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Woolful Podcast

Episode 66: Amy Small – Free People, Hong Kong, the kitchen sink and Knit Collage

September 2, 2016

 

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Sponsor: NorthCoast Knittery is a favorite in Humbolt county, with it’s charming storefront in Eureka California. NorthCoast Knittery opened it’s doors in 2008, with the hope to create a unique gathering place for fiber folk and help expand the local fiber community. It’s a wonderful spot to meet friends and work on projects as you enjoy a cup of tea. They offer a variety of classes and workshops, helping enhance your skill levels and each Thursday at 6pm they host a Sip & Knit social evening. 

This month NorthCoast Knittery is hosting the “Knitting in the Redwoods” retreat. Four nights of relaxation, stories, delicious farm to table meals, great company and the peaceful surroundings of the Klamath river and Redwood National Park. The retreat takes place at the historic Requa Inn, and each day will bring a new workshop and special treat showcasing the incredible area. 

Make sure to visit NorthCoast Knittery in person when in Eureka and online at northcoastknittery.com for a full selection of beautiful yarns including Knit Collage yarns. You can also find them on Instagram @northcoastknittery

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Fiber folk: From kitchen sink sweaters to yarns, and from living abroad to settling into motherhood, Amy Small of Knit Collage has carved out a special place within the fiber community…creating some of the most whimsical and colorful yarns, all spun by hand. Amy’s laugh and charisma will leave you smiling and inspired to go after what’s most exciting…whether it’s a project or  your fiber dreams. You find Amy at knitcollage.com and on Instagram @knitcollage.

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Sponsor: Moeke Yarns was founded by Ioana van Deurzen in 2014, alongside her brother Radu, his wife and their parents. Ioana and her family have an incredible story, which you can hear about in Episode 8, and this story is what spurred the dream and now reality of creating a yarn company. The Moeke yarns are full of character, from the unique European breeds they’re made of, to the traditional Romanian spinning mills. From her childhood, growing up in Romania during the revolution, her immersion in fiber through her grandmother and her purposeful journey to bring something back to the Romanian community, Moeke yarns is one of my favorite yarns and I hope it becomes one of yours as well.

And beginning September 12th is the MY Makealong, an international event dedicated to knitting, crocheting and weaving. This make along is a celebration of fiber arts, bringing together designers, makers and shop owners who all share the same values: a deep love for making and respect for nature, while being committed to helping preserve the local traditions and economies. You can find more info on how to join at moeke-yarns.com and on Instagram @moekeyarns. Visit Ravelry for a selection of beautiful patterns created with Moeke Yarns, designed by Junko Okamoto, Francoise Danoy, Susan Vische and more. And you can find a list of shops carrying Moeke yarns and fabric at moeke-yarns.com.

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Shop update: This past week I updated the shop with a restock of your favorite Moeke Yarns, including those needed to join the Moeke Yarns Make along. You’ll also find a couple new Cormo blend and alpaca yarns…just in time for Fall knitting. Visit woolfulmercantile.com 

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Giveaway: The winners of last weeks giveaway are Melissa, you’ve won the Dancing Bears Shawl pattern and kit from Sunday Knits and Camille you’ve won Susan Anderson’s latest book String Along Toys. Congratulations!

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Knit Collage and they’re giving away the Yarnicorn Cowl pattern and kit.

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Music by Jónsi.