YarnCraft Episode 126 :: How to Connect with Other Crafters Through Festivals, Knit & Crochet Guilds, and Social Networks

25 Sep

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If you love sharing ideas and trading knowledge with other yarncrafters, then this is the episode for you. Zontee and Michelle share interviews recorded at the Knit & Crochet Show that took place two weeks ago in Reno, Nevada.

There, Zontee inteviewed up-and-coming designer Laurinda Reddig, whose tapestry crochet technique shows that anyone can innovate in these age-old crafts. Check out her website ReCrochetions.

Zontee also interviews Laurie Wheeler, founder of the Crochet Liberation Front. Check out their new social network: Hookey.org. She also interviews Penny Sitler, executive director of The Knitting Guild Association. Also, learn more about the Crochet Guild of America at crochet.org, and the show at KnitandCrochetShow.com.

Michelle and Zontee also talk about their latest projects, featuring yarns including Superwash Merino Cashmere, Wool-Ease, and Amazing.

The on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee and Michelle discuss Pinterest, a new social network that features virtual photo mood-boards. Want to see it in action? Click here to see Lion Brand’s boards, and click here for Zontee’s personal boards.


In two weeks, join us for our next episode, when we talk about color work techniques and Halloween projects. Share your favorites of both by leaving a message on the blog or emailing 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
01:22 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
06:14 An introduction to the Knit & Crochet Show
08:16 Interview with Laurinda Reddig
10:59 Interview with Laurie Wheeler
16:11 Interview with Penny Sitler
23:14 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
29:43 Thanks to our guests & listeners

  • Gilder

    I don’t listen to podcasts–yeah, I’m a Luddite–but wanted to mention that I found local crafting groups through Yahoo Groups (groups.yahoo.com) and meetup.com. 

    I enjoy working with two San Antonio, TX, USA groups:  Stars-n-Stripes Babies ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stars-n-Stripes/) and SNB 281- San Antonio Central Stitch
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  • http://twitter.com/artlikebread Art,LikeBread (Cami)

    So glad to have so many ways to listen to this podcast. I just listened right here on the blog.  Another wonderful episode!  Thanks so much, Michelle and Zontee! :)

  • Mary m

    Thanks for the link to your Pinterest page.  I am not that organized or motivated to do all that stuff on my computer but it was fun to check it out and see what is possible. 

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