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April 01, 2020
#StitchAwayStress provides the...
  Stress is a regular part of life for many, but now more than ever people need ways to relax and unwind from the craziness going on in the world. Studies show that yarn crafts provide numerous health benefits, including their ability to help people relax and relieve anxiety.    April is Stress Awareness Month and as always, the Craft Yarn Council is hosting its annual #StitchAwayStress campaign to educate people about the amazing benefits of yarn crafts. The campaign...
February 25, 2020
CYC AIR: Happy Place With Hannah...
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 and retail pop up, Sweet Tooth Hotel, to bring an immersive fiber experience to audiences across the country. The new...
February 11, 2020
CYC AIR: Happy Place With London Kaye
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 and retail pop up, Sweet Tooth Hotel, to bring an immersive fiber experience to audiences across the country. The new...
January 21, 2020
Diversity in knitting: Are we any...
By Jeanette Sloan   If you follow me on Instagram where I’m @jeanettesloan, you’ll know I’ve worked as a black knitwear designer for over 20 years. In all that time, I was never aware of many other BIPOC working in knitting so in 2018 I began to question why the world of fibre crafts appeared to be a BIPOC free zone. And I wasn’t alone in noticing this.  
November 19, 2019
Yarn & Such: Money
Yarn & Money by Kitty Quitmeyer   Kitty Quitmeyer is passionate about yarn crafting as an art and as a coping mechanism. She knits and crochets in the Panamanian rainforest, where she operates Digital Naturalism Laboratories with her partner, Andrew Quitmeyer. Continue reading for a comic about Kitty's thoughts on the intersection between yarn and money!   
November 12, 2019
Happy Place With Solip DIY
Alyssa Ki of Solip DIY works in event management by day and is a weaver and freelance photographer by night. She lives in New Jersey, where she sells her weavings and also does commissions of her wonderfully whimsical work. She has a self-proclaimed "all-consuming" love for beads, yarn and DIY, and loves the outdoors - something you might notice in her work.  Without further ado, we are happy to share with you Solip DIY's Happy Place!  
September 23, 2019
Happy Place With The Neon Tea Party
Marisa Morrison Stein of the blog The Neon Tea Party is on a mission to empower people to get in touch with their creativity through colorful, globally-inspired crafts. She hosts in-person workshops, virutal classes and craft parties over a variety of crafts, including pompoms, friendship bracelets, macrame, weaving and so much more. She even sells amazingly colorful kits, yarn and crafting supplies on her website to help you get started on your next craft project. Without...
September 17, 2019
Yarn & Such: Relationships
Knitting New Masculinities by Estefania Lima   A shy but expressive movement of Brazilian male groups has been meeting to discuss the impact of misogyny on the construction of a toxic masculinity that does not only affect women (the number of feminicides increased 76% in Brazil in the first quarter of  2019, compared with the same period of 2018), but men themselves, who are encouraged to live more aggressively and are lonely. One of these groups, called “Fio da Conversa/...
September 03, 2019
Member Spotlight: Boye
Boye Needle was founded in 1906 when James H. Boye and two businessmen from the sewing machine business joined forces. Boye Needle Company was launched with a patented, revolving cabinet called the “Rotary Case," which housed sewing machine needles, shuttles and bobbins suitable for a variety of home sewing machines. This was a tremendous innovation at the time as consumers had difficulty finding the correct needles and other replacement parts for their sewing machines.   The...
August 22, 2019
YDKWYDK: How to block your projects
Hey everyone! Michele Costa from Stitch & Hustle here to get your feet (and garments) wet with an introduction to blocking. I hope this video and tutorial will help you get on the way to letting your stitches settle and getting the shape and drape you want out of your creations. You can find more on the Stitch & Hustle Blog here and enter the HUGE giveaway to win all you need to start blocking from Eucalan & Knitter’s Pride.     About Michele Michele Costa is the...
August 13, 2019
Happy Place With Hey Brown Berry
Marceline (Marce) Smith of Hey Brown Berry is a BIPOC fiber enthusiast who knits, crochets, spins AND dyes yarn. She has a podcast and YouTube channel, where she shares about her travels and life and, of course, all things yarn.  Without further ado, we are happy to share with you Hey Brown Berry’s Happy Place!   What system do you use to organize your yarn?  Fiber content then colors.   What furniture/storage systems do you use to organize...
July 23, 2019
Happy Place With Hands Occupied
Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied is full-time knit and crochet desinger. She not only runs her blog Hands Occupied, but she also teaches workshops and co-hosts the Very Serious Crafts podcast. On her blog, she writes about knit and crochet, but she also delves in other yarn crafts and general crafts. She came up with the name for her blog because she likes to keep her hands busy and knit and crochet are the perfect crafts for an anxoius mind!  Without further ado, we...