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About Us

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New Hampshire SoftWare was founded in New Hampshire 35 years ago by Stefan and Joan Silverston to provide Software Consulting services to the thriving computer industry in New England.  Later it moved to  Chandler, Arizona to provide the same services in the snow free South West.

Stefan has since retired.  So, "we" are Joan F Silverston, who has been crocheting for over 60 years and developing software for 50.

The art and history of thread crochet fascinate me and I collect and study all the antique crochet books I can afford, and more.  I finally decided to study those patterns in more depth, charting several which caught my interest and crocheting them.   Then I assembled the results into my publication Antique Crochet, 1840-1900.

Nearly forty years ago, I started using symbol patterns published in Magic Crochet magazine.  When I reached the point in my life where I could choose what software I would write, I started on my long time dream of writing a program which would allow me to transcribe written patterns into charts.  SymblCro is the result.

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Early Work

My long career began with crocheting dresses for these 8-inch dolls.  This is Queen Elizabeth.  I used sewing thread for the lace at her wrists, and an old earring for the headdress.

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Recent Work

This is Tribute to TrishK, designed by James G Davis.

I graphed it in SymblCro and crocheted it from the graph with Cebelia 30.  Alas, I could not reach him to get permission to publish the graph.  So, admire the picture, then go to his site

 http://pandacrochet.8m.com/trish.html  and download the words.