Indian Lake Artisans Hexagonal Needles

Tuesday on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Indian Lake Artisans Hexagonal Needles!

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Pam and Mark, owners and founders of Indian Lake Artisans, join Marly to talk about their hexagonal knitting needles, the new one to come out, and much more! Listen in below to hear all about it!

Pam is a lifelong artist and always valued quality tools.  She and her husband, Mark, came up with the idea to make a new shape other than round and the hexagonal needle was born!  The hexagonal shape is really great because it is easier on your hands than standard needles and the shape and the wood help the yarn stay on the needles.  Their original straight needles are still being made and still have the cutest nature themed copper ends.  (Julie’s favorite is the owl on the size 7).  In the beginning, their smallest size was a US 10 (6 mm) because their equipment just couldn’t go smaller.  Since then, they have improved their equipment with sharper blades and can now go down to a size 3 with walnut and cheery wood needles and, just coming out how, size 2 in maple!  In addition to the straight needles, Pam and Mark also make double points and circular needles, cable needles, shawl pins (which also have the nature themed tops), and their own design of yarn bowls.  Most of the needles, as mentioned, come in your choice of three woods (walnut, cheery, and maple) and come in different needle lengths. (Marly really likes the longer needle barrels on the circulars as they feel good in her hands).  Pam and Mark are also totally willing to do custom orders and usually don’t charge any extra as they hand make everything.  They are wonderful people and make an exceptional product they guarantee will last, check out their website IndianLakeArtisans.com to see all their awesome products!

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Gail Callahan and Color Grids

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: The Kangaroo Dyer Gail Callahan and color grids!

LogoGail Callahan, aka the Kangaroo Dyer, does many things.  She started off as a weaver is the 80′s and after her kids went to college Steve Elkin of Webs invited her to work in the shop.  After she started working in the retail store, she brought in a blanket that she and her husband bought at a craft fair.  Gail asked if they carried the yarn in the shop and they did, but it only came in white, no colors.  She wove a few blankets in white and then was talking with Barbara Elkin who suggested that she dye it (and told her she had to learn anyway because she was going to do a demo).  Then, Kathy and Steve asked her to try dying some of the Valley Yarn line at Webs and that is how she really got started dying.

Since then she has written a book about dying yarn called Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece from Storey publishing.  She got to write the book by chance.  A woman came into Webs with her undyed fleece and said she way scared to dye it.  Gail invited her over to her studio and after showing her how to dye, the woman (who was an editor at Storey) suggested she write a book.  Like teaching the editor, Gail is able to really show who easy dying can be.  It doesn’t have to be difficult.

colorgridpostcardIn addition to the book, Gail also recently came out with the Color Grid.  The Color Grid is an extension of the color choosing section of the Hand Dyeing book.  Gail likens the original color wheel concept as an analog clock and the color grid as a digital clock.  The grid seems to make more sense to many people than a color wheel.  The grid works by showing how the family’s of color work together.  Gail has a nice video on the Color Grid website (link below) that explains how you use the grid.  The basic idea is that the colors are laid out in a grid.  The large circle on the template is the main color and the smaller circles around it are in the same family and would go well together.  The bar is several grid squares away and shows a good complimentary color to the main color family.  The Color Grid doesn’t have to be used only for dyeing, it is great for picking out yarn for a project or paint for a painting and many other crafts.

In addition to the books, Gail also teaches at Webs and fiber events around the country.  She also sells her hand-dyed yarn on her website and on Etsy.  Her exclusive Valley Yarn colors are available from Webs.  She also does a yarn club that you should be able to sign up for soon (keep a watch on her website).

Listen in below to hear everything Marly and Gail talked about today!

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Crochet Expert Karen Whooley

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Crochet Expert Karen Whooley (and knitter too)!

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Karen learned to crochet when she was 7 years old.  Her old Italian grandmother was their babysitter and felt that they were watching too much TV, so she got out yarn and crochet hooks and taught them to crochet.  A couple of years later, her grandmother gave her a small steel hook and thread and she started doing Italian crochet lace.  Since her grandmother couldn’t read English patterns, they worked from pictures, just figuring out what to do.  As she grew older, Karen began teaching herself new techniques from books like Tunisian crochet.  On the design side, a friend encouraged her to start submitting designs which she did in 1998 and has been going since.  Various family members had tried to teach her to knit, but since she had been crocheting too long, holding the yarn in her right hand didn’t work.  Finally in 2004, she found continental knitting and now she knits too!

