Edie Eckman presents Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird-Edie EckmanEdie Eckman presents Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Edie Eckman presents Every Which Way Crochet Borders was our featured guest today on Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.

Edie Eckman has her hands in many aspects of the fiber arts, teaching, writing, designing and editing. Her knit and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines, yarn company publications, pattern leaflets and books.

Edie’s Books:

  • Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs
  • How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy
  • The Crochet Answer Book
  • Around the Corner Crochet Borders
  • Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Every Which Way Crochet Boarders:

Step-by-step instructions and symbol charts put these 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike.
If you’re ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design. She then explains, with the help of close-up photos, how the same pattern can have dramatically different results depending on the weight of the yarn.
With each pattern diagramed to approach in both rounds and rows, Every Which Way Crochet Borders is an inventive and invaluable resource.

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Edie has visited the Yarn Thing podcast before, in 2014.

If you missed hearing this live it is still available, to view at Marly’s Facebook page, or listen to the podcast episode where its archived: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/06/06/edie-eckman-presents-every-which-way-crochet-borders

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  1. Rhonda says:

    Marly thank you for another great podcast! I was new to Edie Eckman! How can that even be? I love the word slendery… and I wish for all my clothing to be “Slendery”

  2. Debbie Carter says:

    We have a new word “Slendery” I wonder if it will be add to Websters Dictionary, it should be. I really enjoyed the podcast with Edie Eckman I have taken a couple of her Crafty’s classes they were awesome.

  3. Joan machado says:

    Listened to you on replay and would love to win Eddie’s book because crochet is my favorite yarn craft and I’m always looking for new ways to edge my baby Afghans. The special word for to day is slendey , bye for now

  4. Mayra Garcia says:

    I just started listening to your podcast about a week ago and I am hooked! I listen in my car, at work, and you have substituted netflix!! That has definitely shocked my husband! He has been handed over the remote so he thanks you as well. Just wanted to put in my ‘Slindery’ comment and say hello. Can’t wait for the next podcast. I will take advantage and catch up while we wait. Have a good two weeks.

  5. Rachel Solis says:

    Marly thank you for having Edie Eckman on your podcast. She is awesome and I can’t wait to get her new book as I want to add borders to my shawls hoping they will make me look slendery.

  6. Kathy Niles Walters says:

    This book from Edie looks amazing, it goes on my not too “slendery” wish list…….my list is getting “bigly”

  7. Betty Ann says:

    So many good books to choose from???? Which to start with. Not quite sure how to use the special word in a sentence: How about I am not looking slendery today!

  8. Michelle says:

    Wonderful happy interview. Great big fun to listen to. I could hear the respect Marly has for Edie Eckman, it was heart warming. I bet her new book would help me on the slendery side of afghans I am bordering around.

  9. Juanita Quinones says:

    Love the podcast. I have all of Edie Eckman’s books and must add this one to my not so slendery library of crochet books. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Ida Williamson says:

    Edie’s new book sounds awesome. Sounds like her cruise taking in the slendery architecture was wonderful.

  11. Michelle Brewer says:

    Loved the podcast!! Also love the new word slender. Missing Marly twice a week. Thanks for all you guys do.

  12. Chris Lopez says:

    Great interview and great the book looks amazing!! I must have missed the definition of slendery because I have no idea what it means! But it’s a cool word.

  13. Elisa Avellana says:

    love Edie’s classes !!! love the podcast!!! secret word is slendery (did i write it right??!! )
    thank youuuuuuu

  14. Stephanie Brinegar says:

    I love the idea of crochet borders on t-shirts. I want to try that and I hope that it gives me a slendery appearance.

  15. Angie says:

    Thank you for this great podcast! I just started listening!
    Trying to get my slendery books to line up on the shelf.

  16. Tracey says:

    The first fiber craft I learned was crocheting and that was a long time ago when i was more slendery! 🙂

  17. Amy says:

    I love Edie’s books, and I’m looking forward to taking a class with her at the Chain Link conference next month. Maybe If I wrapped myself in a shawl with just the right border from her book, I’d look more slendery!

  18. Beate M. Poston says:

    I rarely catch the podcast live but usually try to watch it the same day. Love Edies code word!
    I think I will be using the word “slendery” a lot! Lol. Currently borrowed Edies book from the local library but would much rather own it! I think I would use it a lot.

  19. Shelly says:

    Well…I don’t know about the new word Slendery, but this podcast did introduce me to a few new books at add to my wish list.

  20. LISA L NIXON says:

    What I enjoyed about this interview was that you could “hear” the respect that flowed both ways between Edie and Marly. Slenderly…..wish that described my body – alas – it does not!

  21. Susan Brewer says:

    Slendery! I had to go back to the podcast and listen twice because at first I thought the code word was sPlendory instead of slendery, my mistake! I enjoyed listening to Edie and learning more about her and her craft.

  22. Cyndi says:

    I also heard splendoury! And not slendory! Lol either way, I loved hearing this podcasts from Edie Eckman. Thanks! From a more slendory crocheter. Not quite yet splendory

  23. martha donley says:

    If crocheting borders on my clothes will make me look more slendery, then I definitely need Edie’s book.

  24. [email protected] says:

    Here is to waking up and wishing to be slendery, that is why I knit…to make clothes that are slendery. Thanks for a great podcast. I am always looking for cool crochet borders to finish off my finished garments. I will check out your book. Thanks

  25. elliottma says:

    I have some of Eddie’s books, and they are great or Splendory. Would you say the borders are Bordery? Oops, was the word Slendery? I enjoyed the podcast and want the book!

  26. Kim says:

    I love to crochet a border on crochet projects, knitted projects and woven projects. Would love some new slendery inspiration!

  27. Leanne says:

    The crochet borders book looks great. This summer I am doing a lot of crocheting and working out, so that I can be more slendery.

  28. Suzanne says:

    I love the way Edie and Marly chat about all things. The scope of this podcast was far from slenderly. I hope to get my hands on some of Edie’s books. I would love to improve my crochet.

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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