In the last two weeks, we learned what yarns and fibers you liked working with (part 1), and what categories of projects you like, including their color and difficulty levels (part 2). This week, we'll look at the specific needle/yarn crafts that you're into AND the ones you'd like to learn!
What yarn crafts do you do?
Most of you are multi-craftual (not surprising at all)! 78% of y'all are knitters, with crochet coming in second at nearly 58%. Obviously lots of knitters also crochet, and lots of crocheters also knit!
Needlepoint takes third place with 18%, edging weaving (17%) out of the top three by a very thin margin. Felting comes in at only 3%.
The crafts we forgot to include are many! Lots of spinners (5% of you!), 3% of you do embroidery or cross-stitch. Others mentioned include: tatting, bobbin lace, kumihimo, swedish/huck weaving, naalbinding, quilting, sewing, latchhook, tufting, and some who wanted us to know that they do ALL OF THE ABOVE!
So, with y'all doing all of those things, we had to ask...
What would you LIKE to try that you haven't?
This one did surprise! Many of you are happy with the crafts you already do and don't want to learn new ones. We had two options here - one for people who are happy with what they do, even if it's only one craft, and that was the clear winner with 23.5%. Then the "I've done them all and there's nothing left to learn group got nearly 9%, so that in total, about a third of you are not looking to learn something new.
Of course, that means that 2/3 of y'all want to learn MORE MORE MORE! Of those, the most popular was weaving - 23% of you want to learn to weave. 18% want to learn felting. 11% of you want to learn to crochet, matched by the 11% who want to learn needlepoint. Knitting comes in at only 7.4%, which isn't surprising, considering how many of you already knit.
Other crafts that y'all said you'd like to learn? In no particular order: Naalbinding, quilting, needle-punch, Japanese band-weaving, sashiko, kumihimo, basket-making, spinning, and tatting.
You also told us about knitting and crochet techniques you'd like to learn:
Knitting - Belgian cast-on, 2-color knitting, brioche, and double-knitting
Crochet - Tunisian crochet and mosaic.
We have teachers who can help you learn all of those knitting and crochet techniques, and many of the others, including naalbinding, most types of weaving and embroidery, tatting, and more.
Next week, we'll have the actual last part of the report, on storage and what you do while crafting!
Be safe, be well, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured Pattern & Yarn
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If you find your knitting needle (or other needles) poking a hole in your finger, try this: Paint on a few layers of liquid bandage from the drug store. This will help give you a little bit of protection.
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