Entries by Rebecca Keyel


Meet with a CKC Collections Specialist

Give Yourself or Someone You Love the Gift of Time Donate $250 and a CKC’s collections specialist will set up a mutually convenient time to meet with you for up to 2 hours to give you or your gift recipient the personalized help you need to preserve and share the knitted and crocheted items that […]

In the Loop, May 2023

Maggie Phelan Joins CKC’s Board of Directors  We are excited to announce that on May 17, 2023, we elected Maggie Phalen of Arlington, VA to serve a 3-year term on the Center for Knit and Crochet’s Board of Directors.   Maggie started knitting in 2003 and crocheting in 2016. She dabbles in other fiber arts, […]

In the Loop, September 2021

New in CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection: Your item? View our new,  short video where Heather Hernandez adds her grandma’s crocheted blanket to CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection in just minutes, and learn how easy it is to add your hand knitted or crocheted treasures, loved items, photographs of makers in your life, and more, for others to enjoy and learn […]

In the Loop, August 2021

CKC Welcomes New and Renewing Members! CKC’s Annual Membership Drive in July was an unqualified success!   Thank you to everyone who participated! We are excited to welcome twenty-one new CKC Members — six Sustaining Members and fifteen Annual Members. We sincerely thank thirteen CKC Members who renewed or extended their memberships during July. Your ongoing […]

In the Loop, July 2021

July is CKC’s Annual Membership Campaign! CKC’s annual Membership Campaign is underway!  If you  want to renew your membership, or give the gift of membership, July is the perfect time to do it!  Through July 31, 2021: — Sustaining Members (formerly Charter Members) can renew for $20, no matter how long ago your membership expired!  — All new and gift […]

In the Loop, June 2021

Happy Pride Month! In June, CKC celebrates Pride Month with this spectacular treasure from CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection — the Rippling Rainbow Shawl by designer and fiber artist Robert Powell, ca. 2000, originally created for Meg Swansen and Elaine Rowley’s notable book, A Gathering of Lace, XRX Books, 2000.  (CKC Crowdsourced Collection #2019.034) Jolie Elder, former CKC Vice President, […]

In the Loop, May 2021

It’s not too late to celebrate May – the official month of Mystery! Purchase a vintage mystery magazine from CKC’s online store to show your support for CKC’s work to preserve and promote the art, craft, and scholarship of knitting, crochet, and related arts: https://lnk.bio/jqgC. See more details below! Photo: Jennifer Lindsay. CKC Welcomes New […]

In the Loop, April 2021

“… if the quilt that you are knitting together gets frayed you’ve got to sew up the connections between the little squares. You’ve got to make your own square as good as you can, and not be in the situation of trying to rip it apart, tear it apart.”   Dr. Elbert Parr Tuttle, Jr. New […]

In the Loop, March 2021

OTN: “Lunar Fade” Shawl, a Larissa Brown Knitting Design.  Yarn: Nature’s Luxury.  Bowl:   Mark Shapiro.   Photo & Knitting: Jennifer Lindsay.   What are you working on?  Share your projects with us so we can feature them here! CKC Board and Member News CKC Featured at “Textiles From Home” Digital Conference CKC President, Jennifer Lindsay, and […]

In the Loop, February 2021

President’s Column Reflecting on Sojourner Truth in Honor of Black History Month 2021: Suzann Thompson, CKC’s Social Media Coordinator, often shares objects and images from CKC’s Library and Museum Collections, that highlight the lives and achievements of Black makers. Some of these archival treasures, like the one above, are well known; others uncover individuals and events that […]