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Emmy Couture is an indie dyed yarn company, craft blog, and Youtube podcast. We provide bright, colorful, variegated, speckled, and tonal yarns perfect for all of your knitting needs. Check out the blog or podcast for a healthy dose of sewing, knitting, and general crafting inspiration.


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

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

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