History of the Art of Crochet
crochet flower embellishment

We see it everywhere, beautiful crochet baby blankets, hats, scarves, toys, even jewelry; but do you know where it got started? According to the Crochet Guild of America, the name comes from the Middle French term croc or croche which means hook and was probably developed as we understand crochet around the 16th century as […]

Braidlets by Crochet Hooked
wire crochet jewelry

Braidlets by Crochet Hooked On Fire Shout Out Handmade Artists Shop Braidlets by Crochet Hooked is this weeks On Fire Handmade Artists Shop Shout Out. You will find one of a kind (OOAK) pieces for every occasion. Braidlets made with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Wire wrapped crystal rings, crystal link bracelets, and more! Crochet Hooked […]

Meet Sandi from iKnitQuiltSew here on
crochet baby boots

It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Sandi today, the owner ofiKnitQuiltSew. She offers boutique quality Sewing, Knitting and Crochet for mom and baby at affordable prices. She specializes in baby art quilts (handmade and hand quilted), handmade rag dolls, teddy bears and baby/ ladies knits. All her items are designed and crafted […]

Discover Handmade September 13

Welcome to Discover Handmade Good Morning Friends! There are so many terrific handmade products to discover… at Handmade Artists. Everyone is busy doing what they do best……being creative! Everyday I see new shops opening with interesting handcrafted merchandise, which I look forward to sharing with you in the up coming months. Exciting Times!  However… I […]

Featured Artist Melina of MMGems

Artists are not selling materials, artists are selling ideas and offering emotions. What an amazing statement from an artist that works from the heart! Melina is a woman that has worked with her hands her entire life. As the youngest child in the family in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was a third hand for everyone […]

Where does Crochet come from, who invented it….

Crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn, thread, or other material strands using a crochet hook. Even some Rag Rugs can be crocheted. Why am I writing about Crocheting? I am a fan of it myself and currently teach a bunch of teenagers at my local church how to crochet. The word is […]

National Crochet Month

May I have your attention Crochet Artists! Thank You! There is no better time to let others know how much you love to crochet than during National Crochet Month. Countless crochet groups, popular retailers, yarn shops, and members of CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) are chatting about this timeless art. WOW! Now I want to […]

Featured Artist Handmade Creations by Shelly

We all learn in different ways. Some are self taught through books and online while others are intentionally taught and still other learn by watching, which is exactly how Shelly got her start. She stood behind her grandmothers as they knitted and crochet and watched their fingers fly. Little did she know that years later, […]

Happy Turtle Adoption Day

Turtles! Slow and not too cuddly, but amazingly cute all the same; and today, November 27, is Turtle Adoption Day! If you just can’t bring yourself to adopt a real live turtle, you don’t have to feel left out of the fun…celebrate with handmade from the incredibly talented artists on HandmadeArtists. Sea turtle guitar pick […]

Marketing With A Twist

Have you ever wondered if you are spending your time on the right products? Even more important, what minor change could end up making a big difference in your sales? Lately I have been thinking about marketing strategies outside of fairs, and all the online, electronic options. In my particular geographic location, the option for […]


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