Center for Knit and Crochet

To Preserve and Promote Art, Craft, History and Scholarship

In the Loop, November 2022

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November 2022

It’s #GivingTuesday . . . ❤️

Meet “Biggie Bear 2.0” made by Rebecca Keyel, and see his heartwarming story in CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection, 2020.022. Our hearts are the only truly renewable resources!

Dear CKC Members and Donors — 

It’s #GivingTuesday, and CKC is asking you for help to raise $3500 by December 31 to fund new collections, exhibitions, and programs.  

On December 13, 2022 CKC will celebrate 10 YEARS as a leading advocate for the digital preservation of knitting and crochet!  Please join us on social media in December as we express gratitude for your support, and preview the exciting things to come in 2023.  CKC simply wouldn’t exist without you!  

To kick off CKC’s annual fundraising campaign, I am thrilled to announce a matching donation of $1000 from CKC’s Treasurer, Marilyn Huset.  You have many demands on your generosity in these uncertain times, but if you can, please help CKC earn this generous match!


All donations and membership contributions are tax deductible and will be matched dollar for dollar until we reach $1000.  

Another generous contribution you can make is to add your knitting, your crochet, and your stories to CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection.  Contact us at if you want or need any assistance.  

With Gratitude 

Jennifer Lindsay


Join CKC’s Board of Directors

Application Due Date Extended

Wanted to apply for the open position on the CKC Board of Directors, but missed the deadline? You’re in luck! The deadline has been extended to December 15, 2022. If you’d like to apply or have any questions, please email CKC’s Nominating Committee Chair Marilyn Huset at Applicants should include a letter of interest, as well as a resume or summary of relevant experience.

Membership Corner

ello CKC Members! 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!  Big thank you to all of you who have reached out to volunteer!  We couldn’t do it without you!  Remember as a CKC Member, you can volunteer on various committees. Not sure what you want to do but would like to help out? Contact for more information and to learn about opportunities. 

A few reminders!

  • A CKC Membership can make the perfect gift! Start your holiday shopping now! Give the gift of membership! It’s never too early to check that special someone off your holiday list or even give one to yourself!  To purchase a gift membership, Click here Free shipping! 😉
Heartfelt Thanks with Crocheted Heart Motifs, Suzann Thompson, 2019.  See their story:  CKC Crowdsourced Collection, 2020.004.

Collections Call! 

The holidays are here, so please take a few minutes to add your seasonal decorations, festive home decor, handmade gifts, and a few words about their special significance to you to CKC’s Crowdsourced Collection. Digitally preserving your knit and crochet treasures and stories is a priceless gift to the craft community that will keep on giving year after year. We are here to help: Thank you!

Virtual and In-Person Events

We want to keep CKC Members informed about activities of interest.  

Vogue Knitting’s annual Knitting Live event returns to New York City on  February 9-12, 2023, with in-person classes and a marketplace. CKC received these discount codes from Vogue Knitting to share with Members:  

20% off VIP Packages: GUILD20
15% off all other Packages: GUILD15
10% off Individual Classes: GUILD10
50% off Marketplace Tickets: GUILDMP

For more information, and to register, please visit the website for this paid event.  

Please let us know of any events in your area.  Email us at

Knitting & Crochet in the News:

By Anne Lies

The darker days come on, we settle in, and crochet a winter wonderland:

’Tis the season for giving:

Art imitates… art?


Where are they now?

Discovering the craft:

Your Voice Matters!

We invite YOU to contribute to CKC’s monthly newsletter.  Please email your ideas, stories, and announcements to  We hope to hear from you!

Please visit CKC’s Newsletter Archive!  

November Newsletter Contributors:

Marilyn Huset, Anne Lies, Jennifer Lindsay, Heather McDonald, Marina Scott, Carol Slotkin.