Conversations With Crafters of Color

Artist and author Jen Hewett has announced her sophomore book, The Craft Community: Conversations with Crafters of Color, which will highlight women of color who actively engage in fiber arts and crafts (including – but not limited to – embroidery, knitting, sewing, weaving, beadwork). With a 2020 publication date, the author is currently seeking women of color representing all ages and skill level who fit the crafter profile within the US and Canada. Through June 5, 2019, a survey is available for those wishing to participate.

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Treat Mom To A Yarn Trolley

This Mother’s Day (psst…it’s Sunday, May 12), treat Mom to a day of knitting in a most unique way. Knit 1 Chicago (and three of their neighboring local yarn shops) are hosting a Mother’s Day Trolley and a Windy City LYS Tour. On Saturday, May 11, spend 4-hours touring and shopping at Knit 1 Chicago, Sister-Arts Studio, Firefly Fiber Arts Studio and Nina Chicago, while traveling to and fro via trolley. Your tour ticket includes 45-minute stops at each locale, a 10% shopping discount at each shop, a tour bag, and bites and sips at each stop.

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The Yarn Cage

Knit One Crochet Too offers a new take on the yarn bowl with their newest online offering. Handmade in Denmark by accessory company Geo-Metry , Yarn Cocoons are a lightweight and chic solution for keeping your yarn in place and tangle-free. The lightweight, leather sphere acts as a sort of cage for your ball or cake of yarn, securing it in place with its drawstring top closure. Use it while you knit on the sofa or use the detachable loop to hang from your wrist or bag while you knit on-the-go. Yarn Cocoons are available now…and just in time for Mother’s Day, we might add.

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CAST ON: Woodland Tiles

Designed for Lakeside Yarns for the 2019 Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop, Woodland Tiles combines squares and garter stitch rows into a shawl inspired by the game Tetris. Add some spontaneity to the strategic placement of knits and purls by choosing a variegated yarn to make your shawl one-of-a-kind. Knit with Fingering weight yarn, the pattern offers instructions for three different yarn variations. Choose to knit with a single strand, single strand held with mohair, or two single strands held together.

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