YarnCraft Episode 84 :: Experience Entrelac with Gwen Bortner PLUS Insider Outlooks for 2011: Interviews from TNNA pt 2
This time on YarnCraft, Zontee and guest co-host Michelle of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, the Lion Brand retail store in NYC, explore the world of entrelac — a technique to make woven-looking or almost harlequin-looking fabric — with Gwen Bortner, author of the new book, Entree to Entrelac.
Patterns discussed on this episode include:
- Knit Cottage Wrist Warmers
- Knit Jonah’s Hoodie (garter stitch baby sweater)
- Knit Shaped Cable Top
- Knit Tumbling Blocks Blankie
- Crochet Enticing Baby Afghan
We also share two more interviews from our Insider Outlooks for 2011 mini-series, from the TNNA trade show that took place last month in Long Beach, CA. Join Zontee as she interviews the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, and Leslye Borden of Handmade Especially for You, a non-profit making comfort scarves to distribute to shelters for abused women.
Plus on today’s Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we take a quick look at quick Valentine’s Day projects. Patterns discussed include:
- Crochet Valentine Envelopes
- Knit Valentine Pouch
- Knit Valentine’s Day Mittens
- Crochet Heart Pillow
- Knit Valentine Banner
- Family Chic’s Crafted Yarn Words via Craft
- Crochet Heartfelt Bunny
- Crochet Heartfelt Bear
- Crochet Amigurumi Love Birds
- Crochet Holiday Garland (with pom-poms)
Join us again in two weeks, when we share interviews from last month’s Vogue Knitting Live and from popular bloggers, Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan. As always, we want to hear from you — what you’re working on, your questions, and your comments. Post a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:39 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s Hooks & Needles
03:37 Listener Questions
05:56 An Introduction to Entrelac & Interview with Gwen Bortner
17:29 Insider Outlooks for 2011 pt. 2
25:50 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
31:02 Thanks to our listeners and guests