Marie Segares, Proprietress of the Underground Crafter, has been crocheting for over 25 years. She learned to crochet during summers spent with her maternal grandmother. Marie is also a knitter, quilter, embroiderer, and soapmaker.
Marie is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Crochet and Knitting Instructor (Level I) and Certified Crochet and Knitting Teacher (Level II). She specializes in teaching individual and small group crochet lessons for beginner through advanced intermediate students and knitting classes for beginner students. In addition to private lessons, Marie has also taught through the Adult School of Montclair, Barnard College Mini Course Program, the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, the DC 37 Saturday Activity Program, the Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival (2011), Michaels Manhattan, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, the North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival (2011, 2012), and the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival (2013).
In addition to teaching, Marie designs her own patterns and makes handmade items for sale by commission, at New York area craft fairs, and on Etsy. All of her patterns can be found on her Ravelry designer page. (You do not have to be a Ravelry member to see or buy the patterns.)
Marie is an Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a Designer/Teacher member of The Knitting Guild Association. Marie is also a member of the New York City Crochet Guild and Blogs by Latinas.