Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crochet Matriarch

I'm very sad to report the recent passing of one of crochet's matriarch's, Jean Leinhauser. Although I did not know her personally, I knew of her reputation as a great crochet designer and editor. I own many of her books and leaflets, and in fact, I even learned how to crochet from one of her leaflets back in 1982. 

Jean founded Leisure Arts publishing company, the American School of Needlework, was editor and publisher of Crochet! magazine, and wrote the internet newsletter, Talking Crochet! She served as the co-chairman of the Standards Committee of the Craft Yarn Council of America, and she was co-owner of Crochet Partners and Creative Partners. 

Here is a link to her many books.  Take a look and maybe you'll find one you just have to have. Maybe you'll see one or two that you already have. :) Jean Leinhauser books are a staple for any crochet library.

Here is a link to an interview with Jean. Please take the time to read through it, as it is very interesting.

In honor of Jean, why don't you crochet one of her designs? I think she would like that. :)