A Kit to Crochet Just in Time for the Holidays!


Details of the Suffrage-Fair Washcloth. Photo by Joe Coca.

We asked Tamara Schmiege, our editorial assistant, to tell you about
PieceWork’s newest kit to crochet. Here’s Tamara!

The holidays are coming and if you’re like me, Thanksgiving is one of my target dates to get started making gifts for family, friends, coworkers, teachers, neighbors, and those in need in my community. This year, I am trying to make all of my gifts by hand and will include a little baking, sewing, and crocheting.

With all of the people on my list this year, I have to find a crochet project that is quick and original (not something I’ve given in past years). So, for my gifts this year, I’ll be turning to PieceWork’s newest kit: the Suffrage-Fair Washcloth created by Katherine Durack. I recently wrote a blog post on Katherine Durack’s article on the 1900 National Suffrage Fair, found in PieceWork November/December 2015. I was fascinated by this article and the role the fair played in the suffrage movement. You can read my blog here.

The washcloth kit is perfect–it is quick and original! Included in the kit are 1 skein each of Paton’s Grace 100% cotton yarn in Natural and Navy, a Tunisian crochet hook, and a copy of the November/December 2015 issue of PieceWork with the complete instructions. I think I can make two for each person on my list, and I can’t wait to get started. I also like the idea that these washcloths were sold at the 1900 National Suffrage Fair, and I plan to add a note about that on each gift tag. I think it adds a nice bit of sentimentality to the gift.

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Happy crocheting!