Crochet Geometry by Shibaguyz, Jason and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby was today’s topic on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
There has been a lot happening since their visit last year, when they shared their book Designer Crochet with us. Jason, Shannon and Marly enjoy spending time with each other in person, when they can get together. Shannon shared this new book with Marly and other Craftsy instructors at the Instructor Summit and everyone got to see Jason’s stunning photography in it. In fact, Jason says he first looks at the garments themselves, the colors especially. They both desire the photography to be straightforward in their books, and Jason’s focus on making the stitches visible. This means that those that have viewed their books can look at the projects and feel they can do it, too!
Shannon says in Crochet Geometry (Link to purchase book in Amazon) they worked with the traditional-looking stitches but with a modern update. Some of the shapes are achieved simply by changing the size of the patterned stitches. The patterns are sized from Small to 5X, because they want them to flatter the various potential creators of their crocheted designs. If they find a design does not look good on all the sizes, they won’t include it in their book!
There has also been new Craftsy Classes that ties in really well with the book! Crochet Tool-kit: Designer Tips and Tricks is the newest, there is also Quick and Easy Crochet Cables and Crochet Technique Tool-kit. Those are with Shannon, Jason has new classes coming out to help us photograph our projects better, even with our cell phones.
They have also become Ambassadors for a product that many crafters swear by, The Ottlite. This came about because they were asked by Ottlite to do an interview about what they were inspired by. Shannon and Jason were initially hesitant because they hadn’t used the product and didn’t think it was anything more special than any other lighting system but NOW, they LOVE it, Shannon uses them at the crafting station and Jason uses them for his photography, while he’s weaving, they use it while they sew.
This is the third visit (just because we can’t get enough!) to the Yarn Thing podcast, here is the link to the first visit in 2011, then last year with Designer Crochet (that links to last year’s show notes, so you now have those links, too!).
You can find Shibaguyz in several places, first their website: www.ShibaguyzDesignz.com, also Facebook, Twitter and also Ravelry Designer page and group. If you missed getting to hear this live, it is still available as an archived episode where it aired originally http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/03/08/crochet-geometry-by-shibaguyz-jason-and-shannon-mullett-bowlsby or in your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio.