As the largest and most popular crochet forum online, Crochetville attracts the attention of the everyday crocheter as well as industry professionals, authors, and editors. Here's the buzz about Crochetville from magazines, books, television, and other media.
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Crochetville in Newspapers
- "This will be the last Crafty Living column. After a three-year run, I’m giving up writing a twice-monthly column on crafting. Since it’s my last column, I think it’s fitting that I return to my roots: crochet. I conducted an email interview with Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka who run Crochetville (www.crochetville.org) and the Crochetville blog (www.crochetville.com). It was at Crochetville that I really came into my own as a crocheter and began exploring different techniques in crocheting."
- Joyce McCartney, "Crocheters gather at online community," journalgazette.net. The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN), 12/20/2012. Web.
Crochetville in Magazines
- "We love Crochetville, and I had the honor to interview Amy Shelton, co-owner of the organization and current CGOA President."
- LaTonya Malinconico, "Crochetville," Crochet Savvy (Winter 2012, Vol. I Issue 4, pages 13-18).
- "In fact, crocheting has a number of its own online communities, including Crochet Me (www.crochetme.com) and Crochetville (www.crochetville.org) . . . . Crochetville has a thriving community that posts to its message boards on wide-ranging topics, conducts online crocheting classes, and contributes to free pattern boards. Run by Amy Shelton, current Crochet Guild of America president, and Donna Hulka, it has some serious crocheters overlooking the site."
- Erin Slonaker, "Hooking Up on the Web," VOGUEKnitting Crochet (2012 Special Collector's Issue, page 18).
- In a sidebar to the article, Crochetville was listed by Rhonda Davis, of ThisIsCrochet.com, as one of five websites with free patterns that are worth visiting. The other sites listed were CrochetPatternCentral.com, Berroco.com, NaturallyCaron.com, and Ravelry.com.
- Lisa Maxbauer, "Crocheting Turned My Hurt Hands into Healing Ones," First for Women (December 7, 2009, page 89).
- From over 140 pages of crochet groups on Ravelry, Crochetville's Ravelry group was included in a list of the 10 more lively groups to watch. This list appeared as a sidebar to an article encouraging local yarn shops to commit to meeting the needs of crocheters.
- Dora Ohrenstein, "Crochet Counselors: Need Some More Ways to Commit to Crochet?" Yarn Market News (March 2009, page 24).
- In a list of tips for becoming a truly crochet-friendly yarn shop, Crochetville is one of two web sites suggested for yarn shop owners to "stay up-to-date on what crocheters are making." The list is a sidebar companion piece to two articles about the rise of crochet, if and how it can truly peak, and how the yarn industry can woo crocheters to make purchases.
- "Increase Your Crochet Cred: Don’t Just Say You’re Crochet-Friendly, Be Crochet-Friendly," Yarn Market News (October 2008, page 45).
- Crochetville co-owner Amy Shelton was one of "twenty A-list crocheters" interviewed about their favorite crochet hooks by needlework maven Rita Weiss.
- Rita Weiss, "An Eye on the Hooks: Twenty A-list Crocheters Give an Insider’s Look at Their Favorite Looping Tools," Yarn Market News (January 2008, page 73).
- Crochetville is listed among other online resources (primarily blogs) along with a brief description of some of our forum topics.
- "Blog Bling," Better Homes and Gardens Simply Creative Crochet (2006 edition, page 11).
Yarn Market News is a trade magazine for professionals in fiber-related businesses. In an article about promoting business through word-of-mouth buzz, Crochetville is the only crochet site mentioned, in addition to two knitting sites.
- Kim P. Werker, "Read My Lips: The Wonder of Word-of-Mouth Buzz," Yarn Market News (August 2006, page 36).
- Crochetville is "the online forum where everyone is talking about what they love about crochet," says Sandi Wiseheart, Managing Editor of Interweave Knits Crochet magazine.
- Sandi Wiseheart, "Hook into the WEB," Interweave Knits Crochet, Special Issue: Get Into the Loop (Fall 2005, page 8).
- "Looking to connect with crafters who understand your crochet obsessions, no questions asked? You'll find a community of your own kind at Crochetville..."
- "Get Hooked: What’s New, What’s Next, What’s Hot," Family Circle presents Easy Crochet (Fall/Winter 2005, page 10).
Crochetville in Books
- In Acknowledgments: "Thank you to Delma Myers and Crochet Guild president Amy Shelton for being my buddies at the Crochet Guild of America's summer and fall shows."
- Betty Hechtman, If Hooks Could Kill, a crochet mystery (Berkeley Prime Crime, New York, November 2012).
