Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Soon, soon-- I have more news about more spring/summer inventory arriving. But today, let's talk about art. Since the big knitting resurgence (what's it been-- like ten years now?) there have been a lot of cool art shows involving crafts. There was that interactive installment a while back where knitters were invited to deconstruct a couple of rooms full of knitted art and then repurpose it into useful garments-- Jordi gave an assist for that project. There's a lot of Knit Graffiti going on out there. And then there's the everyday art we make when we add unique touches to the stuff we make. (Like the 3-D roasted chicken hat I made a couple of years back.)
Saturday, February 20, 2010
NEEDLEFELTING IS A HOOT!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Last month, I wrote about my adventures at TNNA Market in California, where I got to learn about the business side of the knitting world. I saw so many booths that excited me-- all that yarn, all those notions, t-shirts, accessories, and doo-dads I never even knew existed. As I wandered along in my daze, I came across one booth that pulled me in like a magnet. Annie Adams Adornment sells knit-related jewelry and keychains. I was particularly enamored of a little necklace, pictured above, that celebrates knitting. Though you can't go on a full-on shopping spree at Market-- it's primarily set up for wholesale orders-- sometimes vendors have a little bit of overstock on hand. When Annie saw how excited I was, she mentioned that she had a few samples she was willing to part with, so-- since it was my birthday weekend and all-- I splurged and bought myself one. I just love it.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
WET FELTED VALENTINES (pictured above)
Fee: 65.00 (10.00 materials)
Learn to spin your own yarn in this 2 day class.
In this class you will learn how to prepare wool for spinning through carding, combing or lock spinning, use of prepared wool roving and top, the difference between woolen and worsted, how to use a drop spindle, and how to use a spinning wheel
Instructor: Deb Sayre
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!