ICBCover_smallBecause she is obsessed with socks and shawls, Karen has many patterns for both, including books.  She has two books of just crochet socks as well as several patterns with magazines. Now, a lot of people have the misconception that crochet socks are always really bulky and uncomfortable, but Karen shows you how to use finer gauge yarn and good stitches to use for the sole to make them more comfortable.  Crochet socks sill aren’t for everyone (some people have really sensitive feet), but if you have wanted to try them, check out Karen’s book, you might be surprised!

fair isle crochet coverKaren’s latest work involves Fair-Isle crochet.  She had a stranded sweater that she absolutely loved when she was younger and one of the first things she learned when she learned to knit was how to do stranded knitting.  Later, she took a class on doing a specific color illusion picture technique with crochet.  Through experimentation, she took this technique and figured out how to do Fair-Isle crochet patterns that don’t lean and look good.  Karen teaches this both with floats (like in stranded knitting) and tapestry style, where the carried yarns are enclosed in the stitches.  In addition to her Leisure Arts book, Karen’s Craftsy class just recently went live!  The class teaches you all about the techniques and process of doing Fair-Isle crochet!

Listen in below to hear everything Marly and Karen talked about today including how she stated crocheting and knitting, Fair-Isle crochet, how to still craft with arthritis and much more!

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Crochet Expert Brenda K. Anderson

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Crochet expert Brenda K. Anderson!

Brenda K. Anderson learned to crochet from her mother when she was a little girl.  She crocheted for a while but then stopped for a long time.  In the meantime she had taken up sewing (it was a bit quicker for someone with a short attention span).  Right about when the first Stitch n’ Bitch book came out, Brenda rediscovered her crochet things and saw the skull sweater in Stitch n’ Bitch.  That sweater instantly grabbed Brenda and she called her mom (always crafty) and asked her to teach her to knit.  Soon after learning to knit, she saw an issue of Interweave Crochet, discovering that crochet didn’t all have to be acrylic sweaters and granny square potholders.  Always a designer (she even when to college for Fashion Design), becoming a crochet designer became the natural next step.  And she doesn’t just design for crochet, she also designs knitwear and for her day job.

Brenda’s day job has got to be one of the coolest job on the planet.  She is a costume designer for the puppets and performers at Sesame Street Live as well as other characters like mascots (most of this is hush-hush so that is all we can say).  A few weeks away from graduating college, she got a call from a woman who offered her a job which eventually lead to her current job.  So she gets to use her degree for both of her careers.

beastly crochet coverOver the last few years, Brenda’s designs have appeared in many many places including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Today, Interweave Knits, Stitching in the Stacks, Crochet Me, Crochet at Home and her very own book.  Her book just recently came out and is called Beastly Crochet: 23 Critters to Wear and Love.  This book if full of really awesome designs like the Sugar Skull Shoulder Bag and the Tiki Head Bolster.  In addition to bags and home items, there are wearables like hats and little crochet monsters.  The guys on the cover are particularly popular and a great first felting project.  They are also great little organizers as they are hollow! Such a neat idea.  There is also a great section on how to get your creatures/projects to look how you want.  Some people don’t naturally get how to make faces and need a little extra help and that is what this extra section gives you.  Brenda also did a video tutorial with Interweave called 3D Crochet that goes over some of those finishing techniques.

Important links from today’s show:

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And we can’t forget the Giveaway!  Leave a comment below with Brenda’s keyword for your chance to win your own copy of Beastly Crochet!

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Crochet Expert Stacey Trock

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Crochet Expert Stacey Trock!

