Tuesday, March 15, 2016

National Crochet Month at Crochetville

by Yuliya Tkacheva
(MsWeaver on Ravelry)

March is the National (International?) Crochet Month and Crochetville is again running their annual NatCroMo Blog Tour. If you haven't yet done so, join their virtual train visiting crochet designers, yarn companies and stores from around the world!

I am honored to be part of this event this year and you can read my interview on their website tomorrow, 16 March.


There are so many wonderful designers being interviewed as part of this blog tour. Share something exciting you learned about your favourite designer/designers in the comments to this post and you can win a gift pattern from either my or Lena's portfolio. On 23 March (2016) I will randomly draw a winner from all of the comments, so please make sure to check back to claim your prize! (This draw is now closed.)

Happy crocheting!

UPDATE

1 - GreenSphereStudio, 2 - jackie-tn, 3 - Astrid, 4 - needlekrafter, 5 - charu, 6 - Nadia, 7- Adeline Darlington-Bernard, 8 - Leslie Mansfield, 9 - I-hook, 10 - jessie2247, 11 - girliefriend, 12 - Marsha Lavoie, 13 - Mona Whitten, 14 - Heather R, 15 - sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes, 16 - Grammy H., 17- Ann G, 18 - Liz Ray, 19 - Anonymous (Ravelry ID: bpeterzak5), 20 - Marie Drewitt, 21- sherry craig, 22 - Carmen N, 23 - Lynlee Weber, 24 - Shauna C, 25 - Ana Luisa, 26 -Cindi120, 27 - madhooker - 

Thank you all so much for sharing and all your wonderful compliments! It has been such a great event and your support means a lot to all of us.

The winner of this giftaway is ...


Shauna C!

Shauna, please pick your gift pattern!

31 comments:

  1. It was interesting to read that Natasha Robarge also has a travel kit. I love to keep crafting on the road as well! And I loved Lori Carlson's story about how the word SHRONE turned out to be a real place! Looking forward to when they post your interview!

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  2. I have loved reading all about the designers on the Crochet Express! So very interesting. Crochetville has really put the work in to accomplish this train!

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  3. Hurray, your interview on Crochetville is up. Lovely to read it. You speak so wonderful about your home city. And yes, a trip to your crochet buddy Lenas area would be great

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  4. Thank you for sharing about yourself for NATCROMO. I appreciate your kind offer for possibly winning one of your beautiful patterns.

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  5. Yuliya, it was interesting to learn that you have a successful business partnership with a person you have never met in person (Lena)

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  6. I love reading what designers bring as projects when they travel. My favourite advice though (I forget who gave it, it was at the very beginning) was that if you're flying with crochet or knitting projects in your bag, start the project before you leave, it makes security more at ease. This blog tour is lots of fun and there are so many amazing crochet designers out there!

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  7. Brilliant interview. :-) I haven't learnt anything new, really, but I love the fact that you are fearless and what to spread your love of crochet as far as possible! :-) Thank you so much for your designs. They are fantastic! :-)

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  8. I found it very interesting that you have a partnership with Lena and your wish travel destination is to go meet her.

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  9. It's hard to learn new stuff from you, Yuliya - having *known* you for so many years now. But of course the pleasure is always mine to read about you. And that you would love to meet up with Lena comes as no surprise. I still dream of getting to London to meet you someday.

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  10. It was funny to learn that Ann Mancini-Williams once used one of her hats as a bag when the plastic grocery store one broke!
    --Jess D i_love_books at aol dot com

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  11. I've loved learning about many new to me designers. Thanks!

    girliefriend on rav

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  14. I am inspired by all the talented designers and amazed to learn that some of them have only been crocheting for less than 5 years. This gives me hope that I can draw on my many years of crocheting and ideas for designs to actually write patterns that other crocheters may enjoy.

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  15. Besides seeing all the gorgeous designs, it's interesting to see where the designers are from and how they fit crochet into their life. Love the Liza Pullover!

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  16. I think I'm more surprised by how many new designers I'm finding out about.

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  17. Thank you for inviting the "train passengers" to join in on your giveaway!! I have been introduced to many designers I had not heard of before. This has been a great ride :)

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  18. I've really enjoyed putting names and stories together with patterns, as well as learning of designers I'd never heard of before, while following the Crochet Express blog tour. I was sad to learn in Anastacia Zittel's post that she, like me, lives with multiple painful chronic illnesses, but it also helps me see her patterns in a different light.

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  19. Hi Yuliya,

    I have admired your beautiful shawls for a while now. Your Liza pullover design is gorgeous, too! I was fascinated to learn a bit about your background, and I am so pleased that you enjoy the energy, culture, and inspiration that London has to offer. How wonderful that you developed a collaboration with Lena without ever meeting in person! I hope you can visit her in Montenegro soon! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  20. Yuliya! I loved hearing your description of yourself as a "fearless crochet explorer". It truly encompasses the vision of your pieces, the connection you have made with Lena, and the energy you have for the art! Darlene P. Ravelry ID: bpeterzak5

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  21. This is my first time following the blog tour. One of my favorite designers has used a bat as a grocery bb when it broke. I am enjoying finding out what designers take with them on trips.

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  22. Love reading about you on the blog tour --I almost misssed it the way I do mondays......lol

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  23. Many of the designers featured I knew at least by name, but it has been interesting to learn more about them and find new-to-me designers.

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  24. Lovely interview. I look forward to following the train for the rest of the month!

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  25. My very favorite thing about this yearly blog hop is being introduced to new and fabulous designers like you. Last year, I found one of my current favorite designers and that will likely happen again. Thanks for taking the time to participate!

    Cheers,
    Shauna

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    1. You are the winner, Shauna! Please choose your gift pattern!

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  26. So many of your designs are appealing, and learning both slip stitch and tunisian stitch are worth it!

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  27. Love your designs. I have seen other designers that I didn't know about before

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  28. I love your designs and how you make crochet very modern and hip! Such a talented designer!

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  29. I love your designs and how you make crochet very modern and hip! Such a talented designer!

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