Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver Colorado. This inspired place is owned and operated by self proclaimed fiber nerds, Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran…two women who’s hope and journey have allowed them to share their knowledge, adventures and passion in fiber, and this is reflected in their beautiful shop as well as their endeavors in creating their own yarn Heirloom, which you can find in their shop, both in person and online. Make sure to share and visit fancytigercrafts.com
Fancy Tiger Crafts has some great upcoming classes and workshops taught by some of our favorite fiber folks. This week on August 13th and 15th, Bristol Ivy will be teaching two classes, Brioche 101 and Knitting Outside the Box. On September 3rd, Meghan Shimek will be teaching a tapestry weaving workshop, which includes a loom designed by Meghan herself. For more information and to register, visit fancytigercrafts.com/classes
Fiber folk: I first got to know Jaime and Amber via Instagram and later on in person when they were visiting the Bay Area. These two incredibly creative and inspiring women are just as sweet and hilarious in person as you can imagine, but what’s even greater is how their journeys crossed paths and later joined to create the amazing store we know as Fancy Tiger Crafts. Their passion for handmade wardrobes, teaching and creating community is evident in every facet of what they do. You can find Jaime and Amber at fancytigercrafts.com and on Instagram @fancytigercrafts, @fancyjaime and @fancyamber.
Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How do the warmer Summer months affect your fiber habits?”. We had some great answers from Jennifer @jay_kay_knits, Kerry @kerryrobb, Sonja @atreebytheriver and Melissa @hey_lady_hey.
Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is Sarah! You’ve won 2 skeins of Woolfolk Tynd and the Fure Armwarmers pattern from Knit Purl. Congratulations!
This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts and we’re giving away two skeins of their Heirloom Romney yarn in the color of your choice, along with their beautiful Imposter’s Shawl pattern. To enter this giveaway, leave a comment in the comment section at the bottom of the post page.
Sponsor: I wanted to make sure and thank our other sponsor today, Portfiber, a wonderful shop in Portland, Maine, specializing in one of a kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn. Casey has curated an incredible collection of spinning fiber including yak, Chiri, Alpaca, Polwarth and hand-dyed blends. Portfiber offers something very special to the Portland community, helping foster the fiber arts through various classes and events and encouraging the connection between maker and medium. You can visit Portfiber in person when in Portland Maine and shop online at portfiber.com
Music by Jónsi.