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April 02, 2019
Self-Care Guide for Fiber Artists
We all know self-care is the name of the game these days. It’s important to practice self-care to avoid burnout and even though the term has become more popular in the last couple years, taking care of yourself is always in vogue. April is Stress Awareness Month and as usual, we’re promoting our Stitch Away Stress campaign and talking about all the ways yarn influences wellness. This year's theme is self-care and throughout the months of February and March, we shared our self-care...
March 26, 2019
Happy Place With Flax and Twine
This month we are sharing our interview with Anne Weil, the artist behind Flax and Twine. Anne is known for her clean and simple designs that offer a fresh perspective on fiber crafts. As a DIY blogger and author for fiber-based projects, we knew yarn would be a common piece in Anne's space. Without further ado, we are happy to share with you Flax and Twine's Happy Place!  
March 19, 2019
YDKWYDK: A guide to hooks & needles
So you want to know which size crochet hook to use with the yarn you bought for your latest project, but you have no idea where to start. Or let’s say you want to knit a cool project you saw on Instagram and you have the yarn, you just don’t know which needles to buy. Well you’re in luck because the Craft Yarn Council has everything you need to know to choose the right hooks or needles for any project! Below are tables showing different sizes of knitting needles and crochet hooks in...
March 12, 2019
Yarn & Such: Money
There are a lot of ways that yarn intersects with other aspects of our lives. Making projects takes time; buying yarn and tools costs money; knitting and crochet (and all the other yarn crafts) are therapeutic; the list goes on. This month’s Yarn & Such topic is money. Your favorite three yarnists discuss in this week’s video their thoughts on side hustles, paying for their hobbies, and so much more. Check out the video on our Instagram page; we hope you enjoy the interview! Please...
March 05, 2019
Guest Post: UNT Fibers Program's...
Hey y’all, I’m Myranda! I am 22 years old and a senior in the Fibers program at the University of North Texas. The Fibers program at UNT is one of the only programs of its kind in the area. Students have come from all over to attend and learn from our wonderful faculty and staff. For a time in the past we were sharing the fiber glory with Texas Woman’s University, but sadly their program is no longer here. Our program focuses on mastery of techniques and the development of...
February 26, 2019
Happy Place With London Kaye
This month we are sharing our interview with London Kaye, a prominent street artist based out of LA known for her yarn bombings. After receiving her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she realized her love for crochet and began installing art daily on the street, quickly leading to her work being easily recognized by people around the country.  Without further ado, we are happy to share with you London's Happy Place!   What...
February 19, 2019
YDKWYDK: A guide to yarn weights
This month's "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" is all about yarn weights! Read on to learn the facts on each weight of yarn.  Yarn comes in all different thicknesses, or weights. The standard yarn weight system goes from a range of 0 to 7, with size 0 (or lace yarn) being the smallest weight (or thickness) and size 7 being the largest weight. The standard yarn weight system on our website is a handy chart that provides the size needles and hooks you should use for each...
February 12, 2019
Yarn & Such: Relationships
There are a lot of ways that yarn intersects with other aspects of our lives. Making projects takes time; buying yarn and tools costs money; knitting and crochet (and all the other yarn crafts) are therapeutic; the list goes on. This month’s Yarn & Such topic is relationships. Your favorite three yarnists discuss in the video below how people react to their yarn crafts, who in their life best understands their love of yarn, their most interesting first date stories and so much more...
February 04, 2019
Guest Post: Tips on yarn dyeing from...
Hello everyone, my name is Mari! I am a 24-year-old senior in the Fibers program at UNT. Yarn has been in my life for as long as I can remember and as a fiber artist, it is the most important tool in my life! When I learned about different dye processes, for some reason I was immediately drawn to the natural dye process. I was drawn to this process because it is something that I can continue to grow with as a practicing artist and you continue to learn something...
January 31, 2019
B.Hooked 2019 Warm up America! Challenge
Get ready for the 2019 B.Hooked Warm Up America! Crochet Challenge! Now in its fourth year, the challenge encourages crocheters each year to complete a project for a special cause in a month-long time frame. The challenge was announced today (January 31) and it’ll officially kick off when the patterns are released on February 8. You can learn more about the design of the lap blanket, where to order your supplies and how to participate on Brittany’s blog.  
January 25, 2019
Guest Post: Yarn as self-care with...
Hi, I’m Jackie! You might recognize me from some of the recent CYC campaigns. I’m 23 years old, a senior in the Fibers program at UNT, and yarn is one of my greatest loves! I learned to crochet when I was 14. Before then I had always been captivated by the colors and textures of yarn but I never really knew what to do with it. If I could have seen where I've ended up today, I would’ve been so surprised.  
January 23, 2019
Introducing Happy Place
Yarn hoarding is something that most, if not every, yarn lover goes through. It’s easy to buy yarn but finding the best storage is not always easy (we do, however, have a couple handy guides of the best storage products from Target and Ikea). I think I speak for all of us when I say yarn is not the easiest thing to organize. Happy Place is a new series of blog posts that we will feature on our blog and social media throughout 2019. In each post, we will interview different yarnists...