Kristin Omdahl of Styled by Kristin and Wrapture, Yarn Thing Sponsor makes her a Superhero and why we love every visit with her on the podcast with Marly Bird.
Kristin Omdahl’s latest venture is another book (she says it’s #10) is Crochet so Lovely (Available as a Kindle book! It will ship in Paperback on March 11th). Her great sense of style makes for patterns. She tries to imagine what she would wear if she was asked out by Duane ”The Rock” Johnson (even though he’s off the market, you’d want to be dressy!) whether it’s a beach date or a night on the town. She says it’s a book of crochet garments that uses various techniques like motifs and hairpin lace, or BOTH.
One of the pieces she loves was inspired by designer bags you might see at the mall, of laser cutwork. Kristin created a bag that is lacework in creation and then felted for a near perfect match!
It is a lesson for the rest of us that not every idea is a failure because it doesn’t succeed the first time. Kristin says that some initial attempts do end up in the garbage and she resorts to experimentation. This means she comes up with an idea, gives it a try, questions herself, but doesn’t give up. Sometimes spotting what others have done gives her the inspiration to give it another go.
Just for fun, let’s also mention that Crochet So Fine, a book with 20 designs came out about two years ago. Both of these book feature Kristin’s love of feminine, figure flattering designs created with beautiful yarns.
Her yarn lines continue to grow. Bamboo So Fine has now become the original finer gauge Be So Fine, 650 yards fingering weight, and Be So Sporty, 325 yards sport weight, both 100% bamboo silk, which creates beautiful, shiny fabric with luxury drape. When you receive the skeins, they come in a bag for extra protectiveness, a trial size of Kristin’s soak brand, Wrapture and a collection of patterns to knit or crochet, created by Kristin with the qualities of the yarn in mind.
Kristin is not only creative with Crochet and Knitting patterns. She has been drawing in the Zentangle style, and some of her drawings are have become the perfect fabric designs to be used with Erin.Lane bags. At Stitches East, last October, Kristin was there with 3 of her drawings on many different bags created by Lindsey. They will have a new fabric bag available at Stitches West, and there are a few in the Erin.Lane etsy shop.
You can also see recipes from Kristin on her website where she focuses on healthy-on-a-budget meals, which probably works well with the new focus on nutritional cleanse she’s doing. She is also making all-natural body-care products and has become a Jamberry consultant.
Here are links in iTunes to previous visits with Kristin. (I’m finding iTunes is easier to listen if you are often interrupted, or need to count stitches….) Here is July 1, 2014. November 2012, May 2012, February 2012, March 2011, March 2009,
Also, Kristin is offering $2 off all yarn through the weekend, with code word MARLY
If you missed hearing this live, you can still find it archived here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/02/05/kristin-omdahl-of-styled-by-kristin-and-wrapture-yarn-thing-sponsor or in iTunes.