The best way to become a better knitter is to understand the materials you are using. Join Joy as she introduces you to the 3 most important parts of yarn: content, length, and spin. Once you are familiar with the parts of yarn, she will show you a variety of yarn weights and how you can expect them to perform. The yarn label holds all the information you need to make the best yarn choice. Joy will show you a variety of labels and teach you how to read the information so that you can make your best yarn choice. Finally, Joy will show you how to roll a hank of yarn into a ball and get it ready for knitting. At the end of this class you will feel confident to walk into a knit shop, feel the wool, and choose the best yarn for your next project.
Joy Macdonell is a professional Maker and Content Creator. She has had many roles in the Craft Industry from Independent Shop Owner to Product Development Director to Creative Content Director. While at EK Success Brands and Simplicity Creative Group, Joy worked with major brands including: Martha Stewart Crafts, American Girl, Disney, and Sesame Street.
She created Scrapbook Design & You (SDU) while at EK Success Brands which became a national education program for scrapbooking available at local scrapbook stores, Michaels, Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, and AC Moore. She has had the pleasure of teaching in-person craft classes all over the world for the past 16 years. You can also visit with her at her online sewing and knitting classes on Craftsy.com and CreativeBug.com.
Her experiences behind the camera have been her greatest joy! Beginning in 2001 she made over 50 appearances on Scrapbooking by DIY then hosted her own show, Greetings from DIY on the DIY Network. Joy then went on to host 3 seasons of Crafting at the Spotted Canary for PBS. She is also a craft expert on The Home Shopping Network representing Martha Stewart Crafts and on YouTube representing Simplicity Sewing Patterns.
She is delighted to offer digital education that you can access at your convenience. Her clear instructions and professional demonstrations will teach you how to develop and improve your crafting skills at your own pace.
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YouTube: Joy Macdonell