Now, granted there’s no pattern yet, because as per her ravelry.com page, Vashti  was experimenting and fell in love with the stitch pattern. The resulting garment is GORGEOUS. I can’t wait to see what else happens from this “experiement”!

She offers us several views of said garment

                                                                   

I think this is just beautiful and inventive!  I could see this piece working out gorgeously in a linen (I see you weren’t happy with the yarn you used for this project Vashti, oh yes I did indeed read your project notes, linen might work out great though!)

Vashti I duly award thee my Hookalicious award for beautiful and inventive crochet! Great summer inspiration!

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!

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: 2010 Crochet Awards Nominees for Best New Designer

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)

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