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Vintage Crochet 
Book launches 1 April.
Vintage Crochet builds on the success of Vintage Knits (2022) and features vintage patterns from Australian publications such as the Australian Women's Weekly and the Australian Woman's Mirror. The book presents a curated selection of patterns from these publications from as early as 1888, tried and tested to suit the needs of the modern day crocheter.

The book contains instructions for a variety of vintage garments, accessories, toys and homewares, including a flapper unisex waistcoat from 1928, a shopping bag from 1950 and a granny-square playsuit from 1970. Each pattern will be accompanied by illustrations from the original publication and modern photographs of the newly crochet piece.

The occasional text boxes trace social, cultural and historical threads connected to crochet such as the history of the 'granny square', finger crocheting, significant Australian patternmakers and more. Tapping into the trend for everything vintage, as well as the 'handmade revolution' and resurgence of crochet, this book will bring style and joy to any modern crocheter. It's going to be perfect as a Mother's Day gift, but also attractive to the younger crowd of crocheters.

Workshops are presented in partnership with NLA Publishing to celebrate the release of Vintage Crochet.
Join us for a hands-on crochet crafting session as we e
xplore vintage designs and techniques. Whether you're a crochet beginner or an expert, there's something for everyone to learn and enjoy in these interactive workshops. 

As an experienced member of the Crochet Guild of Australia, I will help facilitate two of their workshops to celebrate the National Library's Vintage Crochet book release.

If you'd like to join up I will be assisting the workshop on Tuesday 9th April alongside Melody Lord (Editor of Vintage Knits and Crochet Crochet).
As w
ell as Lead Facilitator for the Saturday 13th Workshop.

Check out the website for booking details.
Vintage Crochet Workshop
The National Library

Tuesday - 9th April
10am - 1pm
Vintage Crochet Workshop
The National Library

Saturday - 13th April
10am - 1pm
Australian Yarn Show
Rydges Hotel Canberra

Forest ACT - March 23rd- 24th
River Yarn Fibre Festival
Carcor School of Arts

Carcoar NSW - April 6th- 7th
Fibre Frolic Festival 
Windbourne (Edmond Rice Centre)

Mulgoa Rd, Mulgo NSW - May 5th
Wool Expo
Old Bus Depot Markets

Kingston ACT - May 18th- 19th
Australian Sheep and Wool Show
Prince of Wales Showground

Bendigo VIC - July 19th- 21st
FibreFest- Knitters Guild NSW
Wyong Race Club & Function Centre

Wyong NSW - Oct 13th


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Homespun Crochet Beginners and Beyond Issue 3
Released June 2022

Sun hat

Made with Sasawashi Flat bamboo paper

Available on our Wedsite June 2023
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Homespun Crochet Beginners and Beyond Issue 2
Released January 2022

Wave bag

Made with Sasawashi Flat bamboo paper
Now Available on our Website
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Homespun Crochet Beginners and Beyond Issue 1
Released June 2021

Summer bag

Magazine available online only.
Pattern now available in online store:
thislushcorner - Summer-bag-crochet-pattern
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