Margaret Hubert moved to Pawling in 1975. A renowned designer, she creates colorful, magical, and charming woolen clothing apparel, accessories, and so much more with her crochet hooks and knitting needles.
Mrs. Hubert began in the needle arts business in 1963 as co-owner of a small yarn shop. Following this, she worked as a needlework instructor at Bloomingdales in White Plains, where she was invited to publish a book on her favorite subject. Since that time, she has published twenty books, the most recent being Crochet Lace for the Adventurous Crotchetier, to be released this December. Her many other books include: The Granny Square Book, November, 2011; Learn How to Freeform Crochet, December. 2010; The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, July, 2010; and The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, December, 2009. In addition, she has completed two tutorial DVDs on Free Form Knitting and Free Form Crochet and written numerous articles for knitting and crocheting publications and magazines.
Mrs. Hubert teaches knitting and crocheting throughout the United States and abroad and has most recently taught a course in Australia. She has widely exhibited her works in textiles including a special crocheted sculpture depicting “a crocheted world, with women putting it back together” in Israel, England, Denmark and Australia, the figures in native costume.
Mrs. Hubert loves her work and has shared her copious designs and teachings through the internet as well. At present, Mrs. Hubert has started yet another book with “contents and title still under wraps.” This June, Mrs. Hubert will be honored by being inducted into the Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame at an event in New Hampshire where she will also be teaching.
Mrs. Hubert also loves to teach close to home. Every Monday morning she teaches with Marie Stewart at The Yarn and Craft Box in the Village of Pawling. This writer first met Margaret Hubert at a meeting of The Pawling Shakespeare Club several years ago. Mrs. Hubert was wearing a beautiful sweater for which this writer complimented her. Mrs. Hubert replied with a simple and gracious “Thank You.” Later she learned (from others) about Mrs. Hubert’s vast accomplishments. “Fascinating,” the writer thought … “One day I hope to share this….” Thank you, Margaret, for your timeless creations.
Margaret Hubert’s webpage (displaying her original designs and creations), blog and U-tube article, as well as her interview with Pawling Public Radio, may be accessed by connecting with the following sites:
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