Archive | June, 2009

YarnCraft Episode 44 :: Easy Ways to Sell Your Knit & Crochet Goods Locally

30 Jun

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This a shorter-format episode of YarnCraft, designed to be the perfect length for on-the-go listening.

On this week’s episode of YarnCraft, Liz and Zontee talk about easy ways to get started selling your knit and crocheted items. They talk about what types of items to sell and where to sell your creations. This episode focuses on small, simple, local ways to get started. If you’re interested in more information about selling online, take a listen to episode 12, and if you’re interested in designing or getting into the yarn industry as a career, consider coming to the Crochet Guild of America’s Professional Development Day at the Knit & Crochet Show.

Liz and Zontee also talk with Tamie Snow of Roxy Craft and Cindy Liu of Archicraft at Bazaar Bizaare, an indie craft fair.

Patterns discussed include:

Yarn Suggestions for Edging:

Books and links discussed on the episode:

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! In two weeks, join us for another episode of YarnCraft, when we’ll be talking about yarn-bombing, yarn as art, and expressing yourself through your creations. How do you express yourself through art? Share your thoughts and you may be included in our next episode!

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YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids 02 :: Have Fun with Group Craft Projects

23 Jun

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This is the second episode of our special series, Summer Crafting with Kids, coming to you on alternate Tuesdays when YarnCraft’s regular episodes aren’t on. Join us all summer long!

Today’s episode YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids focuses on fun projects perfect for trading, sharing, and making together. Liz & Zontee give ideas about how to use crafts to encourage kids to inspire each other, work together, and create great things to give to each other.

Also, find out which lucky listener won our random drawing from our first Summer Crafting with Kids episode!

Patterns discussed include:

Tutorials discussed in the episode include: French knot, duplicate stitch, and blanket stitch.

Live in New York City? Your kids and teens can knit and crochet with special classes at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio — click here for more info.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Join us next week for a new episode of YarnCraft, all about selling your knit & crochet goods locally OR join is in two weeks for the next episode of Summer Crafting with Kids. Share your favorite tip or story about crafting with kids — We’d love to include you the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 43 :: Color & Fun — Projects for Your Modern Baby

16 Jun

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This is the second of our shorter-format podcasts for the summer, designed to be the perfect length for yarncrafters on the go.

We love getting questions from our listeners, so when Ann-Marie in South Africa asked for trendy, contemporary baby patterns, we knew what we had to do.

On today’s episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee take a look at the world of babies and ways to inject some fun and whimsy into your baby-yarncrafting.

Find out what colors will stimulate your child and the best easy-care yarns for on-the-go parents.

Patterns discussed include:

Because of our shorter-format podcasts for the summer, this week we bring you two interviews from the world’s largest DIY festival, Maker Faire, in lieu of our regular Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life segment. Join us as we speak with Stefanie Bryant of Handknit Heroes and Moxie & Brookelynn Morris, felt artists extraordinaires. AND click here for Feltique Brookelynn’s new book.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! In two weeks, join us for another episode of YarnCraft, when we’ll be talking about turning your yarncrafting into a business. Have questions or tips? Share them and you may be in our next episode!

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YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids 01 :: Create the Perfect Craft Corner

9 Jun

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This is our FIRST episode of our special series, Summer Crafting with Kids, coming to you on alternate Tuesdays when YarnCraft’s regular episodes aren’t on. Join us all summer long!

On today’s episode of YarnCraft – Summer Crafting with Kids,  Liz & Zontee go over all the essentials for a great crafting space for your kids. Also, find out at least 10 different ways your kids can have fun with yarn.

Get a sneak peak of what this series has in store AND find out how you can win a yarncrafting package for crafting with your kids!

Patterns discussed include:

For those in New York City with kids who want to knit/crochet (Yarncrafting with Your Kids) or with teens who want to work on their own projects and get some guidance on techniques (Teen Crafting Club), check out classes at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio  by clicking here.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Join us next week for a new episode of YarnCraft, all about chic baby projects OR join is in two weeks for the next episode of Summer Crafting with Kids. Do you have a favorite tip or story about crafting with kids? Let us know! We’d love to include you the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 42 :: Make Stylish Projects for Summer & Quick Grad Gift Ideas

2 Jun

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This is the first of our shorter-format podcasts for the summer, designed to be the perfect length for yarncrafters on the go. Listen to them while taking 15 minutes for yourself, in the car, or even while walking the dog! Want even more YarnCraft? Join us next week for the first of our special series, Summer Crafting with Kids, coming to you on alternate Tuesdays when YarnCraft’s regular episodes aren’t on.

On today’s episode of YarnCraft, we feature great ideas for the season. From great summer projects to that special category of graduation gifts, Liz & Zontee have ideas for you. The ladies of YarnCraft also share interviews from the Knit & Crochet Show that took place last month in Portland, OR, including one with designer Lily Chin, previously featured on buy viagra canadian.

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Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life — This time on Stash This, we share a feature of the organization afghans for Afghans, whose volunteers and founder, Ann Rubin, share insights into this great organization and some of the stories from behind the scenes.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! Next week will be our first Summer Crafting with Kids episode. Do you have a favorite tip or story about crafting with kids? Let us know! We’d love to include you the next episode!

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