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Easy sleeves? Sure! A tutorial in 4 photos.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blogging, Knit, Tutorials | 1 comment

Easy sleeves? Sure! A tutorial in 4 photos.

Last week I was wrapping up one of my items for my Manos del Uruguay Spring 2015 collection, and I took to instagram to show you all how setting in sleeves really isn’t as hard as everyone makes it out to be. I’ve always been a proponent of set-in sleeves: they fit better, they retain their shape and avoid sagging shoulders, and most importantly – they look super elegant. So, we finished our sleeves, and, if they are worked flat, we will seam the sides together. We will also seam the body sides. Some people have asked in the...

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rock+podcast – Episode 4

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 4

Mini-skeins are a designer’s best friend! I talk about life, my unfounded fears, and work! Creative Live class with Tara Swiger: https://www.creativelive.com/bundle/marketing-crafters-successfully-sell-your-handmade-goods Mini-skeins, read MORE about my thoughts on yarn support on: http://www.rockandpurl.com/2012/07/13/supported-supporting-supportive/ Dyers I speak about: CRAVE yarn – Dalliance, Filigree, Traveler, Serenity.Buy on: www.craveyarn.com Eden Cottage – Maya DK Buy on: www.edencottageyarns.co.uk YarnLove –...

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Gadget Love: The thing you never knew you needed the most.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blogging, Business Talks, Tutorials | 6 comments

Gadget Love: The thing you never knew you needed the most.

Us designers, we LOVE gadgets. Watch us oooh and aaah over a new material that needles are made of (my life changed when I found stainless steel needles!), see how we are saving money when the new tablet of choice has launched, and most of all, see the little hearts popping out of our ears when there’s a new release of a software we use daily and makes our lives easier (that’s a nod to Stitch Mastery!!) As designers, you know we also have a million projects on the go. Swatches on every pair of needles, projects we once loved and...

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20 Blog Post Ideas for Designers

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Business Talks, Guest Bloggers | 3 comments

Note from Ruth: Andi is a great designer and sometimes-client of mine. I admire her sense of style and how she can rock a red lipstick. A while ago she posted this entry and I forgot to approve it! Sorry, Andi! Read all about how designers can still post to their blog without spilling any current-design secrets… something I should really put into practice! I often hear other designers say that they have a hard time consistently posting on their blog because they do so much design work that they can’t write about until after it’s...

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rock+podcast – Episode 2.1 Are you a winner?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 2.1 Are you a winner?

Did you win a copy of Wendy Bernard’s “Up Down, All Around” book? Watch below to find out! Congratulations to the lucky winners!

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rock+podcast – Episode 3

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Podcast | 1 comment

rock+podcast – Episode 3

I talk, talk, talk, talk. And then talk some more. Show Notes: I got sick. Don’t do what I did. I talk about finding my feet a bit more. And how much I like Target! Ikea! Everything! I show you how Joeli (www.joeliskitchen.com) is in my studio all the time! I review Knitter’s Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Needles – carbon needles with metal tips and non-kinky cables. I review Eucalan Wrapture Fragrant Balm – jasmine-scented solid lotion for fingers that need care! How do I store my yarn? My organizer of needles: it...

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