Listen in below to hear Marly and Stacey talk about how Stacey got started, Etsy, her website and so much more!  This was a great show so don’t miss it!

portraitStacey learned to crochet when she was 10 and immediately started designing and making thing to enter in the local fair.  She kept crocheting throughout college.  Stacey finished graduate school and she and her partner (and future husband) Tim realized that it was very unlikely that they could both be in the same place with their academic degrees.  So while Tim was away for a summer, Stacey decided that she would use her lifelong hobby as her new career.  She made a lion and a koala and the rest is history.  Today, she designs crochet stuffed toys and amigurumi (little stuffed things).  Stacey’s website where she shares her designs is called FreshStitches (links below) and she also still maintains her Etsy shop.

owlsStacey has done a lot in the insustry including written three books and done two Craftsy classes.  Her first book was Cuddly Crochet: Adorable Toys, Hats and More and focuses awesomely cute animal toys and coordinating accessories for babies.  Her second book was Crocheted Softies which has 18 stuffed animal designs that were made with earth friendly yarns (Julie here, I especially like the owls, they are so cute!).  Her latest book is called Modern Baby Crochet and is full of great modern patterns for baby things that range from blankets to toys to accessories.  Stacey’s Craftsy classes take you through the reading of patterns and making amigurumi animals and monsters (Woodland Animals and Design Your Own Monster).  Stacey has also published in many magazines.

In addition to her classes, Stacey sells kits for her patterns on her website.  The great thing about kits is that you don’t have to buy a whole skein of yarn if you don’t need a lot for the patterns.  There are two types of kits, the Basic Kit and the Starter Kit.  The Basic kit has everything for the pattern except stuffing and is for people who already crochet and have the hooks and notions.  The Starter Kit is special because it comes with absolutely everything you need: a crochet hook, darning needles, and stitch markers in addition to the yarn and pattern.  The only thing you provide is stuffing!  For people who don’t want a kit, Stacey is starting a dog pattern club on the 1st of April.

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You can also find Stacy on: Ravelry, Facebook, and Twitter.

And we won’t forget the Giveaway!  Leave a comment below with Stacey’s keyword for your chance to win entry into Stacey’s Craftsy class!

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Weaving and Spinning Expert Liz Gipson

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: weaving and spinning expert Liz Gipson!

Listen in below to hear Marly and Liz talk about Liz’s journey through the industry, weaving, spinning, video production in the yarn world and much more!

Liz learned to weave from her mother while she was teaching crafts as occupational therapy at the mental health ward of the University of Virginia Hospital.  She has always loved weaving and soon became interested in sheep.  In college she minored in fiber arts, ended up at Interweave (convenient as she lives in northern Colorado) and has been in the industry ever since.  In addition to weaving, Liz also spins and can knit.  She was one of the original people who worked on Knitting Daily TV (and was one of the first 4 co-hosts).  Liz also worked at Schacht Spindle Company.  Schacht produces many of the tools used to make yarn, like spindles and spinning wheels, as well as weaving equipment like looms.  One of the founders, Barry Schacht, also got into making bicycle tech as well.  Liz worked in the sales and marketing department and loves connecting to people.

A few years ago, Liz decided that she needed a change (her back was happy to not spend 2 hours a day in the car as well) and made a leap to self-employment.  As she was well versed with video technology as well as yarn and fiber crafts, she decided to do video production for crafty people.  She also started a website for selling weaving patterns called Yarnworker.com.  Liz’s weaving expertise is with the ridged-heddle loom (she even wrote a book in 2008 called Weaving Made Easy: 19 Projects Using a Simple Loom, check it out) and wanted a place for designers to sell their patterns and hopefully get more people into weaving.  The website is also a great resource because weaving is not jet on Ravelry yet, so it is a place for people to find inspiration as well.

Liz is also involved in Spinzilla, a spinning competition that runs during national spinning and weaving week.  Teams from all over compete to see who can spin the most yardage in a week.  Spinzilla sponsored by TNNA (the National Needlearts Association) and the Spinning and Weaving Group.  Last year, they collectively spun over 1 million yards of yarn!  (Liz also did the video for them, check it out below!)

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And we won’t forget the Giveaway! Leave a comment that includes Liz’s keyword for your chance to win a full set of weaving patterns from Yarnworker.com!

