Archive | June, 2010

YarnCraft Episode 69 :: How to Start & Promote Your Own Knitting & Crochet Group

22 Jun

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Knitting, crocheting, and yarncrafts are a great way to connect to others, and on today’s episode we’re taking that concept to the next level and helping you to organize your own yarncrafting get-togethers, whether informal or formal. Liz & Zontee share tips on starting your own knitting, crochet, or yarncrafting group.We also hear from you, our listeners, about the yarncrafting groups you belong to and why you enjoy them.

Already a part of a group? Get tips on how to promote your group and attract new members!

Looking for a club in your area? OR want to list the club you belong to? Click here for the Lion Brand Club Finder.

On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about gifts for your grad! Whether they’re graduating 5th grade or college, we have ideas for celebrating this big milestone with that special someone.

Patterns discussed include:

Join us in two weeks when we talk about teaching others knitting & crochet skills, whether that’s sharing a new technique with your guild or yarncrafting group OR teaching kids at a local enrichment program. Do you have tips on teaching others? Share your thoughts with us! 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 68 :: Summer Fun: Interviews from Maker Faire & Travel Tips for Crafters

8 Jun

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Summer is a time for travel and trips — so join Liz & Zontee as they share their travels and tips for yours! The girls of YarnCraft just got back from their trip to Maker Faire Bay Area, and so they share interviews with crafters, artists, and fiber enthusiasts of all sorts, taking part in this festival for all things DIY.

Get a peak of what the event is like, what Lion Brand taught and exhibited (like the argyle giraffe at the left), and find out when Maker Faire will be coming to YOUR area!

Links discussed on the show include:

Want to see all of Zontee’s photos from Maker Faire? Click here for her Flickr set or click here to read her blog post on the Lion Brand Notebook!

On today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee share their souped-up tips for super travels. Find out which extras will serve you well on your summer trips, as well as how to pack fun projects for yourself, as well as the kids in your life.

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Join us in two weeks for ideas and tips on starting your own yarncrafting group, or just promoting the one you’re already a part of to increase membership. Are you part of a yarncrafting group? What do you enjoy making together? What makes your group special? What’s your favorite part?  Share your thoughts with us! 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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Four More Transcripts!

1 Jun

We’ve just added transcripts for episodes 58, 59, 66, and 67 to our Transcripts page. Click here to see all of our transcripts and re-visit some of your favorite YarnCraft episodes!

And don’t forget to check back next Tuesday for a brand NEW episode.