I am so proud of my Assistant Editor, the one and only Akua Hope. She has her new crocheted “Serrato Purse” featured in the new book “Crochet One Skein Wonders” by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman. Three Cheers for Akua!
Akua is a vet when it comes to Crochet and Poetry. She is a seasoned crocheter with more than twenty years experience and is a member of the Crochet Guild of America. I am so blessed to have her on my team and she is a great friend.
Akua Lezli Hope
Akua Lezli Hope was freeforming before she knew what it was, as a young crocheter creating wild hats for herself and friends in New York City. Her participation lapsed until she reconnected with dimensional crochet in the late 90s. Her crochet designs have been included the Crochet 2010 and 2011 Calendars, Interweave Crochet, Knit Picks IDP, Sanguine Gryphon and Tangled Magazine. Her crochet patterns are available on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy and DaWanda. An Associate Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America, and she has qualified for crochet instructor’s certification from the Crafts Yarn Council of America.
Her crochet blog is www.zencrochet.blogspot.com. Her fiber love extends to hand papermaking. She also creates using glass, wire, words and sound. A NEA award-winning poet, her work is included in several groundbreaking collections including Dark Matter, the first anthology of Black science fiction, Erotique Noire, the first anthology of Black erotica and, most recently, The 100 Best African American Poems (2010).
Here is her work:
“The Serrato Purse”
Named for its serrated appearance achieved by the use of the crocodile stitch, this small bag may be dressed up or down depending on the yarn used. It may also be sized up or down depending on the yarn and hook combination used. The body is worked flat and then seamed with a slip stitch, then the circular bottom is crocheted. The top flap is made as a separate piece and attached, as is the strap.
Everyone go and check out her fabulous design and the new fab book that features it: “Crochet One-skein Wonders”! http://www.amazon.ca/Crochet-One-Skein-Wonders-Projects-Crocheters/dp/1612120423 or on iTunes/ibook: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/crochet-one-skein-wonders/id587471492?mt=11
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