- On page 33: "Crocheters are able to join other enthusiasts to chat about crochet at social networking sites such as Ravelry.com (launched in 2007) and Crochetville.com (launched in 2004). Ravelry and Crochetville allow members to share their love of the craft, locate patterns, and keep up with the latest news and trends in crochet."
- Donna Kooler, Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet (Leisure Arts, Inc., December 15, 2011).
- Listed in the Online Communities and Resources listing of the "Join the Crochet Community" section in Chapter 1.
- Cecily Keim and Kim P. Werker, Teach Yourself Visually Crochet (John Wiley and Sons, February 1, 2011).
- Listed in the Websites section of the book's Resource Directory.
- June Gilbank, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amigurumi (Penguin, October 5, 2010).
- In a resource directory section titled "Crochet Spoken Here," Crochetville is one of five sites listed: "Check out these sites to commune with like-minded crocheters and other fiberazzi.
- Doris Chan, Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian, and Exploded Lace (Potter Craft, April 13, 2010).
- In a resource directory section titled "Online Crochet Communities," Crochetville is one of three sites listed: "Crochetville: This site (www.crochetville.org) is a crochet-only community. Members can discuss all things crochet and show off their current projects in a variety of forums. To become a member, simply register for free at the site."
- Karen Manthey, Susan Brittain, and Julie Holetz, Crocheting for Dummies (For Dummies, March 1, 2010).
- In a resource directory section titled "Online Crochet and Craft Communities," Crochetville is one of five sites listed.
- Linda Permann, Crochet Adorned: Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims (Potter Craft, August 11, 2009).
- "Crochetville is one of the first online communities dedicated solely to crochet..."
- Julie Armstrong Holetz, Uncommon Crochet: Twenty-Five Projects Made From Natural Yarns and Alternative Fibers (Ten Speed Press 2008, page 158).
- In a list titled "Educate Thyself," nine crochet resources are given, of which Crochetville is the only online community, while the others are books and online tutorials.
- Renee Rigdon and Zabet Stewart, AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister (North Light Books 2007, page 156).
- Crochetville is "...an active community that provides support and inspiration for crocheters of all experience," as described in an annotated list of "Crochet Resources Online and On Land."
- Amy Swenson, Not Your Mama's Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang (Wiley 2006, page 191).
- Crochetville is an "uber-welcoming crochet community," says Kim Werker in an annotated list of seven crochet websites she finds "particularly fabulous or at least helpful..."
- Kim Werker, Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution (Interweave Press 2007, page 137).
- Crochetville is described as a huge forum with a special area for felters in an annotated list of "Cool Felting Resources Online and On Land."
- Amy Swenson, Not Your Mama's Felting: The Cool and Creative Way to Get it Together (Wiley 2007, page 183).
- In a section titled "Finding Resources on the Internet," Crochetville is one of three message boards mentioned and is described as devoted entirely to crochet.
- Kim P. Werker and Cecily Keim, Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting (Visual, January 4, 2006).
Crochetville on Television
- Crochetville co-owner Donna Hulka appeared on an episode of the DIY Network show, Uncommon Threads. She demonstrated her own original pattern for crocheting a beaded bottle cozy.
Uncommon Threads, Episode DUCT-132 "It's My Party", first broadcast October 6, 2006 by DIY Network.
Crochetville Speaking Engagements
- Amy Shelton, Crochetville co-owner, was one of eight featured speakers for the afternoon round-table breakout sessions at the Crochet Guild of America's Professional Development Day on Wednesday, August 5, at their annual Chain Link conference.
- "Using the Internet to Grow Your Business," Chain Link, Crochet Guild of America's annual conference, Professional Development Day, August 5, 2009.
- Mary Beth Temple, host of the Getting Loopy podcast, invited Amy Shelton to be the featured guest on her March 2nd, 2009, broadcast.
- Mary Beth Temple,"Getting Loopy," March 2, 2009.
- Amy Shelton was one of several local businesswomen asked to speak at a workshop for Cadette Girl Scouts earning the Your Own Business interest project badge toward their Silver Award (second-highest award in Girl Scouting).
- "Turning a Hobby into a Business: Crochetville LLC," presented at interest project badge workshop, Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama Council, January 19, 2009.
- Crochetville co-owner Amy Shelton was the featured luncheon speaker at Professional Development Day during CGOA's 2008 annual conference. Her presentation was titled "Crochetville and the Crochet Professional: Partners in Supporting the Art of Crochet."
- Chain Link, Crochet Guild of America's annual conference, Professional Development Day, July 23, 2008.
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