Maker of the Week - Kristin Leher: Yarngasam Podcast and Voolenvine Yarns

Hello my lovelies!

This is the first post of my new blog series entitled: Maker of the Week. The goal of this series is to introduce you, my readers, to other creative makers. I love the online sewing and knitting (and general making!) community. Since I have received so much love and friendship, I wanted to spread said love around. I am planning to feature all sorts of different makers: seamstresses, knitters, yarn dyers, cross stitchers, crocheters, and so on. If you have any favorite crafty blogger/instagramer/podcaster/vlogger/etc. be sure to let me know! Anyway, now that you know what this series is about, let me introduce you to our first maker: Kristin Leher.

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Hi! I’m Kristin, the indie fiber artist behind Voolenvine Yarns, and the host of the Yarngasm Podcast. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our adorable cat.

Do you have a favorite hobby? If so, what is your favorite thing about that hobby?

Knitting started out as my hobby, but now that I dye yarn for a living, and knit just about everyday, I consider it a way of life! I took up sewing a few years ago, which is something I really enjoy doing when taking a little break from knitting. 

Do you have a “shameful” crafting secret?

SO.MANY.UFOs! 

Is your crafting space organized or more of a creative jumble?

Everything is in its place, albeit … creatively jumbled! For example: When it comes to my yarn stash, I love seeing different colorways on a shelf, next to different colorways. It’s more inspiring that way! Sometimes I’ll spot a combination I’d never think to put together. 

Where can we find you online?

Yarn Shop: VoolenvineYarns.com

Podcast: YarngasmPodcast.com

Instagram: @Voolenvine

Ravelry: Voolenvine

What is your favorite color(s)?

I love a good shade of mauve. Honorable mentions: Black, grey, and olive green!

Do you have a little furry companion?

Bella the cat is my partner in crime!

What is your favorite book(s)?

I’m currently reading (and LOVING) The A Court of Thorns and Roses series, by Sarah J. Maas. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte are hands-down some of my favorite reads. I also have a soft spot for Earnest Hemingway’s writing.  — especially A Moveable Feast, and The Sun Also Rises.  

If you owned a unicorn, what would you name it?

Hmm … I don’t know why, but Buffy comes to mind. 

Thank you Kristin! I loved reading all your answers! Jane Eyre is also one of my top favorite books. I think I've read it five or six times. . . 

If you haven't, be sure to go check out Kristin's yarns. They are absolutely gorgeous! I keep dreaming of the things I would love to knit out of her "Last Unicorn" colorway. Plus, she just released a stunning shawl pattern which you can find here

~Emily