Archive | June, 2012

More Ways to Listen to YarnCraft–Wherever You Are!

26 Jun

There are now two new ways to listen to YarnCraft:

StitcherA podcast service that’s available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and even built into new Ford and GM cars. YarnCraft is now available on Stitcher, so be sure to search for us there if you’re a user!

Facebook: Visit the Lion Brand Yarn Facebook page to listen to YarnCraft directly from the podcast tab. It’s so easy to listen–and share it with your friends on Facebook!

Plus, you can still find us here on the YarnCraft blog, on iTunes, Zune, and other podcast/on-demand show services.

YarnCraft Episode 119 :: 5 Ways to Add Shaping to Your Knit/Crochet Garment, Plus an Interview with Ysolda Teague

19 Jun

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On this bonus-length episode of YarnCraft, Zontee & Michelle are joined by Patty Lyons, director of the canadian pharmacy in New York City. They talk about all the various ways that you can add shaping to your garment in the bust, hips, stomach, and more.

From ribbing to “franken-piecing” your garment, find out the 5 ways that you can make a sweater, top, skirt, or other garment work for your unique body shape!

Michelle also shares recommendations for books that you can reference for more shaping tips:

Then, Zontee interviews designer Ysolda Teague, whose designs are known for their feminine style. Ysolda shares with us some of the inspiring moments she’s experienced, teaching yarncrafters around the world how to make garments that are right for them.

Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee & Michelle talk about various styles of purses that you can make this summer. Favorite patterns discussed include:

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YarnCraft Episode 118 :: Yarn As Art: 5 Upcoming Fiber Art Exhibits & Interview with Magda Sayeg

5 Jun

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On this episode of YarnCraft, Zontee and Michelle discuss some of the wonderful fiber art installations and exhibits happening all over the world.

Click here to see a BBC video on artist Shauna Richardson‘s crocheted lions for the London Cultural Olympiad.

Learn more about Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; click here for an interview with yarn bomber Jessie Hemmons.

Listener Cami points us to an exhibit at MASS MoCA called “New Work” by Anna Betbeze.

Michelle shares her experiences with a piece at Crystal Bridges Museum.

We also talk about artist–and friend of the show–Amy Caterina’s current piece, Cozy for Constance, as well as her Kickstarter campaign for a new piece, both with the group Stitchocracy.

Then Zontee interviews Magda Sayeg, artist and yarn bomber, about her work, her inspiration, and how she handles color.

On Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we check in with our 2012 goals. How are you coming along with the goals you set at the beginning of this year for your crafting? Leave a comment and let us know!

We also share advice for those who are looking for new goals, having powered through their first set already, as well as words of encouragement for those who are in need of a little motivation to get moving on their to-do list.

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