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

Star Cluster Mitts
Knotions, April 2021
Scraptastic Shawl
Knotions, February 2021
Jingle All The Way (ornament)
flyingflower’s flourishes
Shell Point Cowl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Shown in KnitCircus Ringmaster
Perky Poncho
Knotions, October 2020
Tunisian Diamonds Shawl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Lacy Lines Shawl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Engla Shawl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Nemea Shawl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Elocin Shawl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Textured Tunisian Towel
flyingflower’s flourishes
Warm Pi Scarf
Knotions, March 2020
Points of Light
Knotions, December 2019
Scenic Drive
flyingflower’s flourishes
Delphi
flyingflower’s flourishes
Sunny Honey Infinity Scarf (Tunisian)
flyingflower’s flourishes
LUE Shawl
Knotions, January 2019
Spiral Nebula Hat
flyingflower’s flourishes
Orbital Cowl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Fluttery Fritillary Shawl
Knotions, November 2018
Herringbone Hands
flyingflower’s flourishes
Two Tone Honeycomb Cloth (Tunisian)
flyingflower’s flourishes
Caitriona Shawl
Knotions, August/September 2018
Leslie's Belt
Knotions, July 2018
Slype potholder or coaster
Knotions, July 2018
Elis
Knotions, April 2018
Cacophony
flyingflower’s flourishes
Olympia CSW
flyingflower’s flourishes
Hat Trick +1
Knotions, December 2017
Viral Shells Shawl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Truncated Triangle
flyingflower’s flourishes
Tunisian Points
Knotions, June 2017
Shakti Yoga Socks
Knotions, April 2017
Coiling Cowl
flyingflower’s flourishes
Tunisian PI Wrap
flyingflower’s flourishes
Illusion Heart Dishcloth
Knotions, January 2017
Lucky Seven Star (Tunisian)
flyingflower’s flourishes
Tunisian Star Shape
Stars with Stripes, Tunisian
Tunisian Knit Star
Stars with Stripes, Tunisian
Tunisian Flower Power
flyingflower’s flourishes
Honey Bunny Tunisian Cloth
flyingflower’s flourishes
Heart Health Scarf
flyingflower’s flourishes
Honey Love
flyingflower’s flourishes
Fit Mitts
flyingflower’s flourishes
Sunset Sail
flyingflower’s flourishes
Oh, Honey! Spa Cloth
flyingflower’s flourishes