Thank you so much for stopping by! This podcast episode was originally published June 6, 2012 and I have since stopped producing new episodes of the Crochet Chat Podcast. However, these episodes have fabulous content, so I’m gradually re-releasing them so that we can keep enjoying them!
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This week is a fabulous week for the podcast… I’m featuring some yummy handmade items that will fuel your crochet fire. Of course, we all know that as crocheters, we’re making beautiful pieces of art. But what about using a hand-carved hook? And what goes into hand-dyeing yarn?
To shed light on how Indie Dyers make the fabulous yarn that they do, Stephanie from Space Cadet Creations is joining the podcast! She’s a tremendously delightful ball of energy, and in addition to great stories, she has lots of info on how to select the perfect yarn for your crochet project. Yay!
Helpful listening tip: the recording software works slightly differently for capturing phone conversations… so you may want to turn the volume up a notch once the interview with Stephanie begins.
Here’s how it works: Click the ‘play’ button below to listen to the episode in your browser, or right click here and select ‘Save Link As’ to save to your computer to listen to later!
Below the player is an outline and list of links to products/websites/things I chat about during the episode.
Hi! (and theme for the show) (00:00), Hand-carved Crochet Hooks from Craftwich(02:22)
On my hook (06:50), Selecting a pattern (07:36), Notes on the episode (08:23)
Feature topic (8:48), How it all got started (tales of Britain and chatting about accents) (10:11), Color inspiration (and Synesthesia) (24:48), The dyeing process (35:47), How hand-dyes work up (39:18), A word on dye-lots (52:28), Yarn clubs and mini-skeins (1:00:50)
- Space Cadet Creations
- The Campaign for Wool
- The Tell-Tale Brain
- Guide to using Hand-Dyed Yarns (Stephanie’s ebook)
- Space Cadet’s Yarn Club
- Melissa Jean’s Buttons
- Space Cadet’s Mini-skein Club
- Crochet version of the Beekeeper’s Quilt
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