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September 19, 2017
Stitch it forward on I Love Yarn Day
Do you love yarn? Do you want to share your love of yarn with others? Well look no further because the Craft Yarn Council has just the thing for you! Join us on October 14 for I Love Yarn Day, where we invite you to spread your joy for yarn crafts and stitch it forward by teaching someone else how to knit or crochet. We’d love to read about how yarn has impacted your life and how you plan to stitch it forward. The week leading up to October 14, we’ll be gearing...
September 15, 2017
Pompom-Along Day 5: Creating your own...
Making striped and shaped pompoms is fun and all, but what about making your own unique design? Is there a way to turn what you see in your head into an actual pompom? Yes there is! To wrap up our Pompom-Along, we’re going to show you how to turn your pompom concept into reality with these five easy steps! Check out The Queen of Purls  for a detailed tutorial on how to make your own pompom design using Stitch Fiddle! Follow them on instagram @stitchfiddle and @queenofpurls....
September 14, 2017
Pompom-Along Day 4: Shaping Pompoms
  When you make a pompom it naturally comes out in the shape of a circle. But did you know that it’s easy to shape your pompom into something else? All you need is a vision, a pair of scissors and you’re good to go! Read on for fun tutorials and tips on how to shape your pompoms! Tip #1. If you’re just looking to make pompoms into basic shapes, stop by the We Are Knitters blog to learn how to make different shapes! Tip #2. Check out the Mr. Printables blog to learn how to make...
September 13, 2017
Pompom-Along Day 3: Pompoms vs. Yarn...
  Yarn comes in all different thicknesses, or weights. Whether you’re using a pompom maker or a DIY method, you can use whatever weight you want. Different weights guarantee different results and levels of fullness. (Fullness is also based on how much you wrap your yarn). Below, we describe the standard yarn weight system and show you what the same size pompom looks like using different weights.     The standard yarn weight system goes from a range of 0-7, with size 0 (...
September 12, 2017
Pompom-Along Day 2: Making stripes
  Now that you know how to make a basic pompom, it’s time to move on to more advanced techniques. Today, we’re going to show you how to make two different types of striped pompoms. Follow these easy steps using the yarn of your choice for a super cute pompom!   Choose your yarn There’s an unlimited number of combinations of yarn colors/types/weights you can use to make your striped pompom. Use your favorite colors or make a holiday pompom. You can mix and match yarn weights...
September 11, 2017
Pompom-Along Day 1: How to make a pompom
  So you know how to make a basic pompom, but where do you go from there? Are there ways to make different patterns and can you only use one type of yarn? The Craft Yarn Council is here to answer all your pompom questions and show you fun ways to make pompoms and even design your own.   Follow along with us this week for our Pompom-Along! Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to stay updated on each day’s topic!    Pompom Along Schedule: Day 1: Basic Pompom...
September 07, 2017
Enter the CYC #PompomParty raffle
  You’ve probably heard about the Craft Yarn Council’s fall campaign, #PompomParty. But did you know that we’re also hosting a pompom raffle? That’s right! We’re asking YOU to send us your pompoms - as many as you can! The individual or group who sends us the most pompoms will win an awesome prize - cash! Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the pompom master? Show us your skills and send us however many pompoms you’d like! The raffle runs from September 11 through...
September 05, 2017
Join CYC for a #PompomParty
Did you know that pompoms and tassels are the next big thing? From the runway to the department store, pompoms and tassels are making a splash as one of the hottest trends of the year. This fall, the Craft Yarn Council’s campaign #PompomParty will feature fun and creative ways that you can wear or decorate with pompoms and tassels and ways to make your own pompoms. Buy a pompom maker or try a DIY method to make pompoms in all sizes and colors. For even more fun ways to join the party,...
August 31, 2017
A conversation with a CIP master teacher
Ever wondered who’s behind the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program? The program wouldn’t exist without some amazing master teachers who give their time to help people become certified instructors. Read on for an exclusive interview with one of our master teachers, Edie Eckman!
August 29, 2017
Confessions of a beginner - Learning to...
There’s a common misconception that yarn crafts are only for grandmas. Maybe you have a collection of knitted dishcloths sitting in a kitchen drawer or hand-me-downs that have passed through the family for decades. While everyone appreciates grandma’s lovingly knitted or crocheted gifts, they’re often relegated to the storage closet (at least in my experience - sorry grandma!) I used to think this way. My grandma tried to teach me to crochet when I was younger but I just couldn’t get...
August 21, 2017
A conversation with a CIP master teacher
Ever wondered who’s behind the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program? The program wouldn’t exist without some amazing master teachers who give their time to help people become certified instructors. Read on for an exclusive interview with one of our master teachers, Karen Klemp!