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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...

CraftSanity Episode 11 Leigh Radford Knits with "One Skein" 0

CraftSanity Episode 11 Leigh Radford Knits with "One Skein"

Leigh Radford didn’t set out to be a knitwear designer. She’s been knitting since age 13, but it wasn’t until a layoff from a graphic design job that she found her bliss and realized...

Indian Summer Jacket from episode 11 0

Indian Summer Jacket from episode 11

Leigh Radford’s pattern for the Indian Summer Jacket first published in Fall 2004 issue of Interweave Knits magazine. Download the pdf More about episode 11

CraftSanity Episode 10: Knit Graffiti with the Knittas 0

CraftSanity Episode 10: Knit Graffiti with the Knittas

Tag, you’re knIT. It may just be a matter of time before you pass a car on the highway with a stockinette stitch antenna cozy, spot a street sign with a striped pole, or...

Recipe for a Graffiti Knitting Crew from episode 10 0

Recipe for a Graffiti Knitting Crew from episode 10

Recipe for a Graffiti Knitting Crewby AKrylik Ingredients: 1 whole bored knitter1 whole overactive imagination1 pair knitting needles (any size)1 houseful leftover, scrap or inexpensive yarn Cooking Instructions: Multiply ingredients according to size of...

CraftSanity Episode 9: Quilt Like You Mean It with Denyse Schmidt 1

CraftSanity Episode 9: Quilt Like You Mean It with Denyse Schmidt

“Denyse Schmidt Quilts.” That’s the name of her new book and boy does she ever. Denyse, 45, of Bridgeport, Conn., learned to sew as a child, but she didn’t set out to revolutionize the...

CraftSanity Episode 8: Knit Babes with Claire Garland 0

CraftSanity Episode 8: Knit Babes with Claire Garland

Move over Barbie. Plastic perfection is out and retro rag dolls are in. Thanks to English artist and author Claire Garland, we all can knit a super cute alternative to the mass produced, virtually...

CraftSanity Episode 7 Get Your Craft On with the Crafty Chica 0

CraftSanity Episode 7 Get Your Craft On with the Crafty Chica

Throw some glitter in the air, it’s time to get your craft on. Ever wondered what it’s like to live the ultimate crafty life? Well, you’re about to find out from one of the...

Embellished Bottlecap Magents from episode 7 0

Embellished Bottlecap Magents from episode 7

The Crafty Chica’s Embellished Bottlecap MagentsBy Kathy Cano Murillo Supplies:Bottlecaps (dollar bin at Target)Assorted papers/picturesWhite craft glueAcrylic paintEnvirotex LiteChopstickStrawSturdy magnet, adhesive (I like e6000)Wax paper Directions: Use the white craft glue to affix a...