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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...
July 07, 2017
Join us for the Anti-Boredom Month...
Bust boredom and get inspired for your next project by joining CYC's Crafty Not Bored 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 21st. Wear your food, play with your food, supersize your food and share it with us here on Potluck day! 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...
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...
February 17, 2016
CYC Tries Macrame
Large Macrame Curtain   So for the past few months, I have been looking at tons of Macrame. Curtains, Banners, Wall hangings, you name it. I have been dying to work on one but kept putting off in lieu of other projects. Lucky for me, CYC tried Macrame and Yarn Banners this month! Here is what we did!       Material we used: 11 Skiens of Red Heart Grande Scissors Metal Rod 2 8 foot ladders   While I was behind the camera for the Giant Macrame Piece, Candace...