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What Inspires Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby - The Shibaguyz

Posted by Marcea
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(Photos courtesy of Shibguyz)Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the founders of Shibaguyz, a multi-faceted company based in Seattle.  Shannon is the crochet and knitting designer whose books have the unusual aspect of offering patterns in multiple size ranges while Jason is the photographer and graphic designer of the duo (he takes all the photos for all of their books). Together for 21 years, Shannon and Jason work together daily and often finish each other's sentences. In our interview we [Read More...]

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What Inspires Kyle Kunnecke – The Charitable Knitter

Posted by Marcea
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(Photos courtesy of KyleWilliam.com) Kyle Kunnecke started knitting as an adult and has found that it gives him many creative outlets.  Kyle’s love of knitting developed into the company KyleWilliam and also allowed him to help others through charitable works.  Find out more about Kyle below, why he doesn’t believe in skill levels and how be believes that creativity has the power to heal.What got you started knitting?  I learned to knit from my roommate.  She was knitting one day and I asked her [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Stitch N Pitch 2015

Posted by Marcea
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 Photos courtesy of Kristin LohrOn Sunday, July 26,  Stitch N Pitch came to the Tampa Bay area. OttLite is headquartered in Tampa, FL so we definitely wanted to get involved!A national event for people who love the needlearts, Stitch N Pitch gathers needle artists and seats them together at a professional baseball game. Sponsored by The National NeedleArts Association and major/minor league baseball teams, this event allows knitters, crocheters, embroiders, cross-stitchers and needlepoint lovers [Read More...]

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Crafting With The Rich & Famous

Posted by Marcea
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor Are you surprised to hear there's a Celebrity Scarves book series or that Kate Moss was given her first knitting kit by her husband?Many ‘regular’ people enjoy crafting but as you start looking at famous people, you’ll find that a lot of them also enjoy crocheting or knitting. Or, in the case of former professional football player Rosey Greer - crocheting, knitting and needlepoint! Greer is often credited with “allowing” men to participate in these crafts and showing [Read More...]

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What inspires Rebecca Yaker -- One-Yard Wonders Co-Author

Posted by Jessica
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Ever wonder what you could sew with just one yard of fabric? Rebecca Yaker (formerly known as the “Sock Monkey Lady”) and co-author Patricia Hoskins can show you 303 awesome ways to turn your fabric stash into something wonderful. Check out this great interview with Rebecca where you’ll learn about what inspires her, knitting for the Super Bowl, shoe making and more!What was the inspiration for the One-Yard Wonders series?The inspiration had a little bit to do with the publisher.... I’m a [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Cathy Clark

Posted by Autumn

Cathy Clark is a multi-crafter; she knits, sews and makes jewelry. She’s also a big fan of OttLite, and we’re glad she is! It was her amazing knitting that we first noticed, and so she shared with us a little bit about how she became a knitter, what kinds of projects she loves to make, and a funny tip for beginning knitters.When did you start knitting? Who taught you?I started knitting about two years ago. I watched a lot of videos online and went to a local knitting store for help.What made you [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Franklin Habit

Posted by Autumn

Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. In 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs. Habit is also the author of It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons as well as multiple knitting essays.Could you tell us about your [Read More...]

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Sweetheart Knit Valentine

Posted by Autumn

The origin of the Valentine’s Day holiday is still mostly unknown, but what we do know is that it is one of the most popular occasions for handmade gifts and cards. Just the thought of all that crafty affection sets our hearts all a-flutter! Here is just one of the super-sweet ideas we fell in love with.Sweetheart Knit Valentinefrom flax & twineA quick confession from Autumn: I’m not a knitter (I crochet), so rather than try to decipher the step-by-steps for this project, I’m simply including [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Anna Hrachovec

Posted by Autumn

Anna Hrachovec is a knitted toy designer and author of two books, Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. She launched her own website, Mochimochi Land, in September of 2007. Her quirky knitted creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and exhibited in galleries worldwide. We asked Anna about what inspired her to create her super-cute and strange mochimochi toys.What inspired you to start knitting? How did you learn? I first learned to knit when I was a high school exchange [Read More...]

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Knit Simple

Posted by Marissa

I am truly mystified by the "art of knitting." I love seeing all the great projects that people come up with and the detail of these masterpieces truly inspires me. OttLite was stoked this month to find we were featured in the fall version of Knit Simple. Check out this great magazine for a Craft Caddy feature/giveaway.Did you know that 53 Million people are knitting today and that there are over 900 blogs devoted just to the subject of knitting? (Source: Knit Simple). Also, it is cool to see [Read More...]

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