Essential Steps To Planning A Successful Crochet Retreat

Essential Steps To Planning A Successful Crochet Retreat

Planning a crochet retreat with close friends or a large group of complete strangers can completely change your crocheting journey. Everyone needs time to unplug, re-fuel and recharge. Crochet lovers are no exception. Plan a successful (and profitable) crochet retreat using these easy tips. Whether you prefer a few hours in your home or a…

Tapestry of Life: The Ancient Art of Zapotec Weavers in New Mexico

Tapestry of Life: The Ancient Art of Zapotec Weavers in New Mexico

In Taos, New Mexico, Noreen Kompanik visited Susanna Starr, founder of Starr Interiors, for insights into the art and history of the Zapotec weavers. Crochet Getaway welcomes Noreen as a returning contributor. Magnificent Taos, New Mexico, is known as a mecca for artists and visionaries. From native pottery created from the earth’s elements to eclectic,…

Best Craft-Lovers Getaway: The Hudson Valley Sheep to Shawl Festival

Best Craft-Lovers Getaway: The Hudson Valley Sheep to Shawl Festival

We welcome the return of Deborah S. Greenhut as a contributor for Crochet Getaway! She visited the Hudson Valley Sheep to Shawl Festival and provided insight into this exciting rural New York annual event. On a late April day, when the spring season finally intruded on our long winter, I headed north to Sleepy Hollow,…

Staycation Retreat-Parisian Courtyard Inn, New Orleans
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Staycation Retreat-Parisian Courtyard Inn, New Orleans

The Parisian Courtyard Inn beckons you to enjoy a truly unique and historic stay in New Orleans’ charming Garden District. Steeped in rich history, this inn is one of the oldest buildings in the city, dating back to 1846 when Rufus McIlhenny of the famous Tabasco family built it. It’s a place where the flavorful…

All Aboard a Majestic Time Machine: Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans

All Aboard a Majestic Time Machine: Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans

Live like Mark Twain for a few hours during a river cruise with the Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans, Louisiana. Early March brought a chilly breeze, but I enjoyed an educational river cruise learning about the 300 years of port city history. The “Muddy Mississippi” has been integral to the development of New Orleans because…