Gallery 4


ALTHEA CROME--Hand knit miniature art garments

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Appearances in Books and Catalogues:

Astounding Knits by Lela Nargi. Published by
Voyageur Press, April 2011. Link

•Merge: Art + Craft + Design by Euphemia Toong. Published by Ginko Press June 2011. Link

Knit Knitavian Style, by Margaret Nock. Published by Author House 2010 LINK

Ripley's Believe it or Not, Special Edition 2010. Published by Scholastic 2009. Link

•The Sundown Salon, Unfolding Archive by Fritz Haeg. Published by Evil Twin Publications. Page 52, Sept. 2009. Link

Women in the Arts, Member Magazine, by Ruth Miller. Published by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. pp 20-21 Spring 2009.

The Culture of Knitting, Joanne Turney, Berg Publishers, August 4, 2009. Link

•The New York review of Books, Women Artists Win! By Ingrid D. Rowland Volume 55, Number 9 May 29, 2008, Link

•Ripley's Believe it or Not, Prepare to be Shocked. Published by Miles Kelley. September 2008. pp 130-131. Link

Reconsidering Color. Postmodern Classical Catalogue, edited by Jeremy George with Wendy Jimenez and Kevin Miller, pp 26-27, New York, The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, 2008

KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting's New Wave by Sabrina Gschwandtner, pp 134-139, New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2007. Link

Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting Catalogue, edited by David Revere McFadden, pp. 60-63, New York, Museum of Arts and Design, 2007

Television, Movies and Radio Appearances:

Knit Happens. Podcast Interview. April 7th, 2010. Portland, Oregon. Link

Discover the Heart of Art; radio talk Show with Kim McCool. Radio Interview with Althea Crome. Davenport, Iowa. November 9th, 2009. Link

The Weekly Special. Miniature Knitter, Profile #2 on PBS produced by Anne Shea, WTIU Bloomington, In 2009 Link

Martha Stewart Show, "The Yarn Show" March 23rd, 2009 (I am in the first segment). Link

Coraline--"Knitwear Creator" , Stop-motion animated fature length film, Laika Studios and Focus Films, Directed by Henry Selick, February 6, 2009. Link

America In The Morning, Radio Interview,, Nov 11, 2008. Link

Knitty Gritty Knitsters, Television profile on the DIY network, Screen Door Production, Episode DKGK-S. July 2008. Link, Knitting Guerrillas Rock the Yarn, Radio Interview with Sabrina Gschwandtner

The Weekly Special "Knitted Art" Television profile on PBS edited and produced by Susanne Schwibs, WTIU Bloomington, Indiana, June 28, 2007. Link

Newspaper and Magazines:

Marche. Crochet and Knit Zakka. Volume 11, 2011. pp 28-29. Link

Keitodamo. Lets Knit Series. Summer issue 2011. japan. pp 52-55. Link

Paula. "XXXS" pg 55 Julio 2009

Surface Design. "Informed Source Althea Crome." Page 48-49 Summer 2009.

Miniature Collector Magazine. "Althea Knits for Coraline." By Mary Kaliski. pg 31 July 2009.

Indianapolis Monthly. "Little Yarn." By Susan Brackny pg 26. March 2009

I ZU 12 International. "Beeindruckend" number 45 Jan/Feb 2009

Women in The Arts. "Miniature Miracles XXXS" by Ruth Miller. Spring 2009.

Wired "The Handmade Tale." February 2009 pp 51 Link
Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009
The Herald Times, "Small Stitches add up to Big Fame" by Mercedes Rodriguez September 29, 2008, Link
Indiana Daily Student, "Nano-Knitting" by Melissa Sokolski, Nov 13, 2008 Link
Dollshouse and Miniature Scene, "Knit and Purl With Bugknits" September 2008 - Number 171 Link
Simply Knitting, Knit One, Purl Fun." p. 106, Issue 40, April 2008
Indianapolis Star, Go,"Knit Wit" by Jenny Elig, p. 20, April 2008 Link
Herrald Times Lifetimes Magazine, "Nano-Knits offer a bugseye view" by Jackie Finch, p. F-2, April 2008
Metro.Co.Uk, Knitting For a Bug's Life, Gavin Bernard, October 30, 2007 Link
Vogue Knitting; Knit Bits "Nano-knitting" by Michelle Wiener, p. 20, Vol23, no. 3, Holiday 2005
Textile Fiber Forum “Adventures in Cyberspace” by Jenny Dowde on Althea Merback, pp 19-20, Vol. 24, Issue 4, No. 80, The Gap, Australia, 2005. Link
Knitknit “Althea Merback knits Miniatures” by Emily Spivak, pp16-17, Issue #3, New York, NY, January 2004
Miniature Collector: “Bugknits” article and color photos by Mary Kaliski, pp 22-29, Livonia MI, April 2004
Miniature Collector “New York, New York” by Mary kaliski, Color Photo, p.34, Livonia MI, January 2004
International Guild of Miniature Artisans Current brochure, color photo, 2004
Dolls in Miniature “Bugknits; Althea Merback’s Passion for a Challenge ” by Amy Wagner, article, photos and patterns, pp24-30, Vol XIII, issue 1, Cleveland Ohio, Spring 2003
Dollhouse Miniatures “Colorful In-Vest-Ment” Pattern and color photos, by Althea Merback, Waukesha, WI May 2003
Dollhouse Miniatures “Show Scene” by Nick and Ester Fordor, color photo, p. 62, Waukesha, WI, Feb. 2003
Guild News Letter 3.2 “Althea Merback, Miniature Knitter,” Tel Aviv, Israel; March, 2002


