Celebrate #ILOVEYARNDAY Today [10.17.15]

Use the #ilyd2015 and #stitchforward | For more information visit Craft Yarn Council I Love Yarn Day turns five on October 17th and to celebrate we’re calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn and “stitch it forward” by teaching at least one newbie to knit, crochet, weave, spin or bomb. Whatever craftContinue reading “Celebrate #ILOVEYARNDAY Today [10.17.15]”

Joseph-Marie Jacquard and the #Loom

A bit of #weaving history for your Saturday morning… Joseph-Marie Jacquard was not the inventor of the programmable loom, as many people imagine, actually he created an attachment to the loom, which played a very important role not only in the textile industry. In July 1800 Joseph Jacquard applied for his first patent—a treadle loom,Continue reading “Joseph-Marie Jacquard and the #Loom”

Join OTA’s Fiber Council | OTA

OTA’s Board has approved the establishment of an OTA Fiber Council based on OTA Sector Council Operating Guidelines.  The application for the new sector council was first reviewed by the OTA Board Community Relations Committee, which gave its support. Marci Zaroff, President of Portico Brands and Founder of Under the Canopy, submitted the request alongContinue reading “Join OTA’s Fiber Council | OTA”

[FILM] TRACING ROOTS: A #WEAVER’S JOURNEY

A heartfelt glimpse into the world of Haida elder and weaver, Delores Churchill and a discussion generating documentary about the multilayered meaning of an object.

New Social Meet-up Site for #YarnAddicts!

This is a cool way to meet up with knitters and crocheters where you live.  Right now they have launched in NY but want to grow this across many states.  Yarndevu, the rendez-vous site for yarn lovers designed to share your interest in teaching or learning – or both! Meet-ups for knitters and crocheters.  SignContinue reading “New Social Meet-up Site for #YarnAddicts!”

#Weaving Used to Support #Homeless Individuals @ #Reloom

I stumbled upon this movement and I am so glad I did. Love it when I see the craft industry using the art to support those in need, which offers more than just a skill but a means of income.  Read more about Re:loom, located in Georgia founded in 1990 and tour their #Weavehouse!

#CampaignforWool

In becoming educated on wool –  the way the sheep are raised, what they eat, being synthetic vs organic, what is pure wool – helped me a lot in educating people I would make pieces for.   The perception is that wool is itchy!  However, when I discovered Shepherds wool, then Alpaca and then the plyContinue reading “#CampaignforWool”

Why one co. uses #silver in their #yarn

Based out of Washington, DC appeared the magical use of silver in yarn by Feel Good Yarn Company.  I first felt this yarn in 2014 at a local yarn shop and boy was it soft! But when I read about how the yarn could be used for gloves that did not have to be removedContinue reading “Why one co. uses #silver in their #yarn”