The Yarn Industry and the Environment

“On some level the (large-scale) craft industry and the textile industry share the same supply streams until the final stages,” Dale Washburn, founder of yarn company Bellatrista, says in an email. “That is, the production of the raw fiber, the large-scale dyeing, etc. are indistinguishable. They only really diverge when the finished fiber/thread is spun into yarn or sent to be woven into cloth and sewn into garments. So,Continue reading “The Yarn Industry and the Environment”

Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue

Cast On, published quarterly, is the official publication of The Knitting Guild Association.  We welcome design and article submissions from everyone but give preference to our members.  A Call for Design email is sent to designers three months before the publication date to solicit design submissions.  The Call for Design will indicate the deadline forContinue reading “Call for Designs – Cast On Magazine Summer 2021 Issue”

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”

National Exhibition: Call for Fiber + Textile Artists

Family Matters: 2018 SDA Annual International Exhibition In Print.   Each year, the SDA International Exhibition In Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists are featured in the winter 2018 issue of theContinue reading “National Exhibition: Call for Fiber + Textile Artists”

Healing powers of knitting and weaving – Fiber Arts News

Greeting everyone! My weaving instructor sent this over this week. Lately, more articles are appearing about the healing that fiber art techniques offer, even though those of who are in the craft know this…but it’s always good to have the support. Happy reading! Many of us knit, weave, crochet, or otherwise find time with fiberContinue reading “Healing powers of knitting and weaving – Fiber Arts News”