I too, am totally psyched for this announcement! I’m partnering with Curious on Hudson to teach fabric and yarn craft classes this fall. I’ll be walking you step-by-step through a range of projects, including arm-knitting, weaving, Kool-aid dying and more.
These one-evening classes will provide you with the materials, the know-how and the time to make those beautiful projects that you’ve been pining for on Pinterest. At the end of each class, you’ll leave with a finished project ready to be worn or gifted. To wrap it all up, the last class of 2014 will be gift wrapping!
Read on to find out about the first two classes – starting next week!
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Inspired by one of my favorite shows and an upcoming bridal shower for a Whovian-loving friend, I whipped-up a set of Doctor Who themed TARDIS cocktail napkins. They were so simple to make and fun to use, there’s no reason not to make yourself a set to celebrate your favorite fandom. Plus, add a set of martini glasses, cocktail mixers, or silly ice cube trays and you have a geeky gift ready to go!
I’m now curious, what’s the plural of TARDIS? TARDISes? TARDI?
Anyway, are you ready to make your own set? Allons-y!
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The fish are swimming at Van Der Donck Park! This is the second and final round of the Yonkers Yarn Bomb project with the Hudson River Museum. We installed them last Saturday with a team of volunteers.
Bike Rings at Sunset. Photo by Alison Mara of True North My awesome helpers and I have been busy knitting and crocheting for Round Two of the Yonkers Yarn Bomb. I’ve received some great coverage and even my first TV interview! The completed woven American flag. Photo by Sarah Divi. While I finish sewing squares into fish for this Saturday’s installation, check out what people are posting about the yarn bomb: Continue reading
For the past two months, I’ve been collaborating with the Hudson River Museum as their Teaching Artist in Residence. In addition to creating the curriculum for their Family Studio Projects and hosting a monthly Fiber Friends knitting group, I’ve been leading a summer long yarn bombing project. It’s been an incredible experience working with both the museum’s staff, their high school junior docents, and the local knitters, and being able to do it all in my own backyard of Yonkers, NY. Continue reading
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An updated to my most pinned project – my mended jeans.
It’s been a while, but I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ve been busy working on creating smaller projects and developing bigger projects.
Sketchbooks: New & Old
I’ve spent some time reading and thinking about blogging and I’ve come to a decision. Continue reading
There’s a new show up at the Say What? Gallery! It’s based on this Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote:
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
These are the two new works that I hinted at in the last post. They’re made from unraveled sweaters and yarn scraps knit back together. In drastic contrast to my knit maze, I used small knitting needles. In working on these pieces, I thought about wear this yarn had come from, sometimes from a thrift store sweater, or the back of a friend’s closet, or simply leftovers from a hat project. Some of this yarn has been moving with me, from home to home, for years.
Once I started playing with smaller needles and scraps of yarn, the process developed as the pattern slowly turned into a landscape, and I changed the yarn colors around to emphasize the rolling hills.
The show is open until August 18th.
Say What? Contemporary Art Gallery is located at:
6042 Main Street, Tannersville, New York 12485
The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Their phone number is (518) 589-7500.
After the installation of my knit maze at Say What? Gallery, I realized that I had a large picnic basket still packed full of unraveled sweaters and yarn scraps.
By the next morning, I had tied most of the yarn bits together and rolled them into a ball and started knitting with double-pointed needles.
Here it is several hours later.
This look wasn’t quite what I wanted, so I sorted my yarn into colors, added in some new and partial skeins from my stash and started over.
Here’s a peek of what will be seen at the next Say What? Gallery show in July. I hope to see you there!
I have a confession to make: I’m really loving the bunting trend. I still get excited when I see a blog post with a different twist on the basic triangle garland. In honor of Memorial Day, and with an invitation to a weekend barbecue, I decided to make my own picnic-inspired version.
After this weekend, I’m planning to use this again for the Fourth of July and any other summer event. It reminds me of a picnic spread. I had hoped to photograph the bunting wrapped around and between a few evergreen trees with a picnic basket below, but with the weather as it is…you’ll just have to imagine it for now.
Originally, I was planning to use bandanas, but then I found gingham in several colors and completely changed my plan. With only one evening free to make this, I streamlined as much of the process as possible. No tracing the pattern, no hemming, no pinning. Very quick. The slowest part was sewing on the buttons, but a hot glue gun can be used if you are really pressed for time.
See the Picnic Bunting Tutorial after the jump. Continue reading