Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Drew Emborsky aka "The Crochet Dude" Book Signing at the Winter 2011 TNNA Winter

The National Needle Arts Association Winter Trade Show (TNNA) was on January 8 - 10, 2011 in Long Beach, California, this year.  




Drew Emborsky who is known as the The Crochet Dude did a book signing at TNNA Winter 2011.  You may remember him from his television appearances on the "DIY Channel" on shows such as:  "Knitty Gritty", "Uncommon Threads" and many others. Here is a picture from the filming of one of his guest appearances on "Knitty Gritty".  He had designed some great dog sweaters.




At the TNNA show,  I was able to get a signed copy of his new book:

"Crochet It. Love It. Wear It"  


and it has some fabulous projects.    His finished design pieces were  in the TNNA fashion show and the black crochet dress looked stunning going down the cat walk.  I took a picture of it for you to enjoy this great piece.

Crochet Dude and his newest book "Crochet It. Love It. Wear It"
Full shot of the dress.

I added a full shot of the dress so you can see how fabulously this dress drapes.  The Crochet Dude is a talented designer that understands how a woman's body really looks and designs clothing to enhance the female figure.  No matter what size you are, you can personalize the fit of the pattern by following his instructions on how to it properly.  He is not limited to just designing for women.  He also has a great book on fashion projects for men (The Crochet Dude's Designs for Guy, 30 Projects Men will love.)    I highly recommend checking this book out and the many others he has written.  You can find any of these on Amazon or your local bookstore.

By the way, I went to JoAnn's Fabric and Craft Store today and noticed he has a line of crochet tools and kits.  I went to their web site and found he has a really cool  Romantic Peasant Top project on there at:

http://www.joann.com/static/corp/prkit_spring11/romantic_peasant_top.pdf

The pattern creatively combines basic crochet stitches with printed fabric in a way the creates a fun and comfortable top.  This is a great level 3 (experience in crochet stitches and pattern reading) project with minimal sewing so that it is easy to put together.  

You may want to check his blog or web site often because he always coming up with new ideas and patterns.






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