Tuesday, December 26, 2006

DC-Based Crochet Artist featured in Documentary

Happy Holidays, DC Fiber Artists,

I received an email from Brandon Bloch, a graduate student at American University who just completed a short documentary on DC-based crochet artist, Ming Yi Sung. Ming is a very imaginative and talented crochet artist. You may have heard
about her - in the summer of 2005 her "controversial" crochet work,
featuring knitted nude figures, was censored by a DC law firm.

I visited this exhibit last summer and I was impressed with Ming Yi Sung's work as well as the work of the other artists that was displayed there.

Mr. Bloch is trying to spread the word about his documentary film, so take a look and feel free to share it on your blogs and with your fiber arts enthusiast friends.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Charity Knitting/Crochet Project Deadlines Coming Up

I'm stepping away from the hustle and bustle of my Christmas preparations to share these up-coming deadlines for Charity donations:

Caps for the Capital (mail by January 2)
organization: Save the Children (International)

The Red Scarf project (end of January)
organization: Orphan Foundation (National)
Norma’s Red Scarf Blog
webpage: Orphan.org

Scarves for Food & Friends (Feb 7)
organization: Food & Friends (Local)
Webpage: Foodandfriends.org

Also, Desiree from Accord Publishing sent this along to me:

Accord Publishing and Bella Web Design, Inc. announce a new contest for the Knitting-Pattern-A-Day™ and Crochet-Pattern-A-Day Calendars™. $500.00 will be awarded per calendar to the winning designer(s). Patterns will be judged for originality and creativity . . . so submit all of your original designs and be a WINNER! All submissions will be considered and are eligible for use in the calendars.

We will also be offering prizes for 2nd place: $250 and 3rd place: $100

So enter as many patterns as you can to increase your chances of winning!

More details can be found at: www.knittingpatternaday.com

Have a Joyful, Peaceful and Enjoyable Holiday season! (for whatever holiday you and yours celebrate)