YarnCraft Episode 90 :: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Yarn Development PLUS 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
On this episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee tackle a topic that has come up several times in listener questions. We explore how Lion Brand develops yarns and Liz, as Director of Yarn Development, walks us through the process. From fiber content to what a yarn is used for, we consider many different factors when creating a new product line. Speaking of which, look out for new products from Lion Brand coming to you this fall!
Liz wants to thank Nancy C. from San Antonio for the scrubby made with tulle and cotton!
Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we talk about 10 kinds of Mother’s Day gifts, 5 project ideas and 5 activities including: craft retreats, craft cruises, fiber festivals, and local knit and crochet workshops. Pattern types discussed include:
- Purses, Bags, and Totes
- Socks: Basic Knit Socks, Cozy Crochet Socks, Knit Sweet Home Socks
- Jewelry frames and Crochet Nesting Bowls
- Holiday Amigurumi
Join us again in two weeks, when talk about staying motivated with your yarncrafting into the summer months. We are also joined by knitwear designer and teacher, Sally Melville, who shares with us some thoughts on her garment-making philosophy. 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.
00:11 Intro & welcome
01:35 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
05:10 How Yarns Are Developed at Lion Brand
19:12 Interview with Candace Eisner Strick
27:16 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life – Interview with Nicky Epstein
34:13 Thanks to our listeners and guest