Donna Wolfe has been a "yarnie" for over thirty-five years. Her NaztaziaA(R) YouTube craft tutorial channel has grown to almost 200,000 subscribers. Donna's basic crochet video has over 6.5 million views, and her Broomstick Lace videos have more than 1.5 million views. Donna's website, naztazia.com, gets tens of thousands of unique visitors daily. She is a member of Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) and The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA). When she's not working with yarn, she serves as a business consultant as well as an instructor of IT courses at local colleges and universities. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, David, two children Sarah and Shawn, and her puppy, Bella.
Broomstick Lace Crochet: A New Look at a Vintage Stitch with 20 Stylish Designs covers a type of lace crochet made using a huge needle ("broomstick") and a crochet hook--and this means that projects can be completed in hours rather than days. The author's step-by-step discussions of these techniques includes the basics of how to increase and decrease so newcomers to crochet can access the projects, while those seeking a particular focus on the broomstick lace style will find hats, skirts, tops, and more that represent an array of patterns and approaches. The result is a fine survey that offers many new options to crochet workers at all stages of craft. -- Diane Donovan The Bookwatch, February 2016