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In every episode of Nicki’s Crochet Podcast, Nicki reveals the most interesting crochet designer secrets. Episode 18 features Alexi from Two Of Wands.
Joining me from a New York City cafe Alexi from Two of Wands gave us an inside glimpse into her everyday life. I was excited to chat with her and find out more about how she started her career in fiber arts.
You might have seen Alexandra’s wonderful designs before, but we have some juicy details that not everyone will know.
I’m so excited that Alexi agreed to join me for my podcast called Nicki’s Crochet Podcast where I try to reveal crochet designer secrets and allow you to see designers from a totally different perspective.
You get to submit your questions, too. In fact, you can even request whom you would like me to interview in the future.
Are you ready to watch the 18th episode with Alexi from Two Of Wands?
Watch Episode 18 of Nicki’s Crochet Podcast with Alexandra from Two Of Wands
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Summary of Episode 18 with Alexi
Alexi studied fashion design when she was younger and growing up with her mum who is an artist, she has art in her blood.
However, after she graduated she did a job that was not related to fashion. When she turned 30 her creative side was craving some form to express itself.
In 2013, Alexi took a break from her job and while knitting a bunch of holiday items for gifts, she added some of her makes to her new Etsy shop.
The items sold fast and were a success, so Alexi continued selling finished makes. However, because knitting takes much longer, in order to speed up her production, Alexi taught herself to crochet on a plane to Costa Rica.
Although it was a successful venture, Alexi realized it was not sustainable, so she started selling digital patterns of her designs too.
Alexi shares an interesting story about how she named her business Two Of Wands which involves climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and a tarot reading.
I absolutely adore the fact Alexi translates knit designs to crochet and vice versa. She produces stunning designs in both crafts.
I laughed when Alexi shared a funny story about how her photography evolved into what it is now. Can you guess who is behind the camera?
Alexi shared a little behind-the-scenes story on how she got to work with Lionbrand and how this amazing collaboration started.
After a few successful designs and projects, Alexi has worked on with Lionbrand came her first yarn line Hue + Me.
This bulky weight blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool can be stitched into everything from accessories to garments to blankets and home décor.
As with all Alexi’s creations, style is not sacrificed as function and fashion seamlessly come together.
Based on the feedback from people, Alexi took it all on board and launched Color Theory yarn which lets you mix and match hues with ease. There are no wrong combinations, only possibilities!
I was curious to know where Alexi gets her inspiration from and she did not disappoint with the different ways and things she draws inspiration.
Grab your crochet project, and crochet while you listen to the entire episode 18 on Youtube.
Important Links from Episode 18
Alexi has so many amazing yarn kits available on the Lionbrand website. If you fancy a new project and want all the supplies needed in one click, check them out.
Here is what Alexi says about her kits:
“I blend style and function with simple stitches and techniques to create sophisticated knitwear for the modern maker.
My focus is on inspiring others to create current, fashion-forward wardrobes and homes full of effortless staples and essentials.
My style is chic but playful, and my design process starts with a feeling – a moment in time that I want to capture with a garment or accessory.
Since launching in 2014, my work has been featured by Vogue Knitting, Mollie Makes, Buzzfeed, Martha Stewart, and more. There’s nothing better than watching my designs come to life through your hands, so don’t forget to tag me when you share your projects!”
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