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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 and...
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 Day 2:...
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 October...
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!
August 11, 2017
Humans That Yarn
A maker’s experience with yarn changes them. It changes what they do with their time, it changes how they cope through hard times, and it changes their stories. We have the unique opportunity to share these stories with you! Take a peek at a few of the makers who have shared their stories with us so far and scroll through our blog space to read some of them!     Join the movement! Are you a maker, yarn lover, or just fan girl/guy? Join CYC’s Humans That Yarn movement by...
August 11, 2017
Humans That Yarn: Sincerely Louise
  Q: What's the longest time you have spent working on one project? A: "The project that had the most hours spent working on it has to be the tiger rug from my book (Faux Taxidermy Knits). The tiger uses almost three kilos of yarn and is knitted on 15mm needles, so he's a big project. When I started designing him I spent a day knitting him on one strand of super chunky on 10mm needles only to find it wasn't quite right. So to my boyfriends dismay I ripped the whole thing back and...
July 07, 2017
Anti-Boredom Month Crafty Not Bored...
Summertime and lazy days are here and did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? The Craft Yarn Council is celebrating Anti-Boredom Month for the second year in a row with a Crafty Not Bored social media potluck. Bust boredom and get inspired for your next project by joining the potluck on Facebook and Instagram. This month, work up some of you favorite food related patterns and bring your dish to the party on July 21. Wear your food, play with your food,...
February 17, 2016
CYC tries Yarn Banners
  This month, Montana and I had the chance to play with yarn banners on fancy branches, Tassle makers and banners. Material we used: 1 Skiens of Red Heart Grande 2 Skeins of Wool Ease Thick and Quick Scissors Hefty Tree Branch     The same basic principles we used in macrame can be seen here in the creation of this yarn banner. Montana tied the strands of yarn using the same knot from our Macrame project you can see the technique here.   After each strand was...