YarnCraft Episode 24 :: Embellishing with Color, Trims, Flowers, and more — with special guest Nicky Epstein

9 Sep

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Felted FlowersMake every project special by adding that extra something. In today’s episode, the YarnCraft girls talk embellishment. Liz and Zontee talk about intarsia, Fair Isle, and other color techniques, as well as duplicate stitch, cross stitch, and embroidery. We take a look at Picture Perfect Knits, a new book with great charts for these techniques. We then talk about trims and edgings, tassels and fringe, flowers, and other embellishments. Learn tricks to make these classic techniques new again. Visit our StitchFinder for various knit and crochet trims, or check out our newsletter for the Trim of the Week.

Patterns discussed include:

Nicky Epstein, master of embellishment techniques, joins us for an interview in this fun and informative episode. Find out what’s the one piece of advice she gives to yarncrafters! Click here to see her books.

Also, find out how you can add flair to everything from gifts to memory boards with yarn!

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Discover how variations on using multiple yarns held together can add depth and texture to your projects.

Patterns discussed include:

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Our next episode will be about fall trends. Do you have a favorite fall project? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

Show Notes:
00:12 Intro and welcome
01:18 Embellishing your projects
15:03 Interview with Nicky Epstein
23:17 More ideas from Liz & Zontee
27:29 Stash This
34:15 Thanks to our guests

  • http://byneedleandthread.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    There seems to be an error opening the file. Also the direct dowload page won’t load. I can listen to #23 just fine. So seems the problem is just with #24. Thanks for such a great podcast!

  • Burma Bochner

    Like Sarah, I can’t get podcast #24. I just get a message about some “Error” I have made! Help! I need my Zontee and Liz fix!

  • Trisha

    This pod cast isn’t working. And I really want to listen.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Everyone,

    Sorry for the technical problem–the podcast should be up and running now!


  • http://www.thecrochetside.com Brianna

    Hey girls–this episode is still not available via iTunes. The feed refuses to update for me.

    I’ve downloaded the episode directly, and so far it’s been working.

    Thanks for the podcast! :)

  • Rebecca

    It is so annoying that I get the emails and it promises certain info ( this week it was info on making things for soldiers and last week it was something else) and when I click the link I never see what was promised. Perhaps it’s only for people that want to hear a podcast but I really HATE podcasts and I don’t want to have to download one on my slow internet to get the info that I came here for. NOT PLEASED

    Zontee says: Hi Rebecca, sorry for the confusion. The newsletter did in fact have an article about knitting & crocheting for soldiers in it. The podcast is on embellishing, specifically. Articles are further down your newsletter, and you may have to scroll down to see pictures and articles. If you don’t see any pictures or graphics at all, then you may need to add our domain (@babysoft.lionbrand.com) to your “safe sender list” or you can always see our newsletters online at LionBrand.com by clicking on the “Newsletter Archive” link on the left-hand side.

  • Rosemarie

    Still not fixed on iTunes. Only episodes 15 – 23 are available from iTunes as of today. I can listen to 24 at the website but I love listening on my iPod. Any idea when this issue will really be fixed?

  • yolan

    Also not getting podcast from i-tunes.Have been trying for 4 -5 days. Can listen on the computer but I would like it on my ipod. Help as I am missing the most recent episode which looks like a good one

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Ladies,

    We’ve already let iTunes know that there’s a problem. In the meantime, please right-click (Ctrl+click on Macs) on the “Direct Download” link above and save the file to your computer. Then you can import it into iTunes like you would any other sound file, and when you sync to your iPod, you can upload it. Hope that helps!


  • http://www.crochecaprichado.blogspot.com Giovanina

    Hi, I’m pleased with this episode because you ladies talked about embellishments and color work, this is very interesting matter for me. It is good to discover that we don’t need to weave like crazzy in the ends , it’s easier to carry the yarn strands toghether like you’ve said in the podcast. Thank’s!

  • Harriett

    I’m inspired now to do more embellishments after listening to this podcasts.

  • Cheryl W

    I made the fast finish throw….did not add the fringe, but knitted 8in I-cords. 4 I-cords per corner, each cord an individual corner. Then gathered the 4 I-cords together and made an overhand knot.

  • Lourdes Orive

    Hi there – I’m still having problems importing this file into iTunes. Can you please contact them again about updating the podcast with episode 24? Thanks!!

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Everyone,

    Episode #24 is now on iTunes!


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