Knitting Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

Emilee Geist

Knitting Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram

From exclusive patterns to sources for yarn and supplies, and everything in between, these crafters provide endless inspiration.

Knitting is experiencing something of a comeback in the DIY world right now, and it’s not difficult to see why. Equal parts crafty and cool, knitting is both a calming and creative way to design your own one-of-a-kind clothing and décor items. “Knitting is a tactile, rhythmic therapy for me,” Denise Bayron of Bayron Handmade explains. “Knitting, sewing, and the making of garments and home goods is a slow art. It forces you to sit down, pace yourself, and breathe.”

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Thanks to Instagram, there’s a whole new generation of knitting artists and ideas available at your fingertips. Looking for inspiration for your next project? Read on to learn about several modern knitting artists that are making major waves on the ‘gram.

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Facebook begins the Instagram DM and Messenger merge

Emilee Geist

In January last year, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook plans to integrate messaging services between Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It seems that the company is taking the first steps towards that by merging Instagram DMs and Messenger.

According to a report from The Verge, a ton of users got popup messages on Friday night describing the new integrated experience. The popup said: “There’s a new way to Message on Instagram” and mentioned fresh features, such as a redesigned interface, swipe to reply, and emoji reacts.

For now, it looks like Facebook has brought some of Messenger‘s functionality into Instagram‘s DMs, and there’s no way to turn this off. Plus, the ability to chat with your friends from Facebook isn’t available yet.

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The update has rolled out in various languages across the world, in tongues such as

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Did Instagram copy me? After congressional hearing, a startup founder wonders

Emilee Geist

Back in 2014, Andrew Cunningham thought he and some colleagues had a hit with a smartphone app to create short bursts of reversible video.

These days, if Cunningham wants to use his old app, it might be easier to pull up Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has an almost identical feature called Boomerang, which people use to create videos of streams running backward or friends doing backflips in reverse.

Cunningham has long suspected that Instagram copied Boomerang from his startup, which after all was based in Australia, home of the original boomerang hunting tool. His app, called RWND, didn’t last long after Boomerang came on the scene in 2015, a year after RWND.

“You wake up one day and the magic that you’ve got has been baked into another product,” said Cunningham, who’s based in Melbourne.

It was all ancient history in the fast-moving world of tech startups until last

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