About Us

Hi, Marti here and welcome to VINTAGEPROJECTS.SPACE. Are you wondering about the ‘ .space’ extension?

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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 already digitized, we restore digital vintage knitting and crochet patterns so they are crisp and clear. In both cases, we are faithful to the original patterns when reproducing them. What you get are new vintage patterns that are 100% reproduced (not just scanned) and enhanced into downloadable PDFs, booklets and books.

Have you noticed digital vintage patterns are 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? 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 20th and 21st-century patterns 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 and reinvigorate these forgotten crafts.

Why We Do What We Do

Because we wish to preserve the history of knitting, crocheting and other needle arts with modern-day platforms and have them available to the world to use in creative and artistic ways.

A little about me…

I am a clinical analytics- informatics nurse, former critical care nurse, artist (painter),  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 knit first then crochet. Over the years while developing my professional career, these yarn crafts were forgotten for long periods of time. Until 2016.

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4 months post leukemia (AML) and stem cell transplant

2016 was when 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.

I would love for you to sign up, engage, and start a conversation on how knitting, crochet, and other needle arts enhance your life and make it better.

–Marti

Chief Pattern Curator and Engineer

P.S. When you purchase vintage crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns and other vintage items through VintageProjects, a percentage of profits will be donated to the following 3 charities. Check our Philanthropy page. 

  • Be The Match
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Holt International Children’s Servies