YarnCraft Episode 121 :: Explore Yarn Conventions with 4 Designer Interviews & Shopping Tips

17 Jul

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Draw inspiration from interviews with 4 designers, plus find out Zontee & Michelle’s 5 tips for shopping at a yarn convention. These tips will help you stay organized and stay comfortable as you explore the wonderful world of fiber festivals and conventions.

Find the Knit Handy app and Crochet Handy app through iTunes from Interweave. Or print a free yardage guide from LionBrand.com.

Zontee & Michelle also answer listener questions. Find out why they think beading is making a comeback in knitting and crochet.

Our interviews from the Knit & Crochet Show, which took place at the end of June, feature Kimberly McAlindin (check out Kimberly’s Blog Talk Radio show here), Jennifer Ryan, Linda Dean, and Margaret Hubert (check out Margaret’s Granny Square Book here).

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share ideas for crafting with Bonbons, a brand new product from Lion Brand. These multi-packs of 8 mini-skeins are perfect for colorwork projects, amigurumi, crafting, and more. Be sure to listen to this segment for even more creative ways to use Bonbons and your leftover yarn scraps.

Join us for our next episode, when we give you a sneak peak at all the new colors and fibers from Lion Brand that will be out on stores shelves this fall.  What colors and fibers are YOU excited about or do you want to see? Tell us! 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.

00:11 Intro & Welcome
01:21 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles?
07:31 5 Tips on Exploring Yarn Conventions & Festivals
17:50 Interviews with 4 Designers
31:35 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
42:27 Thanks to our guests & listeners