BEGINNER CROCHET - Fledgling Free Beginner Crocheting Website Offers Wealth Of Patterns, Instructions For Novice And Pro Alike
Sacramento, CA, April 11, 2008 – The not-so-ancient art of crocheting, after surviving a dip in popularity during the late-20th century, has experienced a remarkable resurgence in devotees in the past few years. And it’s not just for grandma anymore.
“The groundswell of interest in crocheting has been amazing, and it has fostered a great demand for new patterns and ideas,” according to Jennifer Walter, a California crochet teacher who has been practicing the art for over 40 years. Ms. Walter has founded the website http://www.beginnercrocheting.com to provide beginners with instruction and support, and experts with a wide variety of new patterns and creative ideas.
Amazingly popular throughout all continents, crochet has become a pastime for both the old and young, cutting across all age, gender and cultural lines. Yes, retirees, both male and female, with a great deal of time on their hands enjoy perfecting the craft, but so do younger guys and gals, who find the time to fit crochet into their busy lifestyles.
Research shows that the word “crochet” derives from the Middle French croc, or croche, which means “hook.” Most agree that the technique started in China or the Middle East, but there is little evidence to suggest that crocheting was used at all widely until the 19th century in Europe. It evidently became exposed to large numbers of people as the industrial revolution made access to yarn readily affordable to the masses.
The website put together by Ms. Walter is extensive, to say the least. “There are so many patterns available, and so many different styles of crocheting, that any attempt to pull all this information together in one place is a huge undertaking,” says Ms. Walter, “but I’m confident that I’ve done an excellent job with it.”
Beginning with introductory lessons for the novice, including basic patterns and designs, Ms. Walter extols the virtues of crocheting. “Fashion changes faster than people change their clothes – but crochet is a technique that allows you to change with the times. I don’t care if ponchos are in fashion, or vests – whatever it is you can make use of your crocheting skills.”
The site is also crammed with tutorials on various advanced crocheting styles, such as Amigurumi, Tunisan, Balaclava, Teapot and Double Hook. “Crochet needs well-taught skills and an imaginative mind,” advises Ms. Walter. “Proper guidelines and clear, basic instruction is something upon which I pride myself.”
http://www.beginnercrocheting.com was founded in 2008 by Jennifer Walter of Sacramento, CA. as a resource for both novice and expert crochet aficionados. A labor of both love and experience, Ms. Walter brings, through her website, 40 years of practice and study to the internet community.
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For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Ms. Walter, contact her directly at http://www.beginnercrocheting.com
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