Margo Bauman

Margo Bauman

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”
- Stephen Hawking (born January 8, 1942 which was the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death; died March 14, 2018 which was the 139th anniversary of Einstein’s birth)

Raveler #457149

Member Crochet Guild of America

About my Screen Name:
“The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.”
― Ponce Denis Ecouchard Le Brun (11 August 1729 – 31 August 1807)

About my Ravatar:
As Bullwinkle says, “Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat…OOPS! Wrong hat!”

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” - ROBERT FROST

Sign above my front door:
“Because nice matters”

Most days:
Eat. Sleep. Crochet. Repeat.

I’m a member of a woman’s cooperative called New View FiberWorks - Home of the Fuzzy Farmers (a women’s cooperative of fiber enthusiasts in Southern Maryland) where we encourage people to “Upgrade to Handmade.”

Artistic crafts have always been a huge part of my life. As a young child, I learned to crochet from my Grandmother. I’ve also spent time doing embroidery, needlepoint, sewing, craft painting, candle making, braiding, card making, origami, photography, quilling, jewelry making and book folding.

While I spent some time working on crochet projects while growing up, and later in college (my degree is in Civil Engineering), I didn’t devote much time to it until the 2000s. Since then, I’ve won a considerable number of awards for my work. I enjoy incorporating unusual materials (wire, nylon cord from the hardware store, upcycled sweaters, upcycled denim) in my creations.

I started writing crochet patterns in 2015. My very first pattern (called Oh, Honey! Spa Cloth), released on Ravelry in March 2015, was a Crochet Awards (aka the Flamies) Judges Nominee.

I enjoy partnering with Indie dyers to create patterns that highlight their artistic creations.

original designs  

original designs

from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, April 2020
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, March 2020
from Knotions, December 2019
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, January 2019
from Out Of This World
from Out Of This World
from Knotions, November 2018
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, August/September 2018
from Knotions, July 2018
from Knotions, July 2018
from Knotions, April 2018
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, December 2017
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, June 2017
from Knotions, April 2017
from Knotions, March 2017
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Knotions, January 2017
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from Stars with Stripes, Tunisian
from Stars with Stripes, Tunisian
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes
from flyingflower’s flourishes