About Us

owner-of-vintageproject.spaceHi, Marti here and welcome to VINTAGEPROJECTS.SPACE.  Are you wondering about the  ‘ .space’ extension?  .SPACE after your domain name is for passionate and driven individuals who want to make a difference in the world and is perfect for creative self-starters.

At VINTAGEPROJECTS.SPACE, we convert paper crochet and knitting patterns into digital formats. With patterns that are already digitized, we restore digital vintage knitting and crochet patterns so they are crisp and clear. Essentially, what you are getting are new vintage patterns that are 100% reproduced (not scanned) and enhanced into downloadable PDFs, booklets and books.

Have you noticed digital vintage patterns as blurry, unreadable or just plain unusable? Well, there are a number of reasons for this, which is not covered here but a great topic to write about! The patterns you purchase through vintageprojects.space are crisp, clear and easy to read.  All of this is done with special applications and a whole lot of passion.

What good are vintage and antique knitting, crochet,  needle arts patterns, and sewing instructions if they are not accessible to the world, and in a format that is useable?  These patterns link us to our individual family histories as well as to the larger global knitting, crochet and needle arts communities.  That said, Vintage Projects offers The BEST patterns that are clear, easy to read, at a reasonable price.

We also experiment with patterns from the19th, 20th and 21st centuries with modern-day tools, equipment, and supplies. The insights and techniques gleaned from working with antique and vintage patterns are explained and posted here with the hope of starting an ongoing global conversation.

Why We Do What We Do

Because we wish to preserve the history of knitting, crocheting and other needle arts into modern-day platforms as well as use these patterns in creative and artistic ways.

A little about me… 

I am a clinical analytics- informatics nurse, former critical care nurse, artist (painter) and avid knitter and crocheter, and lover of the outdoors.

When I was young, a few neighborhood friends were doing something with yarn and I inquired, “What are you doing?” After receiving their explanations, I became fascinated with the idea of making something wonderful with just a piece of string and a stick.  Having no one to really teach me, I taught myself to first knit and then crochet. Over the years while developing my professional career, these yarn crafts were forgotten for long periods of time. Until 2016.

In 2016 I was diagnosed with 2 types of leukemia (CMML and AML) and needed a stem cell transplant to save my life. Since recovering, I am a passionate advocate for other patients and families struggling with stem cell transplant recovery, education and national non-profit organizations that help them.

25% of profits are donated to the following charities: Be The Match, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Holt International Children’s Services.

Be The Match (bethematch.org) is the international registry and matching service for bone marrow donors and patients.

Be The Match® is the hub of a global transplant network that connects 473 leading centers worldwide, including 152 transplant centers in the United States and 31 international transplant centers.  All centers in their network must meet their quality standards. These standards are put in place to make sure that donors and patients receive high-quality care and government standards are met.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (lls.org) is the US national organization for blood cancers, patient and family support services, and research.

Holt International Children’s Services (holt international.org) provides foster care & adoption services in nearly every country. The main headquarters is in Eugene, OR.

I would love for you to sign up, engagee, and start a conversation on how knitting, crochet, and other needle arts are fun in your life.

–Marti

P.S. As noted above, when you purchase vintage crochet and knitting patterns and other vintage lovelies through VintageProjects, 25% of profits will be donated to 3 charities.