Sponsor: Amirisu is a beautiful bilingual knitting print and digital magazine founded by Meri and Tokuko and created in Japan. Amirisu plays an vital role in this international fiber community of ours, is a key player in this editorial and inspirational world and one of my favorites. Each issue features patterns in both Japanese and English accompanied by beautifully written articles and photography. And launching today is Amirisu’s Spring/Summer issue, with Spring Vintage inspired designs from Amy Christoffers, Britol Ivy, Leila Raabe, Joji Locatelli, Helen Stewart, Melissa LaBarre, Nadia Cretin-Lechenne and Kirsten Johnstone and the craft city guide of Nashville Tennessee. You can find this and past issues at amirisu.com and a selection of local yarn shops. And make sure to follow Amirisu on Instagram @amirisushop to keep up with all the going ons.
Fiber folk: Every year there is a special place, on a lake in New Hampshire, where people gather to explore their creativity, healing and community. This place is called Squam. Behind this goodness is one remarkable woman by the name of Elizabeth Duvivier, someone who’s sought out to find her path and enlightenment in this creative world, bringing souls together and taking just as much away from each experience as those who attend. The next Squam art workshop is this June, and if there’s any way you can find to make it, I know you’ll come away from it just as inspired as you will from this conversation. You can find Elizabeth at squamartworkshops.com and on Instagram @squamlove.
Sponsor: Fancy Tiger Crafts is a special yarn, fabric and notions 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 farm yarn Heirloom. Fancy Tiger Crafts is one of my favorite places to shop online for fabric, patterns and yarn, and on June 18th they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary with a very special event with workshops taught by Stephen West, Sonya Philip and Jeane deCoster. The first 100 customers through the door at 10am will receive free goody bags and you’ll find some other exciting things the Fancy gals have put together for this special event, including the release of a limited edition Fancy Tiger Crafts Colorado grown and milled yarn. So make sure to mark your calendars for June 18th, and visit fancytigercrafts.com for more info and to register for the workshop, and follow along for updates on Instagram @fancytigercrafts.
Special Event: If you’re in the bay area, there’s a wonderful event “Pastoralism Prevailing” taking place on Sunday April 17th from 2-5pm. In support of Bay Area Shepherdess, super-hero farmer Joel Salatin is coming to the charming little beach town of Bolinas. Learn how to support New Pastoralism and discuss this agrarian mission promoting carbon sequestration, health of soil & water, good food, fiber & the pursuit of happiness, as we dine and imbibe during this inspiring afternoon in support of Bay Area Shepherdess, Brittany Cole Bush & other regional land businesses.
Food faire and fine drink will be provided, as well as a live auction at the stunning venue with inspiring folk. You can learn more and purchase tickets at pastorlismprevailing.com
Giveaway: The winners of last weeks giveaways are, Susan Seward you’ve won Issue 3 from Knit Wit and Jill Kato you’ve won a kit of your choice from We Are Knitters Spring Collection. Congratulations!
The giveaway this week is sponsored by Squam and Fancy Tiger Crafts and they’re giving away the West Water Tunic pattern and a $30 gift card towards fabric at Fancy Tiger Crafts, perfect to get the fabric for your tunic. To enter, leave a comment on this blog post.
Music by Jónsi.