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Featured Guest Pinners: Knitter Carol & Designer Kara

Come along this week as both Carol Feller and Kara Gunza share their pins with us over on Craftsy's Pinterest account. Hailing from Ireland, Carol Feller has created patterns for men, women, and children which have been widely published in Twist Collective, Knitting in the Sun and more. As the Craftsy instructor of Celtic Cables it's clear that Carol loves knitting, which inspires her pinning. Kara is a passionate pattern designer, crochet enthusiast, wife, mom and blogger at Petals to Picots. As such, her crochet pins inspire more than 3000 followers. So learn more about how each lady discovered Pinterest and what it's inspired them to create, and then follow along with Carol's Craftsy collaborator board as well as Kara's Craftsy collaborator board here.


Pinner Carol Feller
When did you first decide to join Pinterest?
I joined Pinterest a few years ago when I first started hearing about it. It seemed like a really useful way of gathering visual ideas in one place. A bit like a virtual scrapbook online! My use of it goes in waves, depending on how much time I’m spending on line.

We love your Color Inspiration board. Have you made any projects based on it?
The rich terra cotta colors that I pinned were a big inspiration for Woodburne, I just love the color! At the moment I’m on the lookout for the perfect red and green yarn inspired by the board; keep an eye out for patterns in these colors in the coming months.

What types of pinners do you like to follow?
Initially I followed friends from facebook, twitter and google to keep up with their likes and see what inspires them. After that my follows were inspired by boards I liked and repined. If I found myself loving everything someone pinned I wanted to watch out for their future pins!

Which of your pins have been the most popular- did you expect that?
I find that a lot of my patterns, like the Woodburne Cardigan I'm wearing in my photo, end up getting repined, especially when they’ve just been released. I didn’t really know what to expect with Pinterest it’s so different from other social media outlets it feels like a whole new arena.

What excites you about pinning with Craftsy this week?
I’m really looking forward to gathering lots of interesting pins for Craftsy follows and seeing what inspires people. Pinterst is such a personal way of connecting with other crafters out there; you’re sharing your inspiration!


Pinner Kara Gunza
How did you first find Pinterest and what inspired you to join?

I started hearing about Pinterest from friends who had joined, and it seemed like the perfect site for me.  I love collecting ideas and inspiration and always had a file full of pages ripped from magazines and an endless list of bookmarked sites.  Now I just pin all the things I love, and best of all, by pinning them I get to share them with others as well.

Which of your boards is the most popular- did you expect that?

I think my Owls Boards are most popular.  People are just in love with owls it seems, especially crafty owls.

We love your Crochet Owls Board. Can you tell us a little bit more about how that began?

I love that board too.  Like many people, I just love owls. And what could be better than crocheted owls!! I decided to start the board because there are so many owl crochet projects and patterns that I thought it deserved its own board.

Your Crochet Amigurumi Toys Board is beautiful. Have you made any?
Yes, I have. I recently made the Archer pup from a pattern by Stacey Trock. I also designed and crocheted an owl pattern and a doll pattern that appears on that board.

How do you decide to start a new board?

When I seem to be pinning a lot of the same kinds of things and start to notice a theme, I generally think it’s time to start a new board.  I try to keep my boards organized so it’s easy to find things. But don’t look too close because I am still trying to clean things up.

What excites you about pinning with Craftsy this week?

What excites me most is having a legitimate excuse to surf the web and Craftsy for fun stuff!  I am also excited about all the new people and projects I get to discover.

Be sure to stay tuned for our featured pinners on Monday of next week. And in case you missed it, learn more about our guest pinners from last week.

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I LOVE that fern pattern in the green yarn at the top. Where can I find the pattern?


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