About The Crafty Tipster


Hi There!

I’m Michele. You might know me better as the owner of Crafty Tips Arts & Crafts Directory.

Looking at everyone’s wonderful creations will always be fun and exciting but there’s just more fulfillment in actually creating something with my own hands.

My primary crafting endeavor is crochet – the smaller the better. Well, that’s not entirely true, I’ve never strayed into that special insanity of trying to crochet with a single strand of sewing thread. I’m not much of a pattern follower, I generally have a vision and try to make it reality. Need a few stitches less here or there and I never really kept track of things. I had been asked before to share some of my patterns, so The Crafty Tipster was born.

October of 2010 heralds the arrival of my first guest Crafty Tipster as well as what is hopefully a much more attractive look for the site. Hopefully, the makeover and new Tipster will be the beginning of a lot more exciting developments around here.

In the meantime, I invite you to explore the vintage and modern patterns and projects shared here. And, if you should give any of them a try, I would love to help you show off your crafty goodness with everyone by posting some pictures. Doris’s lovely woven baskets were the first and hopefully not the last of your great project photos.

Happy Crafting!


    1. Sorry for the ridiculously late reply. The yellow spool knitter was one I picked up at a thrift store or yard sale. Unfortunately, there’s no markings on it; so I have no idea who made it or how to get a similar one.

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