On 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:
- How much to charge for hand knitting from Flory Knits
- Gothamist Interview with Magda Sayeg of KnittaPlease
- Keep the Fleece
- Robyn Love
- Video of the Crocheted Water Tower Cozy
- Brooklyn Tweed
To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com, or call us and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. In two weeks, join us for another episode of YarnCraft, when we’ll be sharing ideas for getting a jump-start on your holiday yarncrafting. It’s all about Christmas in July. What are you making for this holiday season? Share your thoughts and you may be included in our next episode!
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
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