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Laura Nelkin

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: knitting expert Laura Nelkin, returning designer guest!

logoheadshot_caroLaura Nelkin is not a stranger to the YarnThing podcast, she was on a couple of years ago and is back today to talk about her Mystery KAL.  So just to get everyone up to speed on Laura, she is an independent knitwear designer who lives in upstate New York.  Laura learned to knit in 2004 when her daughter was a toddler, got obsessed with knitting and then designing her own patterns.  Soon after she got a job a Schaefer Yarns as their design director and worked there for 5 years.  She has published lots of patterns and several books so check them out on her website an Ravelry.  She is also an instructor at workshops and shows around the country and on Craftsy.com.

One of the big things that Laura is known for are her Mystery Knit-a-Longs, which is what she talked about today.  She runs several of them per year and they are usually one of three things: a cowl, shawl, or wrap (basically accessories).  Her newest way of doing the KALs is her M Club, the Mystery KAL club.  With this club, you sign up at the end of the year for the next year’s KALs and then throughout the year you get a kit for the KAL, which includes the yarn and other necessary items(an example of the latest one is below) , and the instructions come on a schedule.  No worries if you missed out for this year, you can still by the patterns and participate in the KALs (and you might even be able to get kits for past KALs as well).  The next KAL coming out is the Magnify pattern and incorporates one of Laura’s favorite things, beads! magnifykitListen in below to hear Marly and Laura talk all about the KALs, Laura’s design process and more!

Important links from today’s show:

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And we definitly won’t forget the Giveaway for this show!  Leave a comment below with Laura’s keyword for your chance to win free entry into her newest Craftsy class due to come out in early April!

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Webs America’s Yarn Store owners: Kathy and Steve Elkins

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: the owners of Webs America’s Yarn Store, Kathy and Steve Elkins!

webs-yarn-storeKathy learned to crochet, along with several other crafts, when she was small from one of her neighbors, an older German lady.  She tried to learned to knit around the same time, but it just didn’t really click until much later in life.  Kathy can knit, but as she said, most of her staff could knit her into a corner and she might not be able to frog herself out ;).  Steve doesn’t knit or crochet but he can weave.  His parents founded Webs originally as a weaving store so knitting and crochet were not a large part of their business.  Kathy and Steve met when they were both sales analysts for a Budweiser distributor.  While they had a bit of friction at the beginning, they eventually found themselves in love.  After moving around several companies in the New England area, Steve was going to be moved again but not to anyplace that really appealed to both of them.  Steve’s parents were ready to move on from the store and asked them one last time if they would like to take over for them.  After talking it over, Kathy and Steve decided to do it.

A few particulars about the business.  Webs was founded in 1974 by Steve’s mother Barbara Elkins and her business partner, Donna Muller.  Originally based out of their basement, they moved to a store front several years later and Donna sold her share to Barbara.  Soon after Steve’s father retired from being a professor at UMass and joined his wife in the business.  After moving house several times, they ended up in their current location in Northampton Massachusetts in 1992.  Steve and Kathy took over 10 years later and they are still going strong!  They offer both their own line of yarns, Valley Yarns, as well as all of the big yarn lines in the knitting, crochet, and weaving industries.  Their brick and mortar store in Northampton offers a LYS experience in the front, with most of the yarns they sell displayed, and they also have the warehouse area in the back where they have their inventory.  One of their big draw points is their bulk discount.  If you order/buy enough in yarn and books, they will automatically give a percentage discount based on your original total, 20% off if you spend at least $6o and 25% off if you spend over $120!

Hope this has piqued your interest to hear more about Webs and everything going on with Kathy and Steve.  Listen in below to hear all the details about their blog, podcast and Stitches events!

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Kimberly McAlindin

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Kimberly McAlindin, Editor in Chief at Crochet 1-2-3 and Knit 1-2-3!

Listen in below to hear Marly and Kimberly talk about how Kimberly learned to knit, how she got into designing, what she is up to now, the magazines, her own podcast and much more!

Kimberly learned to knit when she 9 in an after school program and actually remembers going to the store and buying size 9 Boye straight needles and Red Heart varigated yarn with her mother.  She made blankets and dresses for her doll as a girl and kept knitting until high school when other things (wink) took over.  Knitting has always made Kimberly feel grounded so she kept at through college.  When she got married and it seemed like every one else was too, she started making afghans as wedding presents.  Wedding season turned into baby season and at one shower she saw a basket absolutely full of crocheted baby things.  She was so amazed, she when right out and learned to crochet and went gangbusters with crochet gifts as well.

