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.

Join us for our next episode, when we talk about shaping tips and techniques for all kinds of knit and crochet garments. We also interview popular designer Ysolda Teague about her design inspiration and what she loves about traveling the world, meeting yarncrafters. Do you have favorite techniques or questions about shaping? Share your thoughts! 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.

00:10 Intro & welcome
01:25 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles?
07:17 5 Current Fiber Art Exhibits
17:05 Interview with Magda Sayeg
29:17 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
35:33 Thanks to our guest & listeners

  • Joyce Hancock

    First, I would like to send congrats to Liz on the birth of her first baby.  Good show.  I have not had the guts to do any yarn bombing yet, but I like the idea.  If I had know this day was coming up, I might have prepared something.  As far as reaching my goals, I tend to set pretty flexible goals as the year progresses because I find that baby and wedding announcements come along and then I have to do something rather quickly for those gifts.  Also, If I have goals that are too definite, I get stressed out trying to get them done in time.  I don’t need more stress in my life.  Knitting should be pleasureable, not like a job.

  • http://twitter.com/artlikebread Art,LikeBread (Cami)

    Oh my gosh, I feel so famous! My name is on your blog! :D

    Until I am able to share photos, here’s a video link to some epic yarn bombing! :D  http://www.artlikebread.com/2012/06/ganchitos-yarn-bombing-mexico-city.html