ErinLane Bags special project shared by Lindsey Martin made for a HAPPY Friday edition of the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
Lindsey and her mom were part of a knitting group, and when Lindsey lost an especially dear circular needle, she asked her mother to make her a carrier, when they took them to the knit group and began to receive requests, Erin.Lane Bags was born.
Lindsey’s prior career was as a teacher. Because the bags are in such demand and her mother has passed away since they began, she’s walked away from teaching kids and is Schooling Us in how to keep our knitting, needles and yarn with all the little bits together in a safe, portable way.
Right now, she’s busy with answering questions. Questions from spouses of knitters who haven’t a clue as to what their loved one might need/want for gifts, knitters who’ve decided they need Erin.Lane bags who decided that they are picking their own gifts but don’t know where to start.
Right now she’s putting together a couple of Bag Clubs, one is Yarn Over and Back Again based on the Lord of The Rings, Middle Earth, the Hobbit and all of that adventure that many nerds love. Each shipment will feature a location and include a bag, indie dyed yarn with a pattern that match. Her wonderful husband David, who has studied the fandom, is writing the descriptions for each location that will be happening in the shipments. (Watch Facebook, the Ravelry Group, sign up for the newsletters so you don’t miss any updates!)
There was another club, Indie Yarn Carnival, that Lindsey created and ran until she realized that there is a company in Texas with that name, so it will now be known as Sew, You Knit, Huh? with lots of great participating independent dyers, more fun bags and great patterns. Participating
is broken up into an affordable payment plan and there is NOTHING sweeter than getting Yarn in the mail.
Sheeple Bags have been such fun for Lindsey and her customers, which Lindsey says creating just makes her happy and will brighten a bad day. The Sheeples have been created for the Stitches Events, with the sheep character doing all the regional fun things. The line has been expanded to all the nerdy fandoms too, like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Dr Who… And now, there is a ‘Color-Your-Own’, which allows you to color with pens that DYE the fabric and truly make it your own.
Please follow Erin.Lane Bags at their website: www.erinlanebags.com, and SHEEPLE, make sure you are following them at their FACEBOOK PAGE (please, if you are on Facebook, DO FOLLOW for all the hot, hot, hot Erin.Lane Bag news), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and there is a Ravelry group. Here are the links to previous visits to Yarn Thing podcast, from 2013, from Jan 2015, October 2015 and this past June (which changed my opinion of her as a person because it was right after her father passed away, she so much stronger than I knew). I also found the link to Fiber Hooligans which is where I first heard of Erin.Lane Bags and Lindsey Martin.
If you missed getting to hear or WATCH this happen live, there is an audio recording where it aired as a podcast originally: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/12/02/erinlane-bags-special-project-shared-by-lindsey-martin or listen with your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Click this link RIGHT HERE for the video as it was recorded in Marly’s Facebook page.