Friday, September 21, 2012

Knit Wear Fiber Art Experience 2012

         Start your fall off right by joining me in Fort Collins this Sunday for a gem of an annual event called  KnitWear.   Part of the Lincoln Center annual ArtWear event that coincides each year with Fashion Week in New York,  KnitWear market is a one day celebration of fiber, showcasing some of the local yarn / fiber producers from our region.   Besides the great vendors, there are free demonstrations scheduled all day.

       My demo is of techniques developed to knit with the beautiful Recycled Sari Silk ribbon from Treenway Silks (a Colorado company!).  I spent some time this summer obsessed with this intriguing alternative fiber source which comes from co-ops in India where women sew together strips of gorgeous fabrics reclaimed from the sari garment industry.  The colors and textures are inspiring.  And the knitted  fabric is like nothing else I've seen.

        Sari Silk creates a unique garment every time.  You just have to try this one on.  I've got a small series of garments designed for the techniques. The first pattern will be up in the Ravelry shop soon.  I hear that a big shipment of the yarns is due in mid October,  just in time for gift knitting.

        While we are anxiously awaiting the Sari Silk ribbon yarns,  I'll also have my hand-dyed yarns, Just Beautiful Alpaca, and lots of shawls and garments to show you.  Plus some of my favorite yarn places are included in the vendor list like Brown Sheep CompanyCowgirl Yarn,  and Lambspun.  So come along to KnitWear.  Spend a Sunday getting inspired.  Love to meet you there.

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