Kimberly started teaching crochet at a local yarn store when she found out their crochet teacher was leaving.  She became the crochet guru at the knitting shop.  Soon after her daughter was born, the shop owners offered to take her with them to TNNA to help them pick out more “crochet friendly” yarns for the shop (we all know all yarns are crochet friendly now).  Harriet and Susan, she shop owners, introduced her to the owners of Tahki Stacy Charles.  Stacy of Tahki Stacy Charles found out she crocheted and offered to accept submissions for their new book.  Although Kimberly had never designed anything at this point, she accepted.  When she got home, she made designs for two tops and a belt, sent them off to Stacy, they were all accepted and were published in the first book of crochet from Tahki Stacy Charles.  And that is how her design career started, by winging it.  She kept going to shows and met more people in the industry which lead to more work with companies like Caron, Coates and Clark, and Crochet! magazine.  A few of her designs are shown below.

first top designJava sweaterMorracan circles afghan

Kimberly is now the editor of both Knit 1-2-3 and Crochet 1-2-3 magazines.  She started out as the technical expert for Knit 1-2-3.  The magazines are based on the principle that 1 is beginner, 2 is novice, and 3 is intermediate and every issue has a technique article that you can learn a new technique from.  This technique article has a design to go along with it for each level.  So Kimberly would write the article and design a piece for each level.  The original editor moved to the magazine Knit Style and Kimberly became the full editor for both magazines, since she is bicraftual.  The next issue of Knit 1-2-3 is coming next week and Marly has a design in that issue.  Julie here, I made the sample for the So Easy Top that Kimberly’s daughter had to steal, it is super cute and you should go find it next week ;).  In addition to her editor duties, Kimberly recently started designing again after her she made her Winter Olympics sweater (which she does every Winter Olympics) and her local yarn shop wanted the pattern.  You can find her patterns on her website, Hooked on Knitting, link below.

Important links:

  • Ravelry designer page
  • Facebook page
  • Kimberly’s website, Hooked on Knitting
  • Knit 1-2-3 website
  • Crochet 1-2-3 website
  • Address to get on the call to submissions list for the magazines, editors@Knit1-2-3.com or editors@crochet1-2-3.com
  • Namaste Farms podcast, which Kimberly cohosts with Natalie Redding, owner of Namaste Farms

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Heather Zoppetti and Stitch Sprouts

Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Heather Zoppetti and Stitch Sprouts!

Heather learned to knit in college when she and her roommate decided they wanted to learn a craft.  Her roommate wanted to learn crochet but Heather had tried to learn already from her mother and it just hadn’t worked out.  Heather decided to learn how to knit instead of crochet.  They went to the craft store and bought the I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting and I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting books by Leisure Arts.  After learning how, Heather kept knitting, not letting so called difficult techniques stop her.  For several years knitting was just a part of her life.  She became a programmer after college and met and married her husband.  One day Heather came to the realization that she enjoyed knitting and designing more than her job as a programmer.  After talking with her husband, she decided to give designing as her full time job a try.  As we know now, that was a great decision and she is still going strong.

ZoppettiQuilt1_small2Heather’s first published pattern was the Tamarix Quilt in the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Knits.  She has continued publishing with Interweave and been in Knitscene, Jane Austin Knits, Holiday Knit Gifts, and knit.wear.  Heather also worked for the Alpaca Yarn Company for a while and has several designs with them and has a pattern in the book Free Spirit Shawls 20 Eclectic Knits for Every Day from Lisa Shroyer.

Heather’s newest venture is Stitch Sprouts.  Part of Stitch Sprouts is a designer collective.  Because there are so many things involved in publishing and distributing patterns, working together can help designers be stronger.  Stitch Sprouts brings those people together and markets their patterns to yarns shops (the paper patterns you can get at a shop).  Stitch Sprouts also offers a wide range of services for designers including tech editing, logo design, pattern layouts, chart making, and many more.  In addition to the designer services, Stitch Sprouts also is the distributor for Crabapple Yarns and they just started offering stitch markers (both of these they distribute to yarn shops so check and see if your LYS carries them!).  Later this year they will also debut their own yarn line!

You can find Heather many places on the web:

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