• 00:57

    Teacher, Designer 'Knitting Enabler' Lorilee Beltman

    in Hobbies

    Lorilee happily sees no end to where your knitting curiosity can take you, so she enjoys helping knitters make new discoveries. Since 2009, this former yarn shop owner has enjoyed her students at national events and she looks forward to meeting you in class! 


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    Sponsored by:



    Knitter's Magazine
    Craftsy
    Lo-Lo by Bar-Maids
    Decade by Drew Emborsky
    Bijou Basin Ranch
    KnitCrate
    Erin.Lane Bags
    Kristin Omdahl Bamboo So Fine
    Buffalo Wool Co.
    Green Mountain Spinnery

  • 01:08

    Benjamin Levisay, CEO XRX Books, Stitches Events and Yarn Thing Sponsor

    in Hobbies

    Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc., publishers of Knitters Magazine and XRX books, is a second-generation partner in this 29-year-old company originally started by his uncle, Alexis Xenakis, his father, David Xenakis, and their partner Elaine Rowley. promoters of STITCHES Expos, also as as CEO and Director of Marketing & Sales and board member of Halos of Hope.


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    Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid.
    Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook


    Sponsored by:



    Knitter's Magazine
    Craftsy
    LoLo by Bar-Maids
    Decade by Drew Emborsky
    Bijou Basin Ranch
    KnitCrate
    Erin.Lane Bags
    Kristin Omdahl Bamboo So Fine
    Buffalo Wool Co.
    Green Mountain Spinnery

  • 01:08

    Slipped Stitch Studios Project Bags

    in Knitting

    Owner, Laura Lundy, of Slipped Stitch Studios is joining Marly Bird to talk about her fantastic project bags! Great for knitters and crocheters. 


    https://www.facebook.com/SlippedStitchStudios 


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    Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid.
    Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook


    Sponsored by:



    Knitter's Magazine
    Craftsy
    Indian Lake Artisans
    Decade by Drew Emborsky
    Bijou Basin Ranch
    KnitCrate
    Buffalo Wool Co.
    Green Mountain Spinnery

  • 01:06

    Lucy Neatby Knitting Expert and Instructional DVD Pioneer

    in Knitting

    Lucy Neatby author of A Little Book of BIG Holes for Handknitters, Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finis in Style, and the Learn with Lucy DVD series.


    www.LucyNeatby.com


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    Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid.

    Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook


    Sponsored by:



    Knitter's Magazine

    Craftsy

    Indian Lake Artisans

    Decade by Drew Emborsky

    Bijou Basin Ranch

    KnitCrate

    Buffalo Wool Co.

    Green Mountain Spinnery

  • 01:11

    Stuart Hochwert

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (05/12/14), my guest will be Stuart Hochwert, President and Founder of Prime Publishing.

    Stuart is an expert and really a cutting edge entrepreneur in world of internet marketing and content creation. He’s also, in my opinion, a giant in the online fiber arts world.

    Prime Publishing is his 4th media start-up. Their group of 27 cooking and crafting properties creates, aggregates and reviews original content. The brands span digital websites, e-mail newsletters, social media, licensing, e-commerce, business information, and marketing services.

    If you don’t recognize the name, Prime Publishing, that’s because you probably know them from their more well know online presciences like favecrafts.com, AllFreeKniting.com, AllFreeCrochet.com, StitchAndUnwind.com, and the Knit Picky Patterns eNewsletters… to name just a few. 

    He and his team are great folks that do a wonderful job reaching millions of knitters and crocheters with killer content. And they’ve been great partners me, to our company (XRX, Inc.), and to many of our STITCHES vendors and sponsors that we work with.

    I’m excited to have him on the show to talk about himself, his company, and something new that we have planned. I hope you’ll join us for what I can guarantee will be an exciting show.

  • 01:13

    Anne Kuo Lukito redux

    in Knitting

    On this re-recorded edition of Fiber Hooligan (02/11/14) my guest is Anne Kuo Lukito. Though she’s been crafting & sewing all her life, Anne did not get into knitting until mid-2006. After teaching herself, she could not stop thinking about knitting and began making up patterns almost immediately. In early 2008, she submitted a few designs for publication and by late 2008, her designs appeared in Knitty, Interweave Knits & in 101 Luxury One-Skein Wonders. Since then, Anne has designed for several yarn companies and her work has also appeared in many other publications, including several books and magazines like Twist Collective and Knitscene. Her designs generally have a modern and fresh sensibility with a fun and innovative twist.


    One of the things Anne really enjoys is the opportunity to share and exchange knowledge with other knitters and with students. Anne teaches at knitting shows (including STITCHES), yarn shops, guilds and has also presented at a BlogHer conference and at Craftcation. Anne continues to develop her self-published designs under her independent design label and she also operates a small boutique distributorship, Crafty Diversions, which represents highly talented knitting designers in distributing their patterns and products to yarn shops. Anne’s patterns, tutorials and blog can be found on her own website.

  • 01:03

    Erin Lane Bags with Lindsey Martin

    in Hobbies

    Lindsey Martin of Erin Lane Bags joins Marly to talk about her new bag club she is premiering in 2014. Also, listen in to learn about some exclusive deals! Erin Lane Bags are Marly's favorite project bags (she even talked about them in her Craftsy Mittens and Gloves Galore class) 


    Don't forget to Listen Live for chance to win great prizes! Shownotes can be found at www.MarlyBird.com/blog



    Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid.
    Find out more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook


    Sponsored by:



    Knitter's Magazine
    Craftsy
    Indian Lake Artisans
    Fiesta Yarns
    Decade by Drew Emborsky
    Love of Knitting
    Love of Crochet
    Bijou Basin Ranch

  • 01:05

    Amy Herzog

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (12/09/13) my guest will be the very talented Amy Herzog.


    Amy is passionate about sweaters people love to wear. She is the author of Knit to Flatter and designs sweaters that flatter the figure and are easy to modify. She is also a knitting expert on American Public Television’s “Knit and Crochet Now”. She teaches classes across the country and on craftsy.com, and her figure-flattering pattern designs have been published in Twist Collective, Knitscene, Interweave Knits, Knitty, and more.


    After several years of teaching knitting classes, she realized that knitters will skip modification math if they can but would really like to wear sweaters that fit them well. So she created CustomFit, a website that produces custom sweater patterns. It can be found at customfit.makewearlove.com.


    Amy will be with us to talk about all of that, the Opening Day presentation she's planning for STITCHES South, and much more.  This will be a great show. I hope you'll join us.

  • 00:44

    Custom Fit with Amy Herzog

    in Knitting

    Amy Herzog is on a one woman crusade to help knitters knit garments that are perfect for them. She has a new online program called Custom Fit that helps knitters get a pattern that is truly custom. Join Marly Bird as she talks to Amy about this wonderful program and you will learn more. 


    Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!



    Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid.
    Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook


    Sponsored by:



    Knitter's Magazine
    Craftsy
    Indian Lake Artisans
    Fiesta Yarns
    Decade by Drew Emborsky
    Love of Knitting
    Love of Crochet
    Bijou Basin Ranch

  • 01:13

    Johnny Vasquez

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (9/23/13) my guest will be my friend Johnny Vasquez. Johnny is the lead instructor at the Yarn Craft Academy and co-author of The 30 Day Sweater. As Head Honcho at Yarn Nation he works to provide resources that help grow the fiber arts industry and allow yarn lovers to enjoy their craft more fully.    Johnny will be joining us to tell us about his work and a new project he's starting…  The 30 Day Sweater Challenge… a month knit-a-long where he's going to try to get 5,000 knitters to make a sweater during the month of October.    Johnny is a lot of fun. I hope you'll join us for this show.

  • 01:32

    Team STITCHES

    in Knitting

    On a special Thursday edition of Fiber Hooligan (9/19/13) my guests will be some of the gang from Team STITCHES. I get lots of requests and suggestions about who to have as guests on the show. The one that has been most requested is the team that makes STITCHES Expos happen. People have told me that they want to hear how the shows work and what it takes to make an event like STITCHES happen. So I've decided to have Mavis Smith (our customer service manager and the person who takes care of the teachers), Lisa Mannes (who does a lot of our marketing & PR and who takes all the pictures at the shows), Kristi Miller (a.k.a. Knitters Brat who takes care of all the vendors and sponsors in the Markets) on the show next week for a special (extra) episode on Thursday at 11:00 am (central time). 
    They are going to be talking about all thing STITCHES and giving highlights to our upcoming show in Hartford, CT in November. With a little luck they won't tell too many stories about me (smile). Oh right… And we're probably going to be giving away a few prizes for our live listeners.
    These are remarkable women. I hope you'll join us for this show.

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