Rohn Strong, Crochet and Knitwear Designer closes out the Month of September on the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird.
Rohn learned crochet at age 6, started designing three years ago and to this point self published 13 books, has patterns published in ‘every crochet magazine’ totalling over a hundred patterns. His interest has been in Vintage styles, what he calls his niche. Fashion has been so complex with knitting, but with crochet there has been room to adventure and his work has been welcomed with success.
Tunisian crochet has become a favorite technique, which he learned after purchasing Kim Guzman’s book. Her advice there was that anything you can do with knitting, can be done with Tunisian crochet. This apparently lit a fire in Rohn, who began to wonder how you would do other types of knitting patterns beyond what Kim taught. Like Fair Isle… and the Dorothy Wrap was created.
Rebecca Valasquez convinced Rohn he needed to do more with it, Ellen Gormley then forwarded it on and gave him a heads-up, and a month later he was approached by a producer to film the technique for Annie’s Crochet.
CLICK HERE for the link to the class at Annies, Rohn’s Learn Tunisian Crochet Colorwork So much information is shared by Rohn in this program, fibers to use, needles sizes recommended for different yarn weights, carrying floats, etc. over the span of four different projects that include headbands, hats, scarves, cowl and a wrap.
Another great project that we have opportunity to join in is Rohn Strong’s Holiday 2014 Crochet Sock Club. This is the link to his post about this: http://rohnstrongdesigns.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/the-official-2014-crochet-sock-club-invitation/ Check it out, as he’s created SOCKS for Crocheters in three different designs, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Rohn is working on two new books, filming more classes with Annies and a collection of men’s wear. (He did mentioned that one of his books is inspired of the Iditerod and projects created in Buffalo Wool Co… How cool is that!) If you would like to follow Rohn’s adventures, we would recommend his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rohnstrong as well as his Ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/rohn-strong Rohn also mentioned Annie’s Catalog and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnniesCatalog
If you missed hearing today’s program, it originally aired here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2014/09/30/rohn-strong-crochet-and-knitwear-designer
Just for Fun, if you’d like to go back in time for just a year and a half when Rohn Strong was on Marly’s show last time (recommended because so much has happened with Rohn since then) here is the earlier visit with the link in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rohn-strong-designs/id313541727?i=168420470&mt=2