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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...

CraftSanity Episode 14 Crafting a Podcast with Sister Diane of CraftyPod Fame 1

CraftSanity Episode 14 Crafting a Podcast with Sister Diane of CraftyPod Fame

If you’ve ever considered launching your own podcast or you want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes, you’re in luck. This week CraftyPod producer Diane Gilleland, a.k.a. Sister Diane, and...

Three Glue Magnets from episode 14 1

Three Glue Magnets from episode 14

Sister Diane’s Three Glue MagnetsBy Diane GillelandCraftyPod Producer This project was part of a show called “All About Glue.” These magnets use three — count ‘em — three different kinds of glue. And they’re...

CraftSanity Episode 13 Greg Der Ananian Crafts "Bazaar Bizarre" 0

CraftSanity Episode 13 Greg Der Ananian Crafts "Bazaar Bizarre"

Don’t be fooled by Greg Der Ananian’s tattoos and body piercings, he knows how to get his craft on. A punk rocker of craft, Greg knits and cross stitches. And he does it his...

CraftSanity Episode 12: Melanie Testa Crafts for the Better 2

CraftSanity Episode 12: Melanie Testa Crafts for the Better

Life is a series of choices. Good and bad, the choices we make become experiences that shape our lives. This week’s show is about getting back on track the artistic way. Textile designer and...

Wonder Under foil surface design technique from episode 12 0

Wonder Under foil surface design technique from episode 12

Melanie Testa’s Wonder Under Foil Surface Design Technique Thanks Melanie for taking the time to share the instructions and pictures! You will need: *A coffee grinder (you will not be able to use this...