Indian Lake Artisans owners Pam and Mark joined Marly to talk about their adventure into the yarn industry!
Pam and Mark discussed the beginning of their journey into the knitting and crochet industry, and how they wanted to bring some life back into their community, in the Detroit and greater Michigan area, that was devastated by the recession. How cool is that? All of their products are USA born, and is helping folks in their own community! Their needles are a hexagonal shape, much like that of a classic No. 2 Pencil, easy to hold, and great for a beginner or experienced knitter alike.
Each needle is made and finished by hand, bringing out the beauty of the maple, cherry and walnut woods used. Indian Lake Artisan’s signature standard straights, in 10″ and 14″, are the needles that have a different topper denoting the needle sizes. Now they also have circulars, cable needles and double points in their inventory as well as beautiful shawl sticks.
All their needles are 100% guaranteed…if the tip begins to dull they will replace the needles!
As always, we have a great giveaway for you non-live listeners (or live listeners who didn’t get to call in and win), leave a comment here on the show notes with the keyword given by Pam and Mark, and be entered to win a beautiful set of Indian Lake Artisans needles!
Below we have some information on the other things mentioned on the podcast this week, Mittens for Detroit, a super sweet deal from Indian Lake Artisans for listeners of the podcast, and the weekly pattern deal!
Make mittens for this organization, send them to Pam and get a coupon code as a thank you! Don’t know how to make mittens? Perfect time to take Marly’s Craftsy class: http://www.craftsy.com/mgg use that link and get the class for 50% off!!! The mailing information for sending Pam and Mark the mittens you make for this wonderful project is: PO Box 80523, Rochester, MI 48308.
A deal for everybody!
–A special 15% off coupon code just for The Yarn Thing listeners!
The code is case sensitive: MBirdYarnT
The weekly deal for 8/20/13 — 8/27/13.
Listen to the show to get the coupon code for 50% off!
Soft cotton and classic shaping form a posh design. The simple double crochet stitch pattern produces an artistic lace for a polished feel, while the oversized scallops add a touch of whimsy for a charming finish.
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