Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live

My first time at Vogue Knitting Live NYC was last weekend…such a great experience! With all the changes in events due to the pandemic, I get hesitant about virtual events that are so based in a human experience – the reason I enjoy my knitting and weaving community. However, the more intimate lectures and workshopsContinue reading “Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live”

Learning about Chenille

This is a great article that traces the history of a great yarn and fiber…Chenille. Chenille means caterpillar in English, forever linking the fuzzy insects that one day become either a moth or butterfly with fluffy yarn and fabrics. The French word was known early on in the United States and can be found inContinue reading “Learning about Chenille”

New Innovation in Textile…Mushrooms

Materials innovation startup Bolt Threads introduced its second biomaterial today – a leather made from mycelium, the roots of a mushroom.  Mycelium is the underground root structure of mushrooms. It grows as tiny threads that form vast networks under the forest floor. We developed Mylo™ from mycelium cells by creating optimal growing conditions for it to self-assembleContinue reading “New Innovation in Textile…Mushrooms”

#Pink hat Project – Fiber #Activist

I just heard about this on the news. The name is actually – The Pussyhat Project.  Whether you are for or against President-Elect Trump, it is a GREAT way to use fiber arts and handmade crafts for activism. If you do want to take part you would need to knit, crochet or weave pretty fast,Continue reading “#Pink hat Project – Fiber #Activist”

The Story of MYak

I had the opportunity to purchase this yarn. It’s a young company but very focused on sustainability in fiber and textile. Now only is the yarn extremely soft but very durable.  It is considered a luxury yarn. Currently they are touring local shops and talking and working with fiber artists and enthusiasts to create wearsContinue reading “The Story of MYak”