“VH: How have you been treated within the craft community because of your gender, and also because being a cartoonist sometimes falls into a different category? I suppose you’re in a different position than some other men in the industry becayse you lived in Austin, where it’s not all that peculiar for a guy to make a living crafting. Out in the big world though, it would be.
TN: As far as the crafting community goes, I felt immediately welcomed by it. Being able to share booths with the Craft Mafia was fun. Although maybe you just invited me because you wanted someone with upper body strength, in which case you were barking up the wrong tree. Seriously though, I felt like I had an advantage, as if white males need another advantage in society. I remember several years ago, I posted a tutorial on Craftster for Care Bear costume I made, and I still get e-mails about it at least once a month. That was years ago. I think it benefited me to be one of maybe 10 guys posting on the boards.
VH: It was a bit of a novelty then, but that seems to be changing now, due in large par to community. There are boards, groups, Internet hubs, and things that nurture genderless crafting. Do you find that you’re coming across more male counterparts now?
TN: It’s more normal now. I actually have to make good stuff now, instead of just being able to get by because I’m a guy.“
Punk Rock Etiquette: The Ultimate How-To Guide for DIY, Punk, Indie, and
Underground Bands – An original blend of nonfiction how-to and insider
humor, PUNK ROCK ETIQUETTE includes everything from guidelines for
choosing your bandmates and name, to detailed instructions for
screenprinting your own merch, to the only known complete record of the
immutable laws of stage etiquette.
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The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗦𝘁. 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗱𝘆'𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆, 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆!🍀
The YarnYAY! 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘉𝘰𝘹'𝘴 featured shade of 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘺𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘰 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 (Desert Jasper), feels right at home with this holiday, so 𝘄𝗲'𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗪𝗢 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀! See below for details.
Side note (that likely no one by me will care about): Giving away hanks on St Patrick's Day, of my Montoya Merino yarn feels appropriate as my dad used to always say that my brother and I were Spirish (Spanish + Irish). Thank you for listening.
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*𝘜𝘚 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺. 𝘞𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘹 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 (𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘥) 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘋𝘔. 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝟹/𝟸𝟶/𝟶𝟹 𝘢𝘵 𝟷𝟷:𝟻𝟿𝘱𝘮𝘊𝘛....
I just love all of these contests!
Susan M Hall
ow i love books and punk and monsters and yarn
so pick me.
These books look very interesting!
I didn’t know there was a Facebook fan page, I just joined.
I too just love all the contests you are having
Yay! Another give away! This book looks awesome!
Ooh ooh, pick me! I never win anything! These would be an awesome prize to win!
Who doesn’t love a little Punk Rock Craft!!!!
Punk Rockm Monsters and prizes…oh my
Fun prize!! 🙂 The book looks really cool. Thanks for the chance to win!
I’m not familiar with this book, but it looks like fun!
Vickie you are so awesome! I love your site and the give aways are a treat. My daughter loves Travis’ cartoons too 🙂
Those look hilarious.
Looks like fun – would love to win!
Great looking books. Boy crafters rock. I married one. 🙂
Mary Helen McNally
those look really fun. Especially the monster book! I love how monsters are becoming more popular!
the book looks like so much fun – love it~~~
cool I’d love it. lost about how I find out if I win though?? will someone contact me on facebook?
What a great prize!
Looks like a winner to me!
What a cool book!
I love crafty books 🙂
Looks like another good book I must have!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyyy 🙂
This would be awesome to add to my craft book collection. Hope I will win, to try some punk rock crafts!
I can’t believe I haven’t heard of Travis before! Even if I don’t win this one, these books have to join my crafty bookshelf.
aaaah, I SO want that book! *signs on*
I’m lovin’ the ideas for both of these books, love to have them on my shelf.
love the monster book!!
Lol, the etiquette book i so want to read! Having been involved with bands for the past 20-25 years it would be a fun read! (lol, is there a chapter on i want to quit singing but no one will let me!!???)
This is so random! I love the monster book!
This is the kind of book I love!
Punk Rock Etiquette is a great idea for a book. I want the book and would love to win it but I will buy it if I don’t win.
Sandy Alvarez loves prizes!