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  • 02:01

    Myra Wood

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (02/03/14) my guest will be the lovely and talented Myra Wood. If you haven’t met Myra, you’re going to love this lady… she’s extremely charming and very funny.


    Myra is an internationally know fiber artist, designer, author and teacher. She teaches a wide range of classes in knitting, crochet, embroidery and beading… specializing in all things creative. Her online class, "The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan" is available at Craftsy.com. Myra is the author of Creative Crochet Lace and Crazy Lace along with numerous published patterns in books and magazines. Myra’s been a guest instructor on numerous episodes of Knit and Crochet Now, Knitty Gritty and Uncommon Threads on PBS, HGTV and DIY Network.


    Most recently Myra has just finished a new book with XRX Books (my company), Knit In New Directions, which will be debuting at STITCHES West… where she’ll also be presenting a killer Opening Day program.


    We’re going to be talking about all that and more on this show. I hope you’ll join for us so I can share this exceptional lady with all of you.

  • 01:50

    John Levisay

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (01/06/14) my guest will be John Levisay, CEO of Craftsy.com. John co-founded Craftsy in 2010 because he believed that there was a better way for people to learn and interact around their passions & hobbies. 

    Prior to Craftsy, John held executive roles at eBay.com and servicemagic.com. He joined eBay in1999, as head of Strategy & BD. He helped launch eBay Motors, growing it into a $14 billion a year global business. John later ran the Business, Photo, and Music categories on eBay and served as CEO of Kruse International, a 100-employee subsidiary of eBay Motors.

    Prior to eBay, John spent 6 years at General Electric, graduating from GE’s Financial Management program and Corporate Audit Staff. John received his MBA from The University of Michigan and his BA from Colgate University.

    He grew up in Spring Valley, IL and comes from a family of crafters. John lives in Denver, CO with his amazing wife and two children. His hobbies include history, music, photography, movies, cooking, and cake decorating.

    John is not only an interesting man, he’s also a really good guy. He has helped to bring so much to the fiber arts community. And I’m pleased to finally have him on the show. I hope you’ll join us for what should be a great interview with a remarkable and visionary man.

  • 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.

  • 00:43

    Jen Lucas

    in Hobbies

    Special Guest Jen Lucas joins me to talk about her new book and her adventure into the yarn industry.  


    Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!


     



    Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it!
    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 at www.facebook.com/marlybird


    This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Fiesta Yarns, Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet, Indian Lake Artisans and Bijou Basin Ranch.

  • 01:49

    Betsy Hershberg

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (12/02/13) my guest will be my dear friend, Betsy Hershberg.

    Betsy is an award winning designer, teacher and author of Betsy Beads: Confessions of a Left-brained Knitter, published by XRX Books. After more than 50 years of knitting she is thrilled to have discovered a creative process that allows the left and right sides of her brain to play together nicely. She has yet to encounter a knitting project that cannot be enhanced by the judicious application of beads. She is a staple and a favorite at STITCHES Expos. And her Craftsy.com class Brilliant Knit Beads, has allowed her to share her innovative techniques with thousands of students.

    Betsy has also recently launched her own e-commerce site, The Studio B Knits Shop, where her original patterns, materials kits, limited edition and the occasional piece of her highly regarded, one-of-a-kind jewelry is available for sale. And since this show is airing on cyber-monday… I encourage all of you folks to save a few of your online dollars. Because I think you might find yourself infected with bead-mania by the time this show is over.

    Beyond the artistry that Betsy has to share, she has a message of empowerment that you will NOT want to miss. I hope you'll join us for this very special show.

  • 00:46

    KnitCrate

    in Hobbies

    Special Guest Andrea from KnitCrate joins Marly Bird to talk about her fantastic company.  Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!
     
    Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! 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 at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Fiesta Yarns, Indian Lake Artisans, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.

  • 00:45

    Knitting Outside the Swatch

    in Knitting

    Kristin Omdahl joins Marly to talk about her newest book Knitting Outside the Swatch!  Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/marlybird Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid. This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Indian Lake Artisans, Fiesta Yarns, Kollage Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.

  • 00:43

    Kristen TenDyke

    in Hobbies

    Amazing Designer Kristen TenDyke joins Marly to talk about her book Finish Free Knits as well as her new adventure into self publishing!  Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!
     
    Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! 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 at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Fiesta Yarns, Indian Lake Artisans, Kollage Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.

  • 00:47

    Friendly Chat and 30 Day Sweater Challenge

    in Knitting

    Johnny V joins Marly to talk about the 30 Day Sweater Challenge! FInd more information here: 
    http://30daysweater.com/
    Find our more about Marly at www.MarlyBird.com or follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/marlybird Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! Stay up to date with the Yarn Thing podcast with the App available on iTunes and for Droid. This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Indian Lake Artisans, Fiesta Yarns, Kollage Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.

  • 00:44

    Green Mountain Spinnery

    in Hobbies

    Green Mountain Spinnery 
     
    Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! 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 at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Fiesta Yarns, Kollage Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet, Indian Lake Artisans and Bijou Basin Ranch.

  • 00:44

    Hunter Hammersen

    in Hobbies

    Hunter Hammersen joins Marly to talk about her adventures in self publishing and what is about to hit the shelves!  Listen Live for chance to win great prizes!
     
    Like this podcast? Be sure to leave a comment/review on iTunes to let other know about it! 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 at www.facebook.com/marlybird This podcast is sponsored by: Knitter's Magazine, Craftsy.com, Indian Lake Artisans, Fiesta Yarns, Kollage Yarns, Decade by Drew Emborsky, Love of Knitting, Love of Crochet and Bijou Basin Ranch.

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