But first, if you’re looking for ways to support fire relief efforts in Australia, check out the Animal Rescue Craft Guild who is calling on crafters to make koala mittens and joey pouches. Learn how you can use your needles to help.

Try To Dye

Ever wanted to dye your own yarn or see if you have what it takes to be an indie dyer? Knomad is a new line of bare yarn for dyers. Currently Knomad offers 15 blank canvas yarns, ranging from single-ply fingering to chunky weight. Purchase a skein, pack, or even inquire about wholesale options for those wanting to buy larger quantities.

Farm To Needle

Make plans to be in Boston on February 9th for the 3rd Annual Boston Farm & Fiber Festival. Happening at the Boston Public Market, this day-long event will celebrate local farm yarns, a variety of breed-specific yarns, and more. No tickets or registration is needed to attend this free event. But if you’d like to volunteer, there are opportunities available.

Farm To Closet

We live in a world of fast fashion that’s begging to slow down, which is what maker and author Rebecca Burgess hopes to instill in readers. In her new book Fibershed, Rebecca shares her journey of creating a wardrobe made from fiber locally grown, woven and sewn, while discussing how natural plant dyes and fibers help our planet in a scalable and practical way. Fibershed is now available for purchase.

CAST ON: Archie Bear Hat by Jesse Molzan

No longer do you have to oogle Prince Archie’s knitted hat from afar. Designer Jesse Molzan, owner of Knit One Crochet Too, released a look alike pattern for babies ranging from 3 months to child. Worked with a solid worsted weight yarn, the Archie Bear Hat is knit from the bottom up and in-the-round with no crown decreases. Just seam the top with a 3-needle bind off and add pom pom “ears.” Best of all, all proceeds from the sale of this hat will be donated to wildfire relief efforts in Australia.