TheOregonian,, More on Althea Crome, the "Coraline" movie and party after the premiere, by Peggy McMullen, The Oregonian March 01, 2009 07:07AM, Feb 17 2009, Link, Miniature Knitter, By Jessica Allan February 2009
TheOregonian,, "Coraline" and tiny little sweaters and gloves , by Peggy McMullen, The Oregonian February 06, 2009, Althea Crome, Bugknits and Coraline!!!, February 2009, Bugknits Miniature Knitting, July 5, 2008, Unbelievable Knitting Skills, June 2008, Itsy Bitsy Knitting, May 2008,
Knitter A La Carte, January, 2008
Museum of Arts and Design, Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting., Althea Crome Merback's Microknitting. November 9th, 2007, Knitting for a Bug's Life, Tuesday, October 30, 2007, Bug sized knit outfits, October 3, 2007, Gems among the Purls in Fall Magazines, Posted by pmcmullen August 31, 2007,
Monday Inspiration: Althea Merback, June 18, 2007, Crafting art out of tradition, Volume 76, Number 41 | March 7 - 13, 2007, Craft Kills: Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting , February 28, 2007, Thread alert: Textile artists unfurl counterculture knits in a new exhibit. Granny would be so disappointed, Time Out New York / Issue 591 : Jan 25–31, 2007, The intrepid Art Collector, December 27, 2006, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

Group Exhibitions
2010-2011 Bata Shoe Museum. "Socks" April 2010-July 2011.

2009-2010 Monroe County History Center. "Size Does Matter; The History of Miniatures" Bloomington, IN.

2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale. South Korea.

2009 Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting Scottsdale Museum of Contempotary Art. Scottsdale. .2008 Re-Considering Color: Postmodern Classical II, Onassis Cultural Center, New York, NY
2008 Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2008 Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
2007 Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2005 Pocketsize; Our Fascination with the Miniature, Post Picasso Gallery
2004 Knitknit New York Book for issue #3, Printed Matter, New York, NY
2004 Knitknit, Sundown Salon at Fritz Haeg Studios, Hollywood, CA

Shows (Selection)
2009 Tom Bishop's Chicago International, Chicago, IL
2009 IGMA Show, Teaneck NJ
2008 Philadlphia Miniaturia, Langhorne, PA
2008 Tom Bishop's Chicago International, Chicago, IL
2008 Guild Show (upcoming), Teaneck, New Jersey
2007 Tom Bishop's Chicago International, Chicago, IL
2006 The Guild Show, New York, NY
2006 Tom Bishop ’s Chicago International, Chicago, IL
2005 Guild Show, New York, NY
2005 Tom Bishops Chicago International, Chicago, IL
2004 The Guild Show, Rye Brooke, New York

Collections-Public and Private (selection)

Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City, KS
Museum Center, collection of Kathleen Savage Browning, Maysville, KY
Mary Fisher, West Palm Beach, FL
Duffy Wineman, Bloomfield Village, MI
Terry and Stuart Kleeman, Middletown, New York

Guild School Study Program 2006 1/12 figure sculpting with Jamie Carrington
Guild School Study Program 2005 1/12 scale French bebe with Tracey Meeker, 1/12 scale Scrimshaw Box with Steve Jedd
1/12 scale Japanese Mirror Box with Mark Murphy
Guild School Study Program 2004; 1/12 scale ballroom gown with Maria Santos;1/12 scale Dressing Case with Goeff Wonnocott
Guild School Study Program 2003; 1/12 Scale room box construction with Alison Ashby and Steve Jedd
B.S. 1988 School of Allied Medicine, Ohio State University

Teaching Experience

  • 2009 1/12 scale Child's Cardigan (12 hour class) The Guild School, Castin Maine.
    2008 Mittens 12 hour class and Boots (12 hour class), The Guild School, June 2008, Castine Maine.
    2006 Full Scale Glove workshop, Bloomington, IN 2004 1/12 scale knitted sweater and hat, Yarns Unlimited, Bloomington, IN
    2004 1/12 scale knitting workshop and lecture, Castine, ME

  • Awards/ Memberships
    2008 Awarded Fellow Membrship, International Guild of Miniature Artisans
    2003 Awarded Artisan Membership International Guild of Miniature Artisans
    2002 General Membership International Guild of Miniature Artisans

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