Welcome to Hookey.org
We have a few rules about publishing content on this site, when in doubt send Laurie A. Wheeler a note to ask questions.
All members of Hookey.org may have a blog. All posts are moderated to ensure that offensive content is not spammed onto the site.
You may link to other sites in your blog posts, but you may not write out patterns free or otherwise. No free…Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on May 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
If you haven't met Harrison of Furls Crochet, you should! Harrison is a super huge fan of crochet and the hands that hold the hooks. So much so that he designed crochet hooks so beautiful and comfortable to use they are out of this world! Beyond his passion for keeping our hands healthy and holding onto works of art, he believes that we who crochet deserve more and better treatment in the world.
That's why Hookey.org members are getting special treatment from Furls, that's…Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on May 3, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
My two great loves are crochet and gardening. As the days grow lighter, and our mild winter stays mild for the first time in several years, I can feel it... I can feel Spring on it's way.
We haven't had a real spring in several years, we've had a lot of wet, cold weather that suddenly, almost rudely turned to hot and dry summer, making it so I've missed out on my favorite of the four seasons we supposedly have here in the Pacific Northwest. (Now, I know we do get four seasons because…Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on February 5, 2013 at 1:01am — No Comments
I'm super excited to have these great CLF Pro Plus member products in the CLF Booth in Reno for the Fall Knit and Crochet Show!
Games and Fun
Plus a FREE GIFT with Purchase of $15 or more! (1 per customer)
Awesome crochet kits with designs from the BEST in the industry will …Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on September 9, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments
Wow! We have a great new look and more good stuff is on the way!
Thank you all for joining, just a quick note to new members to please follow our posting guidelines. We're pretty easy going around here. If you're wondering what we mean by CroPro or CLF Professional Member, these are two terms linked to the Crochet Liberation Front Membership Service. The CLF is the parent of Hookey and we offer member services to help people grow in their crochet/crafting businesses from info about…Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on August 28, 2012 at 11:41pm — No Comments
I want to do this every few months, so let's start here now.
In ONE word describe crochet. Leave it in the comments…
On Monday June 4, 2012 I sent out an email broadcast to your in boxes. We've really grown since our official launch on Feb 24, 2012. If you haven't had a chance to read that email I urge you to do so, you might want to check your spam folder and allow this email address. I don't send out a lot of messages, just a few here and there to remind you of important events, opportunities and the occasional housekeeping reminder.
If you didn't get the email, in short I thanked you all…Continue
Introducing: Fiber Arts Directory
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with really good ideas. This one is the best yet! We have such a hard time finding exactly what we want on internet searches, because most people who create ad services don't understand the Fiber Arts.
Well, I do. Now this is not just for crochet, I thought about doing that, but then I started to think about how hard it is for Tatters,…Continue
Hey crochet friends! We always hear that crocheters don't use anything other than cheapo acrylic (which is ideal for some projects and sometimes its all a budget will allow), but I know this just isn't true. But I am curious about what yarns we do use, I made a list of some of the yarn available to me locally, you may never have had a chance to use these brands.
Check out the poll, if you have used them please consider filling out the poll.
Thank you for feeding the curiosity…Continue
It is with absolute and profound gratitude that I wrote this pattern. This is the thank you gift to donors to the Hookey.org project. To those of you who have…Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on May 7, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments
I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you! I love watching Hookey grow and people feel comfortable and playful here! It's an absolute joy!
I want to give special thanks to our Welcome Wagon and Group leaders! Thank you for taking time out of your lives to help keep this place welcoming and engaging for people.
I want to encourage people to complement each other's pictures, comment on each other's profiles and to engage in groups, if you feel like it anyway.…Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on May 6, 2012 at 1:41am — No Comments
My goal is to have Hookey reach it's full potential.
Obviously, I'm not a slouch when it comes to DIY web design and on-line content management, but with the CLF growing and Hookey growing, I know there is a limit to my one woman show abilities.
The design team at Ning can really shape this place into something super cool. I'm raising $1,000 to create a site that is mobile…Continue
As with everything to do with my on-line world, Hookey happened kind of by accident. I wanted a social aspect to the Crochet Liberation Front that went beyond our presence on Ravelry.
Don't get me wrong, I love Ravelry and it has been very good to me, but it's not really a home for crochet and crochet lovers. I like to think of Ravelry as a gateway of discovery. If people find us there, GREAT!
When I created Hookey, I wanted to get away from the arguments of "which craft is…Continue
As many of you know, I have limited internet activity at home. It's not financial, it's geography. So, I spend many hours at my local library on Camano Island, WA.
I have met many remarkable individuals here, some are young and just starting life and have toddler giggles and squeals at story time, and others well, they are getting ready to end life.
One of those is an amazingly beautiful elderly lady. I don't know her name, because the three times I asked she couldn't…Continue
Urban Edge is an amazing book! You really need a copy for your library! That's why I am giving away one copy on the CLF Blog (read my review) and I will be giving one away here on Hookey.org on April 7th!
Stay tuned for more info!…Continue
Sales and Marketing Expert, Laurie A. Wheeler is offering you a one time LIVE webinar (audio/visual) that will teach you some of the most important tricks and tips to creating successful sales at Farmers Markets and Street Fairs.
Tuesday March 27, 2012
Added by Laurie Wheeler on March 21, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments
I can get a little obsessed with projects. There was a time when I refused to use anything but natural fibers in their natural state. I would wash two or three sheep fleeces at a time, dry them, card them, and spin them. Hours, days and weeks were spent as I explored textures, natural color blends and learned how each breed differed in quality as I let the beautiful fibers glide through my fingers.
In crochet I will find a technique and it will consume me. There was that Broomstick…Continue
As I familiarize myself with the platform here, I will be making some changes to how the site looks, works and feels.
I'll try to keep you up todate and make all transitions as easy as possible.
If there are things you want to see here or features let me know, I can't promise that those suggestions will be implemented, but I can say I value ALL input. Remember, I'm the only one behind the curtain at the moment making all the site magic happen here on…Continue
For the second year in a row I have donated $100 prize in the name of the CLF for the People's Choice Award at the CGOA Design Competition held at the Summer Knit and Crochet Show.
Last year's winner was our very own Cro-Pro Laurinda Reddig for her fabulous Mystery Machine Afghan created in Intarisa like crochet.
To enter this year's contest download the rules and entry form …Continue
Added by Laurie Wheeler on March 7, 2012 at 10:31pm — No Comments
You would not believe how often I get requests from PR firms and other websites to plug their events for free. I used to think this was just how things were done, so I would contact those same people and ask them to promote my events and the response would be, "Not unless you're a client or you can pay X $ for ad space."
Um, so why should I promote their event? For the privilege? For the honor? I don't think so, obviously i have a big enough reach that you want me to plug your event,…Continue