Stitched Together

The Squam team – the coordinators of creative destination retreats and workshops – is hosting a conversational gathering on July 29th to discuss inclusion and diversity in creative spaces. Hosted at Rhode Island’s Providence Athenaeum from 11:30 am -3:30 pm, the event will feature BIPOC makers Tiffany Latrice of TILA studios,  Gaye Glasspie of GG Made it, Brandi Cheyenne Harper of purlBknit, Virginia Johnson of Gather Here, Mindy Tsonas, and Diane Ivey of Lady Dye Yarn. Hear their stories, ask questions, and have honest conversations to improve and expand the representation of BIPOC and LGBTQ creatives in maker spaces. Get tickets to this free event now.

Get Unique With Blue Sky Fibers

In the business of creating consciously crafted fibers, Blue Sky Fibers has released their newest offering: Printed Organic Cotton. The worsted weight skeins are created in Peru using a combination of ink press and hand painting techniques, giving them each a one-of-a-kind speckled effect. Available in eight neutral colorways, the earth-friendly yarn is a great choice for hats, cowls, and sweaters. Especially since there are 40 solid colorways of Organic Cotton Worsted to mix and match with the new Printed colorways.

Nomadic Knits‘ Call For Submissions

Nomadic Knits is going to work on issue 6, which will take knitters on a tour of the American Deep South, including Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida Panhandle. Through July 15th submit your warm weather design ideas to the magazine for inclusion. Nomadic Knits is looking for women’s sweaters, hats, socks, and accessories that are lightweight and lacey and that are inclusive of sizing XS-5XL. A short bio, swatch pic, and drawing/description of the proposed design are required for submission.

CAST ON: Panda by Susan B Anderson

Susan B Anderson has released another critter for her menagerie and to say we’re smitten is an understatement. Panda is a fingering weight panda that stands 12″ high and cleans up nicely in a hooded cardigan. Work this sweet stuffie with three colors of fingering weight yarn and three, functional buttons to allow the cardigan to come on and off.