Blog

November 10, 2020
Happy Place With Summer Lee
Summer Lee, aka @summer.lee.knits, is a a knitwear designer currently based in Oklahoma. She is a member of the Mvskoke-Creek Nation and before becoming a knitwear designer, she was a political reporter, a researcher for a public television documentary program, and a photographer for a national arts and crafts retail chain. She's been knitting and crocheting for 15 years and sweaters are her favorite thing to knit, followed closely by socks. Her ...
November 03, 2020
Happy Place With Leah Gordon
Leah Gordon, aka @iplaywithfiber, is a fiber artist and jewelry maker. Leah has always been an artist. Ballet was her first love, but she also dabbled in gymnastics, ice skating, and competitive cheerleading. Around the age of 12, her mother taught her how to crochet. Since 2017, she has expanded her art into multiple applications. This evolution is built on her foundation of crochet and her process of healing and learning through her survived trauma....
October 27, 2020
Happy Place With Jennifer Berg
Jennifer Berg, aka @native.knitter, is a knit designer who shares Navajo heritage through Native focused knitting designs that help you explore your creativity while honoring Native American artists. Jennifer grew up on the reservation in Arizona and was raised by an incredibly strong family. As she became obsessed with knitting over the past couple years, she felt naturally drawn to incorporating native designs into patterns she created. Textiles are an integral...
October 20, 2020
Happy Place With Trish Andersen
A native of Dalton, Georgia (the carpet capital of the world), Trish Andersen was drawn to the process of tufting as a means to reconnect with and explore her roots. After attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, Trish moved on to live and work in Brooklyn, where she spent a decade crafting custom installations and environments in New York, France, Hong Kong and Tokyo for clients including Mercedes-Benz USA and Vevo, among others. Craving a slower pace and...
October 06, 2020
CYC AIR: Happy Place With Kara Herman
Imagine walking into a colorfully immersive environment made entirely of fiber, exploding with vibrancy and texture. As you walk from room to room, new adventures await you in art installations you can’t help but sink your hands, and mind, into.  The Craft Yarn Council is excited to announce a new partnership with Dallas’ premiere experiential art exhibit, Sweet Tooth Hotel, to bring an immersive fiber experience to audiences across the country. The new...
September 30, 2020
CYC AIR: BTS With Joanna Lin
Intro CYC presented each of the Sweet Tooth Hotel Intangible artists with the opportunity to write their own guest post for the CYC blog. We told them they could write a post over any topic related to their install or CYC AIR experience. For Joanna Lin, instead of writing a blog post about something related to her installation, we instead asked her some questions to dive deeper into the concept for her space, the techniques and yarn she used, and what her future...
September 28, 2020
CYC AIR: Happy Place With Joanna Lin
Imagine walking into a colorfully immersive environment made entirely of fiber, exploding with vibrancy and texture. As you walk from room to room, new adventures await you in art installations you can’t help but sink your hands, and mind, into.  The Craft Yarn Council is excited to announce a new partnership with Dallas’ premiere experiential art exhibit, Sweet Tooth Hotel, to bring an immersive fiber experience to audiences across the country. The new...
September 23, 2020
CYC AIR: Metamorphosis of a Yarn Artist
Intro CYC presented each of the Sweet Tooth Hotel Intangible artists with the opportunity to write their own guest post for the CYC blog. We told them they could write a post over any topic related to their install or CYC AIR experience. The following blog post is written by Sally Ackerman! Sally is a musician and yarn artist based in Dallas. She is the founder of the Dallas Yarn Bombers - a local group that comes together to work on large yarn...
September 22, 2020
CYC AIR: Happy Place With Sally Ackerman
Imagine walking into a colorfully immersive environment made entirely of fiber, exploding with vibrancy and texture. As you walk from room to room, new adventures await you in art installations you can’t help but sink your hands, and mind, into.  The Craft Yarn Council is excited to announce a new partnership with Dallas’ premiere experiential art exhibit, Sweet Tooth Hotel, to bring an immersive fiber experience to audiences across the country. The new...
September 21, 2020
CYC's annual “I Love Yarn Day”...
For yarn lovers across the world, I Love Yarn Day is a beloved annual tradition that celebrates the many things that make yarn crafts amazing. This year’s virtual event, which takes place on October 10, will feature an all-day stream of behind-the-scenes videos and tours at Sweet Tooth Hotel in Dallas, TX.  Craft Yarn Council partnered with Sweet Tooth Hotel to bring the installation “Intangible” to life, a fiber fairytale that features work by over ten female fiber artists. I...
September 16, 2020
CYC AIR: The Power of Collaboration
Intro CYC presented each of the Sweet Tooth Hotel Intangible artists with the opportunity to write their own guest post for the CYC blog. We told them they could write a post over any topic related to their install or CYC AIR experience. The following blog post is written by Twinkie Chan! Twinkie is a crochet artist who designs and crochets fun, food-themed accessories like cupcake scarves, hamburger mitts, and hot dog purses. Twinkie’s unique work has been featured...
September 15, 2020
CYC AIR: Happy Place With Twinkie Chan
Imagine walking into a colorfully immersive environment made entirely of fiber, exploding with vibrancy and texture. As you walk from room to room, new adventures await you in art installations you can’t help but sink your hands, and mind, into.  The Craft Yarn Council is excited to announce a new partnership with Dallas’ premiere experiential art exhibit, Sweet Tooth Hotel, to bring an immersive fiber experience to audiences across the country. The new...