All posts by: Donna Druchunas

About Donna Druchunas
An entrepreneur for over 15yrs, I've dabbled in all kinds of businesses. From self publishing, knit design, website sales, teaching, mentoring, and more. I love to see other people succeed in whatever their endeavor may be. I'll be able to give you a jumpstart to start your business, start a hobby, website, and make you a success in the craft industry. This is my business and it supports me, my husband, three cats, living in a large farmhouse in Vermont USA.

Victorian Knitting Mysteries

Victorian knitting patterns were often mysteries, since there were no diagrams or photos in many of the books. The flower book I have is one of those. This is the only image in the book: Here’s our pattern, in all its dense, textual beauty: I charted the flower petal from our pattern. You start by […]


Victorian Knitting Patterns

That flower pattern is confusing isn’t it? Here is some info about Victorian knitting patterns. Next week, after you have time to play with this a bit, I’ll post a modern version of the instructions. Measurements & Sizing Patterns will be in inches because they were written before the metric system came into use. The […]


Introduce Yourself

Hi Everyone, So far we have about 95 members in the club and we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks. If you’d like to say hi, you can comment below and introduce yourself. By no means is this a requirement and you can be as private as you’d like.


Happy Birthday, Maria Sibylla Merian!

Happy Birthday to Maria Sibylla Merian, our muse for this year’s packages in The Natural History of Knitting club! Maria Sibylla Merian (April 2, 1647 – January 13, 1717) was a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and painted them in great detail. Her careful observations and documentation of the metamorphosis of […]


Colors and Ravelry

Yarn Color I designed this month’s yarn to be the colors of spring tulips. I was inspired by these Endless Spring Purple Tulip bulbs. I had a small selection of purple, burgundy, and red dyes that I combined in different varieties to create a garden like this one. The bulb catalog says, “This stunning collection […]