Linda Ligon


What does dirt have to do with it?

With earth-stained hands, humans make our mark.

Practical Crochet? Give Me a Break

What did these Victorians know about practical? What were they thinking?

Keeping Traditions Alive

An homage to one of the Navajo Nation's most accomplished dyers and cultural keepers.

The Magic of Seven: At What Age Did You Learn to Craft?

Historically, and often out of necessity, children were taught to spin, knit, weave, and do other forms of needlework at a young age. How old were you when you first took needle and yarn in hand?

Linda’s Feed-Sack Dress

Linda Ligon recalls going to the feed store with her mother and shopping for sacks for a feed-sack dress.

Rules for Teaching a Child to Tat

Teaching a child to tat in the oppressive Oklahoma summer heat presents certain challenges. Here are a few rules to keep in mind to make the experience more enjoyable for all involved.

Knitting on Peru’s Taquile Island

If you’re a knitter, and even if you’re not, you’ll marvel at the sight of men in handsome traditional dress strolling along the paths knitting fine, intricate caps.

Welsh Lace

This is a sad story. It’s the story of young love, transatlantic voyages, early demise, heartbreak, a family wrenched apart, and a bit of handmade lace that survived.

Like Disappearing Ink

Here’s the story of how Linda Ligon's son got lost in Tunis and discovered a not-quite-magical cloak.