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July 05, 2018
Wing It
Wing It is a new segment where CYC will collaborate with 10 Yarnists to take over our Instagram stories and “Wing It” by working on a spontaneous small knit or crochet project that can be done in a day with little to no prep.   Take over dates: October 1st - December 7th Choosing your project This project can be: Your take on a project that you show how to work out in our Insta stories.(i.e today I am going to show you how to crochet my version of a hair scrunchie) A...
June 25, 2018
Member Spotlight: Creativebug
Creativebug is your one-stop shop for all things creative. Want to learn how to make a stamped leather bracelet? There’s a class for that. Want to learn how to make a macrame wall hanging? There’s a class for that, too, not to mention lots of crochet and knitting videos. Creativebug launched in San Francisco in 2012 and has become the premier destination for online art and craft video classes. The idea for Creativebug came from two cousins who wanted to create a “Netflix for crafters...
June 13, 2018
More yarn, more problems: Target Edition
Ah, the age-old problem of figuring out where to store all that yarn. It may not seem like a big deal, but yarn takes up space. Especially when you buy more yarn than you have time to use. Does this sound familiar? You might recall our “More yarn, more problems: The best Ikea storage items” blog post from last year. In it, we showed you several stylish and multi-functional items that you can purchase from Ikea to store your yarn and decorate your home. This time, we went to Target....
May 30, 2018
Craft Yarn Council Casting Call
Yarn encompasses a wide array of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, macrame, weaving, punch needle, rug hooking and much more. This summer, CYC is creating a video to drive curiosity about yarn crafts and spark conversation by showcasing a vast array of people and their yarn crafts. We are looking for several yarn crafters to come to Dallas-Fort Worth to talk about their craft and how it’s influenced them.   Application deadline: June 15, 2018   Audition date: Week...
May 21, 2018
Member Spotlight: Clover
Clover Needlecraft. The first word of this company’s name might seem odd for a business that sells knitting, crochet, quilting and sewing tools. But when you hear the story behind the name, it makes sense.  It all started when a young college student named Toshio Okada would study in the park and use clovers to bookmark his pages. When Mr. Okada later founded the company, he remembered the hard work and dedication it took to succeed in his studies and all the clovers stuck between...
April 24, 2018
Stitch Away Stress Interview with Dr....
How is there only one week left in April? So far, we’ve had an amazing Stitch Away Stress month and we still have a lot more to share with you! For the next week we’ll continue to give you tips and tricks on how to use yarn crafts to bust stress and relax. We’ll also be sharing interviews and quotes from people in different walks of life about how knit or crochet have helped them get through stressful situations and get back to feeling happier and healthier. Our third interview is...
April 18, 2018
Stitch Away Stress Interview with Carol...
It’s finally April and guess what that means? It’s Stitch Away Stress month! For the next couple weeks we’ll be giving you tips and tricks on how to use yarn crafts to bust stress and relax. We’ll also be sharing interviews and quotes from people in different walks of life about how knit or crochet have helped them get through stressful situations and get back to feeling happier and healthier. Our second interview is with Carol Caparosa, founder of Project Knitwell. Project Knitwell is...
April 16, 2018
Stitch Away Stress Interview with...
It’s finally April and guess what that means? It’s Stitch Away Stress month! For the next couple weeks we’ll be giving you tips and tricks on how to use yarn crafts to bust stress and relax. We’ll also be sharing interviews and quotes from people in different walks of life about how knit or crochet have helped them get through stressful situations and get back to feeling happier and healthier. Our second interview is with Alanna Okun, who is a writer, editor, and crafter living in New...
April 09, 2018
Stitch Away Stress Interview with...
It’s finally April and guess what that means? It’s Stitch Away Stress month! For the next few weeks we’ll be giving you tips and tricks on how to use yarn crafts to bust stress and relax. We’ll also be sharing interviews and quotes from people in different walks of life about how knit or crochet have helped them get through stressful situations and get back to feeling happier and healthier. Our first interview is with Betsan Corkhill, a clinically-trained physiotherapist and well-being...
March 27, 2018
Member Spotlight: Red Heart
Red Heart. To the average joe, these two words together might not mean much. But to the yarn crafter, Red Heart equals joy. For 80 years, Red Heart has been one of the most recognized brand names and at the center of joy-filled memories for the giver and the receiver of hand-made, one-of-a-kind creations given from the heart. Red Heart works with a lot of different bloggers, designers and crafters in the yarn world, who they call “Joy Creators.” These people combine innovative designs...
March 12, 2018
April is #StitchAwayStress month!
Does the busyness of life have you feeling stressed out? Do you find yourself wishing for a way to unwind and just relax? Well look no further because the Craft Yarn Council has the perfect solution! April is Stress Awareness Month and to celebrate and educate people about the health benefits of yarn crafts, the CYC is hosting our annual #StitchAwayStress campaign. Make life’s lemons into lemonade by knitting or crocheting a lemon stress ball and squeezing it when life gets tough. This...
February 26, 2018
Member Spotlight: Yarnspirations
Have you ever knitted or crocheted a blanket using Bernat blanket yarn? Have you made a fun and colorful hat with Caron Cakes? What about a wonderfully cozy sweater with Patons classic wool? Yarnspirations is the home of yarn brands Patons, Bernat, Caron and Lily Sugar’ N Cream and is part of the craft yarn producer Spinrite LP, which was established in 1952. Spinrite not only manufactures yarn, but also produces yarn and pattern books as well. Spinrite is also North America’s largest...