YarnCraft Episode 102 :: Our 3 Favorite Trends in Home Decor PLUS Quick & Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

11 Oct

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On this episode of YarnCraft, we cozy up with home decor trends. Liz & Zontee share ideas for translating their 3 favorite trends into yarncrafting projects, as well as ideas for fast-finish projects that are perfect for a mini-home-makeover. Get great ideas that you can put to use right away!

Patterns discussed include:

On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee share tips for becoming a knit or crochet designer. Find out their top 6 pieces of advice to freelance designers. Learn more about the Crochet Guild of America’s Professional Development Day and what it can do for up-and-coming designers on the CGOA website.

We also share interviews with the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, and editor-in-chief of Interweave Crochet, Marcy Smith for their perspectives on Professional Development Day.

Join us again in two weeks, when we talk about garment construction techniques. Do you make garments? If so, what are your favorite ways of putting them together? Top-down, in pieces, all in one, side-to-side? Leave 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.

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

Show Notes:
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:43 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
05:46 Home Decor Project Ideas
18:24 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
27:36 Interview with Drew Emborsky
30:42 Interview with Marcy Smith
36:17 Thanks to our listeners and guests

  • C_bluemke

    Really enjoy your podcast with Drew Emborsky – have to admit I’m a Drew fan!

  • Dee bee

    I’m really glad that you mentioned the 4 1/2 hour and 5 1/2 hour afghans. I’ve made 3 afghans on Q hooks, two 4 1/2 hour afghans, one in Vanna’s and a 2nd in Jiffy. Many years ago, Womans Day Magazine sold a kit for an afghan made with 3 strands of Homespun and a Q hook, I no longer have the pattern, but is was my first speed hook project. On my hook and needles now is a scarf made from trellis and moonlight mohair that I found in m stash and the textured treasure speed stix afghan. As you can see I LOVE these projects. They fit my busy lifestyle. What’s missing are accessories. If you don’t get gauge, you have a problem, no smaller or larger sizes. No notions are available to make the work easier; and with knitting, the needle size makes large projects a challenge. PLEASE make more products for this craft, a circ needle, row counter and stitch markers would be a great start.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft Podcast

    Hi Dee bee, thanks for the suggestions! We’ll pass them along. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out The BagSmith or Stitch Diva, both of which, carry some great big stitch products. I think Stitch Diva has the size 50 circs!

  • Nancy Arnott

    Thanks for showing us crocheters so much love! There was lots to enjoy in this episode, especially the Chain Link interviews with Drew and Marcy. And in the Hooks and Needles section, I was tickled to hear that Zontee’s fall sweater project is the same one I’m working on — Linda Permann’s Peanut Butter Cardigan.:)

  • http://profiles.google.com/wzrdreams Grace Jones

    Wow, I missed this episode and am listening to it now. This is a great one. I really appreciate your honest opinions and tips for entering the profession.

    Also, I now really want to go knit and weave a bunch of pillows. I’ve been loving the LB Fisherman wool / Vanna’s Glamour felted pillow patterns.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft Podcast

    Glad to hear it, Grace! Let us know if you have any questions.