Australia’s Crochet Queen, Jenny King’s international popularity continues to skyrocket with the upcoming launch of two new books – “Figure Flattering Plus Size Fashions” and “Eighteen Inch Doll Clothes”.
In addition to launching the two new books with craft publishing giant, Annies, in just the last few months she has been on two teaching tours in the US and has been featured in four international publications, not to mention publishing two other new books.
Jenny’s designs have also been included in Vogue Knitting’s annual Crochet issue, for the second year in a row. Her designs have also been featured in Crochet!, Crochet 1.2.3, and Interweave Crochet. She also has a design in the Australia’s Family Circle July issue. Her new books include Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted with Noro Yarns and Barvarian Crochet On To Go, both published by International craft powerhouse, Anne’s.
Jenny, said she has been excited and honoured by all the attention.
“I have loved crochet since I started stitching as a child and its great to see that crochet is finally gaining the recognition and popularity it deserves.
“Crochet offers you such great versatility it means as a designer there aren’t any limits to what I can create.”
“This latest book was all about offering some great fashionable crochet designs for women with a larger figure.”
Jenny said it was a dream for her to have her designs featured in Vogue and now she has had two designs featured in as many years, as well as all the other great magazines.
“Each time we get confirmation the designs are going to be featured in the magazine, we get so excited!” Jenny said.
On Jenny’s first teaching trip she was a guest at The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) of America in Columbus, Ohio and delivered some new designs to Annie’s head office in Texas for a new book due out in November.
The second trip included Jenny being guest speaker at the Crochet Guild of America’s Summer Conference, teaching seven classes over four days.
While in the US she also did some filming for Annie’s for a new video tutorial on Bavarian Crochet.
It is now also available through Jenny’s website – www.jennykingdesigns.com.
“The new video and the books have come together so well and were the result of popular demand by customers.”
Jenny, who has been crocheting since being taught two simple stitches when she was just eight, has been passing on her love of crochet since the 1990s and is the author of more than 15 crochet books and countless patterns that cover everything from intricate beaded bags and jewellery to swimwear.
Jenny has taught crochet around Australia and internationally including the US and offers a range of classes from her Sunshine Coast shop, JK Designs.
“Crochet is a rapidly growing trend and continues to increase in popularity as more and more crochet fashions appear on cat walks around the world,” Jenny said.
“I believe, that this, in part, has revived the lost art of crochet and prompted people to want to learn the craft themselves,” Jenny said.