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Letters From Jack: London Kaye at AC Moore

Last month I had a very exciting opportunity to spend a Friday with our favorite yarn bomber, London Kaye. We launched the London Kaye collection of yarn, hooks and kits at select AC Moore Stores at their new store in downtown Philadelphia at Penn Center. London Kaye at AC Moore On Thursday night AC Moore…

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Attend STITCHES Midwest, and take class with us!

One of the biggest crafting meet-ups in the Yarniverse in STITCHES. With events in Texas, Pasadena, Vermont, and more, you can run away for a weekend and immerse yourself in yarn crafts. This summer, Lion Brand Yarn Studio instructor Gretchen Fancher will be teaching at STITCHES Midwest! Plan a stitch-cation to the Chicagoland area the…

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Take Gretchen’s Classes in Pittsburgh! April 6-8

We offer wonderful classes weekly at our Manhattan Studio location, as well as our New Jersey Outlet, but our most frequently-asked questions is: “How can I take class with you?” For those of you in the Pittsburgh area, we have great news! Gretchen Fancher, our Education Director, will visit your fair city for the Pittsburgh…

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Do You Have a Craft-Related License Plate?

Traveling for business is not always as glamorous as it seems. There can be down time on the road and it is up to me to keep myself entertained. While I have many interests to keep me occupied, one thing I like to do in particular is to hunt for personalized license plates. When possible…

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Blazingly Beautiful Baskets and Totally Totable Totes

Why You Totally Have to Tote Today has brought another scorcher to New York City.  I’m normally scurrying around, carrying all kinds of things in heavy clothes with lots, and lots, of pockets (Yes, you could call me a… Pocket Monster). But in this kind of heat, who can get away with it? The only…

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Presenting the #BonbonBears by AllAboutAmi!

Sweet golly, look at these #BonbonBears! Ahh! Too cute, AmiRight? (It’s the #BonbonBear Gang’s World… You just crochet in it.) You Can Get a Lot of Life from a Little Bonbon! Just when I thought it was going to be a mopey Wednesday, in swoops Stephanie from AllAboutAmi to brighten up the day with these colorful,…

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Kristy Glass Shares Travel Tips for Crafters!

Traveling with your works in progress? Take note of Kristy’s advice on how to make sure your project can come along safely! :: Can’t see the video above? Click here to watch – https://youtu.be/tnkYv52zgc4 :: Quick Takeaways: Use a lifeline to secure your live stitches! Different countries = different rules. It never hurts to double check…

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Meeting Moogly, Lily Chin and You. . . and Hosting A Game Show At The Knit & Crochet Show

I just returned from the 2015 Knit & Crochet Show in San Diego where Lion Brand Yarn sponsored a lounge area. Knitters and crocheters could rest and chat in the lounge, and I filmed interviews for my Tea With Shira web series.  It was a fun, heartwarming and inspiring three days where I got to meet a lot of my…

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Tea with Shira Goes on the Road: Come Visit Us at the Knit & Crochet Show in San Diego!

Every year some of us from the Lion Brand® team head to the annual Summer Knit and Crochet Show, which is held in various cities across the country. This year, we’re headed to sunny San Diego at the Town and Country Resort, and we’re taking Tea with Shira on the road! The Knit and Crochet…

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Finding Inspiration On The Road

When I was a little girl my dad said to me, “Shira, when you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life.” He really is a wise man.  So, when I meet people and ask them what they do and they tell me they love what they do, I’m…

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