Archive | March, 2008

YarnCraft Episode 12 :: Selling Your Knit/Crocheted Goods on Etsy & Tips on Customizing with Color

25 Mar

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The Lion Brand team takes a trip to Etsy Labs in Brooklyn to get the scoop of the people behind Etsy.com, a marketplace for all things handmade. Liz and Zontee talk to Etsy’s Matthew Stinchcomb, Charles Smith, and Mary Andrews (knitter, seller, and Lion Brand fan) about the story behind this cool website, as well as tips on how you too can be a seller.

Etsy crocheted coffee spill Check out a special interview with Vanna White, Lion Brand’s spokesperson for over 13 years, on the Storque, Etsy’s newsletter.

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee talk about how to customize projects with colors, the meanings of colors, and color-focused patterns. Patterns discussed are:

We recommend the book, The Prayer Shawl Ministry, as a source of inspiration for using Homespun colors that coordinate with birthstones.

To share your thoughts, post a comment on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! We may even feature you in an upcoming episode! Answer this week’s question: what are some ways you’ve customized projects? For our next episode, share with us stories about teaching your children to knit or crochet!

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YarnCraft Episode 11 :: Yarn as Art & Easy Ways to Add Excitement to Your Projects

11 Mar

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Glowing Colors AfghanWhat happens when art meets craft? In this episode, we ask Natalie Zee Drieu, senior editor of Craft Magazine, and Sabrina Gschwandtner, editor and founder of the Knit Knit art journal to share their takes on the relationship between yarncrafting and art–from the resurgence of knitting and crochet to yarn “graffiti” and “subversive knitting.” Also, find out about easy ways to embellish your projects in our regular segment, Stash This.

See more of the cool things going on in the craft world at the Craft Magazine blog.

To see Sabrina’s artwork, visit KnitKnit.net/Sabrina.

If you want to get involved in collaborative or subversive stitching, websites Sabrina recommends include:
Knitta Please
Microrevolt
Revolutionary Knitter’s Circle

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Liz and Zontee share easy tricks for making even beginner project look impressive. Patterns discussed are:

Yarns discussed are Homespun, Ruffles, and Sasha.

To leave your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! We may even feature you in an upcoming episode!

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