In the Loop, July 2021

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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 memberships are 20% off! 

  • New Annual Memberships are now $8 (reg $10)
  • New Sustaining Memberships are now $28 (reg $35)

If you have not set up a password in CKC’s new membership interface, use your newsletter email to access your account.


Follow us on social media to win a CKC Membership!  Thanks to Marina Scott, CKC’s new Membership Coordinator, who donated to CKC to make these weekly membership giveaways possible! 

Don’t miss out! CKC’s Annual Membership Campaign ends July 31, 2021!  Memberships will be regular price beginning August 1, so join or renew today at Center for Knit and Crochet

Note: After July 31, 2021, only current CKC Members will receive CKC’s Monthly Newsletter.

August Make-Along: Save the Dates!

CKC will host a “What’s Your Favorite Vintage?” Make-Along in August 2021.  We invite CKC Members and Black Sheep sweater test knitters to join us for two moderated online crafting meet-ups. 

Session 1: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Eastern Time 

Session 2:  Sunday, August 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time

Bring your favorite beverage and your vintage WIPs or vintage-inspired projects, and make knitstory along with us!  

Share your projects with us on RavelryInstagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #ckcvintagemakealong2021, #ckcmysterymags, #vintageknitting, #vintagecrochet, #vintagecrafts.

Find vintage crochet- or knit-spiration in this trove of 1940s patterns courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum.  If you’re hoping to test knit Princess Diana’s famous Black Sheep Sweater, email for a copy of the pattern.  You can also win a vintage pattern magazine to jumpstart your retro crafting — details below!

Win a Vintage Mystery Magazine!

Thanks to a donation from CKC’s President, Jennifer Lindsay, two vintage mystery magazines from CKC’s online fundraiser will be given away to current CKC Members in a random drawing on July 31, 2021, the last day of CKC’s Annual Membership Campaign. 

We thank the donors who made these vintage publications available to support CKC!  

Celebrate International Lefthanders Day!

Plan ahead for International Lefthanders Day, on August 13!  We encourage left-handed knitters and crocheters to celebrate this special day by uploading one (or more!) of your knitted or crocheted projects into CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection.  Be sure to tell about your triumphs and tribulations as a left-handed yarn crafter. Click  here to  find links to information you will need to upload your knitted and crocheted treasures.

Collections Spotlight

New in the Collections Resource

Looking for vintage inspiration for our August “What’s Your Favorite Vintage?” Make-Along?  Read the latest blog post about “A’s Coverlet,” which was recently added to our Crowdsourced Collection by new Board member Heather Hernandez, and follow her research journey to discover the free, online patterns and sources for crocheting these delicate Venetian squares.

Crochet Coverlet by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA. CKC Crowdsourced Collection, #2021.008

Spotted in a Local Museum

A photograph of a museum display form wearing crocheted collar with a round brooch in the center
Crocheted Collar, Mills County Historical Museum, Goldthwaite, Texas. Photo: Suzann Thompson

This collar was among several crocheted items on display at the Mills County Historical Museum in Goldthwaite, Texas. Small-town or rural museums can be good places to find knitted and crocheted artifacts. CKC would love to include these items in our digital Crowdsourced Collection! We are glad to accept each item separately, and we have also developed a method for uploading collections in one fell swoop if you have multiple items you want to add. Either way, we will provide guidance as needed at every step.

For more information, contact:

Knits & Crafts in the News

Your Voice Matters!

We encourage all CKC Members to contribute to CKC’s monthly newsletter. Please email your inquiries, ideas, and stories to We hope to hear from you!

Look for our Newsletter Archive, coming soon!

July Newsletter Contributors

Editors: Jennifer Lindsay, Kay Simmons

Contributors: Heather Hernandez, Jennifer Lindsay, Mary Claire Phillips, Marina Scott, Suzann Thompson