Exploring Amigurumi with a Menagerie of Stitches


We’re Exploring Amigurumi today with Author, Lauren Espy!

Whether you’re an amigurumi pro or have no idea what the word means, you’re in for a real treat today. You may know Lauren from her viral crochet chemistry set and she’s on the show to share some of her infinite amigurumi wisdom. In this “brainstorming session” of all things amigurumi we explore some of the most frequently asked questions and we share our experiences with one another and with YOU!

Today’s Guest

Lauren was made known for her Etsy shop, a Menagerie of Stitches, and now she’s proud to call herself an author! Her book, Whimsical Stitches, recently published and if you love amigurumi, I think you’re going to love this book!

You’ll Learn

  • About Lauren’s journey from Etsy shop owner to published author.
  • Why amigurumi is a great way of creative expression.
  • How to avoid holes in your amigurumi
  • Stuffing techniques (yes, there are techniques!)
  • Best practices for sewing elements together.
  • Some great yarn brands for amigurumi.
  • About Lauren’s book, Whimsical Stitches.

Now if you haven’t done so already, click on that play button at the top of the page to hear from Lauren!

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Join me in this monthly passion project mission at Annies and if you have any questions at all, I’m more than happy to help! Just leave your question in the comment section and I’ll get back to you!

Links & Resources

Find Lauren on Instagram @amenagerieofstitches!

The links above are affiliate links through Amazon and if you purchase after clicking these links, at no additional cost to you, I’ll receive a small commission. I appreciate your support!

Thanks for Listening!

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