Thread Heads: Crocheted Jewelry
This week on ThreadHeads bust out your crochet needles and get inspired as we hang out with Alicia of Unicocreations. And trust us, this ain't your grandmother's crocheting. She'll be hookin' us up with a quick lesson and a look at her unique jewelry
Male: What is up? Robin Crain here and welcome to Thread Heads. Now, the art of crochet takes on many forms and fashions.
Female: This week, we caught up with Alicia of Unicocreations, she combines the traditional sewing and crochet techniques to create super rad jewelry.
Alicia: Hi, my name is Alicia. I am the founder and the designer for Unicocreations. We are here in Miami Beach and I am going to show you some of my pieces. They are all mixing in together but not completely using their identity.
My parents are from Chile and I was raised in California.
I have been creating since I was a kid and it is always been a passion.
Female 2: I am a best friend of Alicia. We have known each other since we were 13, and I love her pieces.
Alicia: They are all crocheted, single, double stitches and nature is a big importance to my pieces. It is warm in color, it is pretty much gives me the inspiration in creating each piece.
I kind of built it from trying to make it a very powerful piece. So, the thickness of it has a good play on that. So, I try to replicate the thickness, falling of the neck and it gives some kind of elegance when you are wearing simple tank toppers or a simple black shirt.
We are here in Biscayne Bay and I am going to show you how to do a yoyo stitch.
Here is a list of things you are going to need: cool-ass fabric, matching string, needle, something round, a pen, and scissors.
Step 1: Take your round object and trace it with a marker. Once you have your circular fabric, take your threaded needle and at the edge, bend it slightly at the tip, start threading. The farther apart you sew, the wider the hole on the center will be. The closer, the tighter is.
Keep threading all the way around. Once you are done, pull, flip it inside and then you tug all the way tight. Start forming until we get around and get a tight knot.
And then, stick into the center, pull, and make the knot in the back. And there you go, your yoyo.
Traditionally, you can use them in quilts, you can use them in pillows, you can do use so many things with yoyo stitch. Just open your mind and you can make something real good with it.
Male: Hey, stick around. We got more of that DIY stuff coming right up.
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Female: And welcome to the Threadbanger Book Club. This week we are featuring DomiKNITrix by Jennifer Stafford. It is filled with tons of great patterns and cool ideas like knit purses and mohair caps. Plus, the book is bound in vinyl, which is pretty scandalous. What a nibble!
Male: And if you have not seen these two must-have reconstruction guides, you need to go pick them up. “99 Ways to Sew and Deck Out Your Denim” shows you how to make everything from guitar cases to hot tops and hats, all form old jeans. And its companion book, “99 Ways to Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt” lets you make everything from skirts, cool tank tops, and bags out of your old tees.
Female: But if you just want to make fun little things like water bottle bears, snowball fighting mittens or geometric earrings, pick up “Mr. Funky’s Super Crochet Wonderful”.
Male: Got any cool books you found? Send them in to the Thread Heads Book Club.
Female: This week on the forums was awesome. We are so inspired by all the ideas posted and we cannot believe we now have over 700 Thread Banger members.
Some of the coolest things posted includes Sara T’s fabulous bag, made by crochet and six months worth of plastic newspaper bags together, and for making duct tape roses. I cannot wait to try this one.
You should also scope KFTHS news plastic messenger bag, covered with denim, hand-sewn with dental floss and stenciled with my own personal favorite, Felix the cat.
Male: But by far, the coolest thing we ran across was this—us, a stencil made by Loader. Check this post on to the forum because it gives a whole tutorial on how to make your own personalized stencil using photo shop.
So in light of these recent developments, we suggest you download it, cut it out, stencil it on your clothes, stencil it on your friend’s clothes, stencil it on your CD, and stencil it on your friend’s CD…
Female: Okay, okay, that is enough. Looks like we got one already, Ryan Moore just dropped one on his desktop. Sweet!
Male: Well, that is it for this week. We will see you guys next time.
Thread Heads: Crocheted Jewelry
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