Archive | February, 2010

YarnCraft Episode 60 :: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Fiber Artists Ruth Marshall & Nathan Vincent

16 Feb

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On today’s episode, Liz & Zontee chat with artists Ruth Marshall, an artist drawing attention to animal conservation through her knitted animal skins, and Nathan Vincent, an artist focusing on the tension between “masculine” and “feminine”, to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes of these two fiber artists.

How has their art improved their knitting and crocheting? Why are yarncrafts the media in which they’ve chosen to make their pieces? What is the inspiration behind their art? Find out the answers to these questions, and more.

Photo of Gold Jaguar, courtesy of Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery/photo by Maja Kihlstedt.

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Stash This — Ideas for Your Crafting Life: Working with multiple strands of yarn? Learn how to manage them, whether it’s for color-work, working with several strands at once, or even just dealing with multiple ends in a pattern.

This quick Stash This is chock-full of useful facts that you’ll definitely want to hear.

Next episode, join us for spring patterns — need advice on a particular project? Let us know! Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276. We may include you in the next episode!

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YarnCraft Episode 59 :: 20 Valentine’s Day Projects & Learn to Adapt Patterns of All Kinds

2 Feb

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Get inspiration for fun favors and sweet gifts, just in time for Valentine’s Day. On today’s episode, Liz & Zontee share ideas that are quick, easy, and perfect for making with kids and kids at heart.

We also discuss fast-finish, charming gift ideas for your friends and family. Treat your loved ones to a little something special this Valentine’s Day.

Also this season, consider donating to charity organizations as part of your Valentine’s crafting — click here for our Charity Connection to share the love with those in need.

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Stash This — Ideas for Your Crafting Life: Want to customize a pattern? Resize it by substituting with a thicker or thinner yarn! Make a stitch pattern into the project of your dreams! Add embellishments to hats and more! Find out how to do all of these things in today’s very useful Stash This segment! Links discussed include:

Next episode, learn about artists doing amazing things with knitting & crochet. Want to hear about a specific artist? Let us know! Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.

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