Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My Very First Cover!


And here it is...
© Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan




I am so excited.  My dress is on the cover of the current  Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014 Special Collector's Issue.   It is a lush crochet tank dress made with absolutely scrumptious Koigu  Premium Merino yarn- a beautiful hand dyed merino of exquisite feel and texture. The magazine went on sale in bookstores and news stands on May 7th.

© Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan
 Although the dress may look complicated it is  a simple tank dress with appliqued motifs.  I enjoyed making the motifs so much, I became a little over zealous and made too many! Crochet is perfect technique to use to achieve organic and dimensional forms, and it is so rewarding to see them develop as you work.

 The 3 dimensional flower trend is everywhere on the runways from J Crew  to Chanel.

J CREW Collection Flower Shell



Chanel Resort 2015
Definitely a little unusual, but fun and feminine at the same time.

I am also proud of another garment I have in the same issue, Garment # 6, the Tunic Length Shell.

© Vogue Knitting Crochet 2014, photo by Rose Callahan

 This is a simple filet/ double crochet piece.  Not hard to make, but surprisingly  required a little more concentration than the tank dress did.  The yarn, Jade Sylph is a perfect warm weather blend of cashmere and linen, soft and durable.  I call this my "Downton" sweater, because I watched and re-watched episodes this winter as I designed, wrote the pattern and crocheted this sweater. 

 I received an extraordinary e-mail from the editor of VK,  Trisha Malcolm, letting me know that my dress had been chosen for the cover. She was so charming and kind, and I really appreciate that she took the time to inform me personally.  Naturally , it made my day!

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work with such talented people.  The photographs are amazing, and the editors are all so helpful and knowledgeable.  This was really an honor.


 

12 comments:

  1. oh i am so proud for you! i am going to look for it and buy it today! i have no idea how to crochet, but i love both of those pieces so you are inspiring me, though i guess i should start with a dishcloth, right?

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      You are so sweet. We will have a published works tea soon : )
      Crocheting is not difficult- like anything else it just takes practice. It doesn't matter what you start with, as long as you are enjoying the process. Funny that you mentioned dishcloths- just wait for my next post... Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Gorgeous dress! Go, Knit Yarns, go! We are incredibly proud!

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    1. Hi Anthro Blogger,
      Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the encouragement! I had so much fun making that dress. You made me smile!

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  3. That's incredible! You are so talented, that is such a beautiful dress, and the tunic is gorgeous as well. Congratulations!

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    1. Dani
      , Thank you so much for visiting. What a nice compliment, especially appreciated because you have such exquisite taste!

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  4. OMG! I haven't seen you in so long and you've gone and got yourself the cover of Vogue Crochet What an accomplishment! I can't wait to see what's next for you. Congratulations again!

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  5. Hi Elise,
    Thank you so much. I have been very fortunate, and it was so much fun being able to contribute to the Crochet issue. We have missed you at the meetings. We are back at the library again, and we are getting a large turn out, which is so encouraging. Hope to see you soon!

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  6. Congratulations! What an exciting achievement. The dress is great.

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    1. Hi Gigi,
      Thank you for stopping by! I was excited, actually still am : ) I really appreciate your compliment.

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