WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
I used a random number generator to pick the winner of the custom International Crochet Day hook, and it did a FANTASTIC job! The winner all the way from London England is NEZUMI
Nezumi (not her real name of course) studied fashion design at The London College of Fashion and did her work experience with the wonderful designer Bill Gibb.
After a few years and an opportunity to return to study part-time, she studied for a City & Guilds in Crochet, Machine Knitting and Embroidery,and Teaching Adults. She started teaching and also designing knitted and crocheted swatches through agents, plus continued to design and made garments and jewellery for sale.
Her website NezumiWorld started in 2002 as a creative ideas textile site. The crochet part of the site was put in place first and it just got bigger & bigger and is now mainly a crochet only site (there are some hidden knitting and craft/textile stuff which may make an appearance in 2010), There so many different styles of crochet and the site continues to grow monthly.
Nezumi has patterns for sale on Ravelry and some free ones too, look out for more coming soon.
Check Nezumi's blog at:
Now to make this beautiful little block of wood into a hook worthy of such an artist!
Thanks everyone for entering!
I know. This doesn't look much like a hook, does it? BUT this is a block of what I think is the most beautiful wood in the world. AND I will turn this block of wood into a hook for the winner of this year's International Crochet Day contest. You can see exmaples of Bois de Rose hooks below this post. It indeed IS a very beautiful wood.
What is International Crochet Day? Well the date is Sept. 12, a day to celebrate and promote the gentle art of crochet. Its a growing event around the world and with your help will grow even bigger.
How to promote crochet on Sept 12? Well that's a part of the contest. What will YOU do to promote crochet? Last year we had well over a hundred entries from folks who committed to promote crochet by doing contests in their blogs, asking local yarn shops to promote crochet on Sept 12, crocheting in public, offering to teach others to crochet, and more. MANY of the entries for the contest came from outside the US, and that's a very good thing, since this is "International", a gathering of crochetiers from all over the globe to let others know about the crochet art.
THE CONTEST: This year I welcome and invite crochetiers from all countries to participate in this contest by promoting the art of crochet. You can enter the contest simply by telling me what you'll do to promote crochet on International Crochet Day (ICD). You can enter by posting a comment here in my blog, or if that doesn't work, simply email me at:
I'll do a drawing from entries and announce the winner on Sept 13. The winner will have a choice as to the style and size of the hook to be made, custom to her/his desires (within reason, of course).
An excellent example of International Crochet Day promotion has been by the amazingly talented and gracious, Sônia Maria who publicized the contest in her HUGELY popular Brazilian crochet blog, Falando de Crochet!
Oh, and to those kind and faithful followers of my blog, your entry will count twice!
Good luck to all, and HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CROCHET DAY!!!