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Rustic knitting needles from episode 21 1

Rustic knitting needles from episode 21

Rustic Knitting NeedlesBy Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood I made a pair of these about four years ago out of branches from the two cottonwood trees in my backyard. We moved since then so I no longer...

CraftSanity Episode 20 Artist Katherine Shaughnessy Has Crewel Intentions 0

CraftSanity Episode 20 Artist Katherine Shaughnessy Has Crewel Intentions

This week we’ll hear the story of an artist living a creative life on the outskirts of Marfa, Texas. Katherine Shaughnessy is the 36-year-old fine artist making a name for herself in the craft...

Art sampler from episode 20 0

Art sampler from episode 20

The Art SamplerBy Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood I once thought of myself as a traditional crafter. I used to always knit and crochet with yarn, and sew and stitch on fabric. Then I learned to break...

CraftSanity Episode 19 Whip Up Something Wonderful With Kathreen Ricketson 1

CraftSanity Episode 19 Whip Up Something Wonderful With Kathreen Ricketson

From a purple house with a bright red door in Canberra Australia, Kathreen Ricketson, a 34-year-old working mom, has created a new crafty portal that highlights the latest and greatest in the artsy, crafty...

Kids pants from episode 19 0

Kids pants from episode 19

How to make easy kids pantsBy Kathreen Ricketson, creator of whipup.net I am always being asked how I can whip up 20 kids pants in a day. Its easy I say. They say “I...

CraftSanity Episode 18: Get Connected With Fiber Artist Lindsay Obermeyer 0

CraftSanity Episode 18: Get Connected With Fiber Artist Lindsay Obermeyer

So have you heard about the Red Thread Project yet? On this episode you’ll hear from Chicago fiber artist Lindsay Obermeyer, creator of the fantastic Red Thread Project, which is under way in Grand...

Review: ColdHeat Freestyle Cordless Glue Gun 2

Review: ColdHeat Freestyle Cordless Glue Gun

This is where I test out crafty books, products and services and tell you what I like. This is a new feature and CraftSanity podcast suppliment. NOTE: I’m not being paid to mention this...

8-foot tubular hat pattern from episode 18 0

8-foot tubular hat pattern from episode 18

Get Connected: A Tubular Hat for TwoBy Lindsay Obermeyer Materials:16” circular needles in size 13Or one circular knitting frame for an adult hatTapestry needle Your entire stash of bulky yarn, plus a few skeins...

CraftSanity Episode 17 Get Cozy With Alicia Paulson, Creator of Posie: Rosie Little Things 2

CraftSanity Episode 17 Get Cozy With Alicia Paulson, Creator of Posie: Rosie Little Things

In March 1998, Alicia Paulson was happy with her life. She was a 29-year-old newlywed settling into a new editing job in a new city. Then the unexpected happened. She got hit by a...

Crochet coaster pattern from episode 17 0

Crochet coaster pattern from episode 17

CraftSanity CoastersBy Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, CraftSanity producer Degree of Difficulty: Easy Materials:* Size G/6 , 4 mm crochet hook * I used Lyon Brand Cotton-Ease, but you can use any worsted weight cotton of your...

CraftSanity Episode 16 Craftster Founder Leah Kramer Takes Us Behind the Scenes 0

CraftSanity Episode 16 Craftster Founder Leah Kramer Takes Us Behind the Scenes

If you craft, you probably know all about Craftster.org, the fantastically addictive web forum that’s like an online craft night that never ends. On this episode of CraftSanity, you’re going to hear from the...

Etched Glass project from episode 16 0

Etched Glass project from episode 16

Easy Etched GlassBy Leah Kramer, Craftster founder
 Materials – glass object– masking tape– adhesive vinyl letters– sponge paint brush– etching cream– rubber gloves– sink Instructions 1. Press the adhesive vinyl letters firmly onto the...

Review: Yarn of the Month Club 2

Review: Yarn of the Month Club

This is where I test out crafty books, products and services and tell you what I like. This is a new feature and CraftSanity podcast suppliment. NOTE: I’m not being paid to mention this...

CraftSanity Episode 15: Meet Drew Emborsky: The Crochet Dude 2

CraftSanity Episode 15: Meet Drew Emborsky: The Crochet Dude

Drew Emborsky, 38, is a shy dude who loves to crochet. He loves it so much that he crochets from morning till night, six days a week working very hard to build his reputation...

Pentagon Dishcloth from episode 15 0

Pentagon Dishcloth from episode 15

Pentagon Dishcloth© 2005 Drew Emborsky, The Crochet DudeFinished size: Approximately 9”Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton Crochet Hook, Size H [5.00mm] Special instructions: Treble Cluster (trbcl) – *yo twice, insert hook and pull up yarn, yo...