MK Crochet, Megan Kreiner joined us on Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird.
Megan said she began like a lot of us when young, taught by family — her grandmother, her mother, her aunts, but didn’t feel patient enough to keep on doing scarves and things at that time, not really getting into it until she was older. She knit and crocheted from them and as a teenager she did smaller projects like baby clothes and toys.
She graduated from University of Massachusetts with BFA in computer animation & graphic design. She moved after that to Los Angeles and kept up with her skills while working as a production assistant at Sony Pictures Imagework until she could work as Layout Artist at DreamWorks and currently in Annimation.
This experience worked out really well when it came to designing and writing crochet patterns in that she creates a character with a narrative or shows it’s personality. Plus she can make suggestions so the individual creators of her designs can modify to make their own unique character. It sounds like Megan designs in both knit and crochet. She finds that some techniques work better than others for what she wants to create and she spends time admiring what others have created, imagining how they achieved their shapes.
Her book Bathtime Buddies she hope an scientist in marine biology doesn’t take offense but at same time hopes a little person can identify with their toys also, she says. Because of her work at Dreamworks she does feel inspired to create characters, too. She has has receibed permision to do some crochet designs of Disney Characters, and has two books coming out. (This is outside of her work with Dreamworks. Her story about that clarifies a lot of things that people wonder about when creating licensed characters. So, I hope you will take time to hear what she shares…) This is all in tandem with another book coming soon of farm animals.
You’ll want to follow her so you can see these publications when they are released. There is an MK Crochet website, links to her blog. She admits she’s more active on Facebook, but you can find her designs listed in Ravelry and she has a fan group there
If you missed listening this morning when the program aired live, it’s still there as an archive: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/12/11/mk-crochet-megan-kreiner-on-yarn-thing-podcast-with-marly-bird or if iTunes is easier: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mk-crochet-mk-knits-megan/id313541727?i=327228710&mt=2