The main purpose of the Crochet Guild of America is to educate the public about crochet, provide education and networking opportunities, and set a national standard for the quality, art and skill of crochet through creative endeavors.
The Craft Yarn Council of America is the industry's trade association. In addition to sponsoring an educational program, CYCA acts as a clearing house for the craft yarn industry, when possible, answering consumer inquiries and providing links to consumer knitting and crocheting guilds. Plus, it sponsors community-based programs such as Warm Up America and Caps for Kids, which keeps us in touch with thousands of knitters and crocheters around the country.
The Craft and Hobby Association is an international trade association. The association was founded in 1940 and now has over 4,600 member companies. Because all employees of a member company are members of CHA, the association is the world's largest in the craft and hobby industry, representing hundreds of thousands of industry members.
The Knitting Guild of America provides educational and networking opportunities through educational seminars and knitting guilds across the country.
Established in 1974 and incorporated in 1975, The National Needlework Association is a national trade organization comprised of professional designers, manufacturers, publishers, retailers, mail order companies, manufacturer's representatives, and wholesalers of upscale needleart products and services, including hand-painted needlepoint canvases; hand-dyed and specialty crochet, knitting yarns; embroidery, needlepoint, and cross-stitch kits; furniture; notions; gifts; books; publications; accessories; tools and more.
Businesses & Individuals
Nazee's Designs www.craftland.com
Nazanin S. Fard is a designer with more than 250 published designs. She is active in Knitting, Crochet, and Silk Ribbon Embroidery. Her designs are regularly published in magazines such as: Knitting World, Knitting Digest, Crochet Digest, Crafts 'n Things, Pack-O-Fun, Crochet World, Annie's crochet newsletter, Hooked on Crochet, Crafts, Quick & Easy Crochet, Crochet Fantasy, Great American Crafts, RibbonWorks Design Club and Complete Knitting Collection. Her designs are also published in pattern books such as "Quick & Easy Rag Rugs", "Pineapple Wearables", "Knit Heirloom Doilies", "Side-to-Side Sweaters", and "Ultimate Book of Knitted Pineapples".
PetaNet Information Technology www.petanet.com
Is a team of seasoned computer professionals that provides a wide variety of Information Technology services, including infrastructure analysis, design, development, implementation, and security management of information systems and services. PetaNet is the IT partner of Needlecraft University.