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May 20, 2013
Teira from South Frontenac Fibers asked me for an interview. She’s got the post up on her blog, so go take a look! Teira is a knitter and spinner, and has dogs and chickens. She posts on her blog frequently, and there’s a lot of great stuff to read there too. One of her goals this year is to create some patterns. Woot! I know I’m looking forward to a sock pattern, even though I’ve only made one pair (those were made special for the Darn Good Husband)!
I had so much fun answering her questions, and even made two video responses. Haha, I’m glad you got a good laugh, Teira.
Here is the video:
Thank you so much for doing this feature on your blog, Teira.
Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn
May 3, 2013
Hello! I gotta tell you about Che. She’s a sweet young woman who is love with DGY just as much as the rest of us. But here’s the cool part. Not only does she live in Maine, she’s also going to be providing us with some AWESOME soaps! Feeling a goat milk soap lather on your body is just heavenly.
And the goats themselves are super cute! The does are milked daily, so this is really a hands-on small business. Che, we’re happy to have your soaps available on the DGY website!
She’s got a lot of great soap fragrances available, and most of her soaps are all-natural. Head over to her blog for the low down on Che!
Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn
June 10, 2011
Take a moment and watch my Friday update!
I also talk about the new Free Pattern (click here) I posted this week.
There is also a new and improved discount plan on the site that I explain a little more on the video.
Phewwww! Crazy week here:)
Does anyone have some cool plans out there? Leave a comment and let me know!
May 27, 2011
It’s finally Friday and just after 10am to boot…where did my morning go? Oh I know where…watch the video to find out! Also, have you seen the new Silk Sari Ribbon colors? If not, check them out here: New Sari Ribbon Colors
Also, the shop that was featured in the video below is
Oh and if you’re interested, my new site that I just launched is called http://thecraftywiner.com
Have a wonderful day everyone!
July 29, 2010
Watch the video! I need help! Want to give this a go? Let’s talk! Email Nicole at email@example.com!
July 29, 2010
Let me tell you a tale of a woman and our recycled silk sari ribbon… My dear Lashell is an amazing artist and you can read about here here: http://www.darngoodyarn.com/2010/07/what-is-lashell-up-to/
But what you need to know, is that what I’m about to show you will knock your socks off and you must check our Lashell’s Etsy store to fall in love some more: http://www.etsy.com/shop/designtalentedone
Check out this hat that was made with our very own Desert Caravan Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Click to check it out
July 19, 2010
Erin rocks! She is a public school art teacher for her “day job” and designs, explores and creates for her store erinmapes.etsy.com by night.
As Erin so beautifully described herself: I hand-knit scarves, hats, and other items, and upcycle old clothing into bags. I try to live my life in a simple, peaceful, and environmentally conscious way, and my craft reflects that way of life. I call my work “environmentally conscious” because I try to keep the environment in mind when making my work. Sometimes that means using all-natural materials or buying materials from local sellers. Other times it means saving materials from becoming trash by reusing, recycling, or upcycling, whichever you prefer to call it. Like I say on my site, I believe that with a little creativity, you can find a use for almost anything.
I personally find that refreshing and on the cutting edge. It’s motivation to where we should all strive to be on our crafting adventures.
Check out some of the items in her etsy store! Again, here’s that link! erinmapes.etsy.com
July 19, 2010
Have you been to Kathy’s Quilt Shop or her fantastic website: http://www.kathysquiltshop.com/ Go visit now!
Not only does this great shop carry Darn Good Yarn but she also has a wonderful array of classes and everything else crafty that will fill up your supply drawers quickly! If you’re driving through or a nearby resident of Prince George BC you should poke your head in to say hi!
Here’s the store info:
Kathy’s Quilt Shop
1260 4th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2L 3J4, Canada
Want a map? Click here.
And they have great hours! 10-5 Monday- Saturday!
From the website: Every Thursday is Community Play Day. As always, we feel donated quilts should have the same good quality fabrics that you’d use in your own quilts. What you make represents you. You’re worth the best and so are the recipients of our donations, whatever their circumstances. We have a big box of donated fabric you can use while you’re here. Come and work on a community project (there are many needy people out there). You’ll never know how good you feel until you try.
Check out this great video too!
July 18, 2010
Have you noticed that here at Darn Good Yarn we’ve become a little nuts about our sari ribbon. And oh the varieties! Check them out here!
Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Tassel
This one I love! I was futzing around thinking about making a nice tassel. So, I did! I also beaded up a little strand of lime green seed beads and tied them around for extra embellishment. It was the perfect finishing touch. Use these to tie back curtains or tie around a pillow or you can just hang them on over guest hand towels– the possibilities are really limitless. Just don’t be afraid of color! Make a smaller one and use it as a pull on a light or a fan. Or you can make a mini one with a long tail and turn it into a bookmark. What a great gift!
For the tassel pictured you’ll need:
You’ll need 1 100g skein of Darn Good Yarn’s Around the World Sari Ribbon. You can also substitute this skein with the variety of other sari ribbons Darn Good Yarn carries. They come in solids, mixed prints, eye-lashed, and silk varieties.
CD Case or heavy cardboard that has the same dimensions (this determines the length of the fringe of the tassel so you can make it as long or short as you’d like)
1) Wrap the yarn around the CD case (or heavy duty cardboard). Do this until it bulks up to your desired “poofiness”. For the tassel pictured, it was about 25 times.
2) Cut the remaining ribbon
3) Take a 7 inch piece of ribbon and thread it through one side of the loops. You need this because you can use this ribbon to attach it to whatever you had in mind. Make it longer if you say had curtains that were very bulky. If you are having a tough time getting the ribbon through the loops, go ahead and go to step 4 and then carefully go back to this step.
4) Slide the recycled sari ribbon off the CD case.
5) Cut another piece of ribbon about 6 inches in length. This will tie the tassel together. So, tie it close to the top of the loops you just passed that ribbon from step 3. Make a neat and tight square knot for this part. this is especially important if you’re not going to add additional embellishments. You can tuck the ends of this ribbon underneath this band to make them lie flat.
6) It should really look like a tassel now! But you must cut and trim the bottom loops. Make sure to get them all and arrange the recycled sari ribbon so there is equal poofiness.
7) Go ahead an embellish as you see fit. Get funky! Try beads, buttons or leave it as is.
April 18, 2010
Debbie, a fellow Darn Good Yarny emailed me one day with some amazing pictures of a shawl she made for her daughter. She adapted a pattern posted here (don’t worry it’s free) to use with our entire line of Sari Silk Ribbon Yarns. Check these out by clicking here. Isn’t this masterpiece beautiful?
Do you want to see some more pictures of her creation and others? Check out the new section of our webpage that features fellow Darn Good Yarny’ creations!
I got to thinking and you can also take the Solomon’s Knot and make a bed spread too. Wouldn’t that look amazing over a bed in a little girl’s room or your room? Want more info on how to make the Solomon’s Knot? Click Here or watch this video below: