Notes from Sandi: This week, something pretty exciting is happening: Dozens of your favorite knitters (and mine!) are gathering to tape the eagerly-awaited second season of Knitting Daily TV. (Get your own copy of the first season of Knitting Daily TV.) Famous designers, well-known authors, and of course, editors from your favorite Interweave magazines are preparing what promises to be some really exceptional episodes. Want a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes action on set? Yes, I thought you might…so I asked segment and associate producers Jaime Guthals and Annie Hartman Bakken to share their insider look of what it’s like to tape Knitting Daily TV.
From Annie and Jaime:
Welcome to the second season taping of Knitting Daily TV! Hosts Eunny Jang, Kim Werker, Liz Gipson, and Shay Pendray are busy crafting with fiber in front of the camera at the studio right outside Cleveland. So, what all is involved in the making of Knitting Daily TV?
The Knitting Daily TV set, designed to have a coffee shop, craft studio feel, was first unveiled last April when series 100 was taped. Full of fiber goodness, the set is a calming green and eggplant purple and includes beautiful baskets full of luscious yarn. The Titled Duster, the Babette Blanket, and the Henley Perfected, all patterns in the Knitting Daily pattern store, will have their 15 minutes of fame, too. Look for these patterns in the background of the show!
Although you only see the four hosts on the show, there are many folks behind the scenes making the show happen. There are three cameramen, one camera director, two audio specialists, a make-up artist, an executive producer, segment producer, associate producer, assistant to the producer, and technical adviser—all making sure each segment is accurate and informative. Whoa, that’s a lot of people. PLUS, add in all the guests and you have a plain-old knitting party in Ohio!
The next season of Knitting Daily TV includes many star designs and industry specialists. Pictured here is Estonian lace expert Nancy Bush, the author of the forthcoming book Knitted Lace in Estonia demonstrating a beautiful heirloom-quality triangular shawl from her book. Never having appeared on a television show before, Nancy Bush did an excellent job describing Estonian traditions and have us all wishing we could travel to Estonia for the next taping. Series 200 of Knitting Daily TV will begin airing this January, so mark your calendars.
You’ll see Sandi in this upcoming season too—she is the roaming reporter taking viewer questions on the show room floor at TNNA (taped this past summer) for the “You Asked It” segments.
Knitting Daily TV Series 100 is still for sale on DVD.
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