Interview with Laura Watson from Full Moon Farm
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 24, 2014 | Short Link

At Vogue Knitting Live 2013, I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Watson from Full Moon Farm.  Laura’s yarns were extremely colorful – and so was she! – so I was immediately drawn over to her booth.  It was wonderful to learn that she’s a New York State local (about 90 minutes north of New […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Paula Prado from De Origen Chile
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 13, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Paula Prado, a multi-talented Chilean yarnie. Paula can be found online in her Etsy shop, De Origen Chile, her website, and on Flickr.  All photos are copyright De Origen Chile.  Click on photos to link to the product pages on Etsy. Underground Crafter (UC): How did you learn to spin, knit, and dye? […]

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Interview with Virginia Scholomiti from Yellowfarm
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 13, 2013 | Short Link

While at Vogue Knitting Live in January, I was introduced to a local, New York State Capital region yarn vendor, Yellowfarm.  The Yellowfarm booth had an interesting display featuring “long locks” art yarns.  The display really highlighted the beautiful fiber from Yellowfarm’s longwool Wensleydale and Teeswater sheep. Today, I’m interviewing Virginia Scholomiti from Yellowfarm.  You can find […]

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Interview with Paola from mYak
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 29, 2013 | Short Link

In January, I had the chance to check out a very new yarn company, mYak, at Vogue Knitting Live.  I even picked up my first skein of yak yarn at their booth!  Paola, one of the co-owners, had some time to meet up with me back in February at Le Pain Quotidien for an interview. mYak […]

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Interview with Lindsey and Susan Rice of Bartlettyarns
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 22, 2013 | Short Link

Way back in January, I had the chance to meet Lindsey Rice from Bartlettyarns at Vogue Knitting Live.  The Bartlettyarns booth was stocked with some great wool that was produced in the U.S.A., and I soon learned that they are the oldest operating woolen spun mill in the country. I also got to talking to […]

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Interview with Danielle Chalson of Makewise Designs
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 15, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m very excited to share an interview that has been very long in the making.  Back in January, I was at Vogue Knitting Live in New York (posts here, here, and here), and I had the chance to spend some time with Danielle Chalson.   Danielle is a (mostly) knitting (with “a smidge of […]

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Book review and giveaway: Knitting with Icelandic Wool
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 27, 2013 | Short Link

Back in the winter, I received a review copy of Knitting with Icelandic Wool by Védís Jónsdóttir from St. Martin’s Griffin.  I was immediately drawn in by the stunning photography and the beautiful designs.  The nice folks at St. Martin’s Griffin were also kind enough to share another copy which I’ll be giving away today at the […]

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Interview with Mary Beth Temple
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 25, 2013 | Short Link

Every Monday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be interviewing crocheters.  Today’s interview is with Mary Beth Temple, crochet designer, author, podcaster, teacher, editor, and publisher. I’m thrilled today to present my interview with Mary Beth Temple.  Like many crocheters, I first became aware of Mary Beth through her Getting Loopy podcast.  This interview has […]

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Interview with Joan McGowan-Michael of White Lies Designs
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 18, 2013 | Short Link

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of checking out Vogue Knitting Live with a press pass.  I actually recorded three different interviews at the event, and I’m pleased to share one today. Joan McGowan-Michael is the designer behind White Lies Designs.  In addition to her extensive collection of (mostly) knit (with some crochet) […]

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Surmount the Stash – January Review
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 11, 2013 | Short Link

I completed some major (mostly top secret) crochet and knit projects in January, and even used up over 4,500 yards of yarn. Unfortunately, none of it was stash yarn.  Some of you that design for publication may know about yarn support.  This is the yarn that a designer is sent for free in order to […]

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