Tuesday, April 12, 2011

AKG and STITCHES overlap

I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow will be a great day for visiting our local shops. Don't forget that you can meet Habu Textiles founder Takako Ueki at Knitch, or meet Malabrigo Yarns owner Tobias Feder at either The Whole Nine Yarns or Needle Nook.

When you are in the marketplace this weekend at STITCHES, be sure to show some love for these AKG affiliates:
Eat.Sleep.Knit in booths 429 and 528.
Fiber Charmer in booth 618.
Gale's Art in booth 233
Purdy Thangs in booth 326
Sassafras Creations in booth 124

And if you are taking classes, we have two of our own teaching.
Jolie A. Elder is teaching class #342-3 "More Than One Way to Skin a Sweater."
Rebecca Ewing is teaching class #117-3 "In Loving Color."
Both classes are Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Malabrigo Merriment, Part 2

Tobias Feder, owner of Malabrigo Yarns, will be visiting Needle Nook on Wednesday 13 April from 4 - 7 PM. He will be bringing along a trunk show of luscious Malabrigo goodness! Time slots are available every 30 minutes, but you need to make a reservation in order to attend. The newest Malabrigo book will also be in stock and available for purchase and autograph. So if you can't sneak up to Woodstock during the day, you can head into town after work.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Knitted Art

A group called The Materialistics makes truly impressive fiber art. Here is a link to reproductions of art masterpieces. Many of these involve knitting, although some use other fiber arts.

Hokusai: The Great Wave
Made by Sylvia West, Susan Davies and Tim West
Techniques: appliqué, knitting, crochet, silk painting and woodwork.
Photo credit: Maureen Wilson

Thanks to the Bard for spotting this.