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Crochet Chat Podcast: Caring for Heirloom Crochet Items

Thank you so much for stopping by! This podcast episode was originally published May 16, 2012 and I have since stopped producing new episodes of the Crochet Chat Podcast. However, these episodes have fabulous content, so I’m gradually re-releasing them so that we can keep enjoying them!

I am now releasing videos which are are more casual version of this podcast. I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my blog or enter your email in the sidebar on the right!) to stay updated!

The Episode

It’s been an eventful week for me… and a trip down memory lane! I spent last week at my grandmother’s house and inherited some lovely old crocheted afghans. They’re amazing and I want to care for them so they’ll keep lasting! So, this episode is dedicated to advice for taking care of heirloom crocheted items (plus some stories about my adventures!)

Here’s how it works: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen to the episode in your browser, or right click here and select ‘Save Link As’ to save to your computer to listen to later!

Below is an outline and list of links to products/websites/things I chat about during the episode.

Hi! (00:00), How Stacey lost her desk (00:57), The Mission in Maryland (04:47), The Deer Head (05:34), My Crocheting (09:35), Merle’s Crocheting (12:13), The Dining Room Table (14:55), Photos (17:05)

Photos (no links, here!):

My Grandparent’s backyard when they moved in:

Merle’s Afghan:

Me and Merle’s Afghan

Great photo of my Grandfather:

Feature topic (19:13), Basic Steps for Caring for Heirlooms (20:34), Repairing Damage (21:32), Determining the Fiber and Caring (29:40), Storing (38:38), Wrap-up (39:58)

Please leave comments!

I want the Crochet Chat Podcast to focus on issues and items that you’re interested in… so talk to me about it! Please leave any suggestions, comments or ideas in the comments section of this blog post. I read them all!

6 Responses to “Crochet Chat Podcast: Caring for Heirloom Crochet Items”

  1. Melanie says:

    Thanks for another great podcast :)

  2. Karen says:

    Do you have a pattern for Merle’s Afghan?

  3. Michele Byars says:

    It is gorgeous!!!!! Love the photo of your Grandad!!!

  4. Patty says:

    Thank you so much for the info on caring for heirloom pieces. My Mother passed away earlier this year & I received an afghan that was a wedding gift from my Grandmother. It is a granny square piece with bright flowery colored middles and black edging. It has been repaired earlier, so now I just need to get it washed & freshened up a bit. I am new to listening to the pod casts so thanks again for the great information.

  5. Prof. Rosita Torres says:

    Gracias por tan bellas fotos. God bless you. Thanks you.