YarnCraft Episode 45 :: Express Yourself Through Yarncrafts & Interview with Brooklyn Tweed

14 Jul

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Yarn-cozied bike rack at the Lion Brand Yarn StudioOn this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee take a look at yarncrafting as a means of expression — we discuss artists utilizing yarncrafts for political and social expression, out-of-the-ordinary “yarn-bombing” or yarn graffiti, and projects that involve contributions from yarncrafters from all over the world.

We are also joined by Jared Flood, Brooklyn Tweed, a blogger and designer who showcases his knitting and photography on brooklyntweed.blogspot.com. Jared shares his tips for taking great photos and tells us how he got started yarncrafting.

Links discussed include:

Detail of Yarn-cozied bike rack

Detail of yarn-cozied bike rack

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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 & Welcome
01:15 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
03:04 Listeners’ Comments and Pricing Handmade Goods
09:59 Yarncrafting Art
16:21 Interview with Brooklyn Tweed
23:27 Thanks to our guests

  • http://restlessgrace.blogspot.com Grace

    In response to your question about yarn as an art medium:
    I don’t think that yarn should be reserved for useful creativity alone. I think it is perfectly acceptable to use yarn as it is to use a camera, paint, pencils, clay, etc. when creating art. That said, I think I prefer art that is beautiful to art that merely means something, but art that is both beautiful and meaningful is most interesting to me.
    I think the water tower cosie and the bike rack cosies are adorable and fun. They call attention to familiar shapes throught the unusal colors and textures…. interesting juxtaposition.

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