Yana Rodin's Profile

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Hi, I am a Brooklyn based visual artist, maker, yarn mixologist, traveler, and lover of life experiences.
Through my travels, I fell in love with traditional handicrafts, especially fiber arts. I became passionate about knitting, but wanted to make my own modern pieces. I began experimenting with mixing specialty yarns, trim, and leather to create my distinctive hand knitted necklaces, which I call Yarnas.
A Yarna is the product of a creative and loving process. My favorite part is the search for yarn - natural, artisanal, hand dyed and hand painted fiber, which I discover at local farms, yarn fairs and along my travels. The yarn is the special ingredient for my pieces and it’s all part of the journey knitted into my necklaces.When I am creating a Yarna, I find meaning, pleasure, and satisfaction in the process. I look at yarn as my color palette like when I'm starting a painting. Then, I mix…

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  • Joined May 3, 2010

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High quality, natural art yarn and fine leather

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About

Hi, I am a Brooklyn based visual artist, maker, yarn mixologist, traveler, and lover of life experiences.
Through my travels, I fell in love with traditional handicrafts, especially fiber arts. I became passionate about knitting, but wanted to make my own modern pieces. I began experimenting with mixing specialty yarns, trim, and leather to create my distinctive hand knitted necklaces, which I call Yarnas.
A Yarna is the product of a creative and loving process. My favorite part is the search for yarn - natural, artisanal, hand dyed and hand painted fiber, which I discover at local farms, yarn fairs and along my travels. The yarn is the special ingredient for my pieces and it’s all part of the journey knitted into my necklaces.When I am creating a Yarna, I find meaning, pleasure, and satisfaction in the process. I look at yarn as my color palette like when I'm starting a painting. Then, I mix textures and colors and finish it with luxurious leather to create a one of a kind Yarna.
Yarnas are a new kind of accessory. My pieces are unique because my use of yarn and trim is original. Also, I hand pick special yarns, and combine them to create textures and colors for each one of a kind piece. I enjoy making artful and special objects, and I love challenging the ordinary. That is my natural urge.
My Yarnas are one of a kind hand knitted accessories that are modern, stylish, and fun to wear, and they make a statement, add instant glam, and start a conversation.
My most overwhelming feedback was when a stranger crossed a popular, crowded Brooklyn restaurant to ask me where I got my Yarna. The next day, she traveled over to an art market to acquire one. That was the best type of praise and I was deeply touched. I was recently featured in Time Out NY.
http://www.yanarodin.com/

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